Non-current school leavers

Applying to UTS

For non-current school leavers, an ATAR is not the only thing you need to take into account in order to apply to UTS. You may have to consider each course area's admission requirements.

You also have the option of taking a gap year

Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)

All non-current school leavers apply to UTS through the Universities Admissions Centre (opens an external site).

It is possible to change your UAC course preferences (opens an external site) after you lodge your application.

Three steps to apply

There are three steps you need to take when applying:

Step 1 - Eligibility criteria

Check that you:

  • meet one or more of the eligibility criteria for UTS admission - this is required in order to submit an assessable application.

  • can demonstrate your English language proficiency (opens an external site).

  • meet one or more of the admission requirements for the course(s) you wish to apply for.

Step 2 - Additional selection criteria

Check if the courses you want to apply for have any compulsory or optional additional selection criteria.

Step 3 - Apply!

For the majority of UTS undergraduate courses, you must lodge your application and optional additional selection documents through Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).  

Exclusion or failure

If you have a record of exclusion or failure, in any previous tertiary studies, you are required to declare those studies in your UAC application (opens an external site).

Supporting letter

In addition, you must submit a supporting letter directly to UTS, explaining the circumstances relating to the exclusion or failed results and why you believe you can now succeed at university level studies.

This letter should be supported by relevant documents and list the UAC course codes for which you have applied. Failure to address this requirement can jeopardise the success of your application to UTS.

Title the letter:

Statement of exclusion or failure for (your name and UAC number)

2014 Closing Dates:

Autumn semester - 29 November 2013

Spring semester - 13 June 2014

Send your letter to:

Admissions Manager
Student Administration Unit
University of Technology
P.O. Box 123
Broadway NSW 2007


Deliver to:

Student Centre
Building 1
Level 4 (near the main entrance off Broadway)
15 Broadway
Ultimo, NSW 2007

Do not include the failure or exclusion statement as part of your personal statement submission.

Direct applications

For a few undergraduate courses, you need to apply directly to UTS.

Courses available for direct application are listed on the forms.

The forms include detailed instructions on how they should be completed, provision of documentation, and lodging your application.

Check your application

Prior to lodging your direct application form, check that:

  • all relevant sections have been completed

  • the form is signed and dated, and

  • all supporting documents have been securely attached with the application form on the front.

Ensure that you certify supporting documents correctly, according to the advice provided on the forms.

Do not:

  • enclose your application in any sort of binding, or

  • include examples of your work unless specifically asked to do so.


Offers via direct application are made progressively - as assessment is completed by the relevant faculty.

Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be advised by mail. Offer advice sent to successful applicants includes enrolment instructions.

Non-award and Cross-institutional study

Non-award study

Non-award study refers to enrolment in subjects which do not count towards a formal award course at UTS. Non-award study may be undertaken out of personal interest, or to upgrade skills or knowledge in a specific area.

Non-award students are not eligible to access any of the government loan schemes.

Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study refers to enrolment in subjects for credit towards an award course at another Australian University in which the student is enrolled.

Cross-institutional students may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP depending on whether they have a CSP or DFEE place and providing they meet the citizenship and residency requirements. Applicants to UTS will be required to submit (with their application):

  • home institution's written confirmation that the subject(s) applied for will be credited towards their degree
  • evidence of their current fee status at their home institution (CSP or Domestic Fee Paying)

How to apply

Applicants must complete a non award application form or  a cross institutional application form. Application forms are also available from UTS Student Centres.

Closing Dates

The following closing dates apply for 2014:

  • Spring Semester: 30 June 2014

General Information

Non-award and Cross-institutional study are only available to Australian or New Zealand citizens, or Australian permanent residents. If you are a temporary resident or hold a student visa, please contact UTS International for advice.

For information on UTS subjects please visit the online handbook.

For timetable information please visit the online timetable.

For enquiries about subject choices and availabilities contact the relevant faculty or the UTS Student Centres for more information.