Students admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts in International Studies before 2010 should refer to the course description in the 2009 handbook.
5 years full time
The Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts in International Studies combines preparation for the role of the registered nurse with immersion in another language and culture, enhancing professional education and career options.
The course offers all the benefits of the UTS Bachelor of Nursing, including clinical placements every session, use of state-of-the-art facilities, selection of a clinical elective in the final year and development of an e-portfolio. In addition, students gain specific skills in their chosen language and culture and become more aware of the need for intercultural sensitivities, not only through studying another language and culture, but also by living in another country in the fourth year of the course.
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$27,040 to A$40,350 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.
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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.
Career options for registered nurses include working in diverse specialty areas such as community health, critical care, intensive care, aged care, mental health, operating theatres and paediatrics. Career progression opportunities include working as a clinical nurse consultant, clinical nurse specialist, nurse educator, nurse manager, nurse practitioner or rural and remote practice nurse. Career options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers.
Course completion requirements
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Course structure explained
Students are required to complete 240 credit points of study comprising 144 credit points in nursing and 96 credit points in international studies. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires undergraduates to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years.
Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.
Industrial training/professional practice
The Bachelor of Nursing includes extensive clinical practice, which is a compulsory component of the course, commencing in the first session. Students may be required to complete clinical practice during the session break period.
The course duration is five years of full-time study. 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 Nursing (C10122).
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.
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.
Any two units of English (nursing component). There are no prior language requirements (international studies component).
Any two units of science and any two units of mathematics are recommended (nursing component).
Year 12 bonus schemeTo see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.
UTS offers an accelerated Bachelor of Nursing program to students who have completed the TAFE Certificate IV/Diploma in Enrolled Nursing, and to students who have completed a bachelor degree in another discipline within the past eight years. The focus of the previous bachelor's degree should have a human physical/behavioural science base and should reflect the student's attainment of communication and academic writing skills. Applicants are assessed on an individual basis. Enrolled nurses receive 48 credit points of exemption and graduates receive 24 credit points of exemption. Applicants must have completed their qualification by December of the previous year to be eligible for the accelerated program. Spaces are limited in these accelerated programs and offers are based on competition.
Scholarships, prizes and awards
For Health 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 Health and International Studies students
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. See the faculty rules for more information.
Download a course guide
UTS: HandbookSee the Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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