5 years full time
The Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is offered jointly by UTS: Business and UTS: International Studies. The degree integrates the study of business with a major in the language and culture of another country.
This combined degree aims to provide students with the knowledge, competencies and values necessary to develop critical, analytical and evaluative skills essential for a fulfilling and effective career in business, while at the same time providing an opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of another language and culture.
All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.
In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.
The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).
The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).
Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.
In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.
You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.
Area of study and
(per EFTSL or 48 cp)
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$20,830 to A$40,800 per year.
Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.
Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.
For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $658. The total credit points are 240.
All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:
- Protocol on fees and refunds for international students - contains the fee and refund conditions for international students
- Tuition Protection Service - designed to ensure that students receive the tuition they have paid for
In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.
UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage
For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.
Career options include positions in any branch of business or commerce as well as management of private and public sector enterprises ranging from start-ups to large multinational enterprises. Career options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers.
Course completion requirements
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Course structure explained
All students must complete 240 credit points of study, comprising 144 credit points relating to business and 96 credit points relating to international studies. Full details of the Bachelor of Business component of the combined degree are available from the Bachelor of Business (C10026). The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires undergraduates to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.
Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.
The course is offered as a full-time program over five years. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.Full time, on campus
Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.
Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Business (C10026). There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences.
The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.International students
Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.
If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.
There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program.
Year 12 bonus schemeTo see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.
Information on credit recognition in the business component is available from the Bachelor of Business (C10026).
Scholarships, prizes and awards
For Business and International Studies students
Only for international students
For all domestic students
Only for Aboriginal Australian or Torres Strait Islander students
Prizes and awards
For Business and International Studies students
Download a course guide
UTS: HandbookSee the Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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