Starting at UTS
New to UTS? Follow the steps below to help you get started.
Step 1: Accept or defer your offer and activate your UTS email account
Accept or defer your offer and activate your UTS email account by visiting Start @ UTS.
Your UTS email account is the official method of communication between you and UTS. It’s important that you check this regularly because once you are enrolled, we'll mostly contact you by email.
If you wish to defer starting your course, see deferring your course commencement.
Step 2: Login to My Student Admin
My Student Admin is your portal to:
- manage course enrolment
- update contact and personal details
- apply for government assistance
If you are a Commonwealth Supported student or you wish to apply for Commonwealth assistance, ensure that you have a tax file number (opens an external site) to complete your request for:
Select Upfront Fee Paying if you do not have a TFN yet, and submit a new form once TFN is received from ATO before census date. If you do not have a tax file number, visit Australian Taxation Office (opens an external page) for more information.
All previous UTS students need to complete a new form when accepting an offer to a new course.
Recognition of prior learning
If you have undertaken previous tertiary studies, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. If you wish to apply for recognition of prior learning, see recognition of prior learning for detailed information about eligibility and processing requirements.
Step 3: Subject enrolment
Now you will need to:
- Check the UTS:Handbook for your course completion requirements
- Enrol in your subjects via My Student Admin. See how to enrol for important information and instructions about enrolling, including the Enrolment guide (PDF, 1.6MB)
Note: The course program provides you with the subject sequence that should be undertaken each session for correct progression through your course.
Step 4: Create your timetable
The timetable provides you with the teaching period and location of your enrolled courses.
Step 5: Get your Student ID Card
All UTS students are issued a student ID card upon enrolment. Your student ID card enables you to:
- Establish your identity on campus
- Access the library and other services
- Gain access to centrally conducted examination rooms.
You must have your student ID card with you at all times whilst on the UTS campus. See student ID cards for instructions on obtaining your student ID card.
Important: If you fail to collect your student ID card before the last day to enrol, you may be at risk of being withdrawn from your course.
Step 6: Register for orientation
All new students are expected to attend Orientation.
Orientation is designed to give UTS students the essential tools needed to be ready and prepared for day one of formal classes, as well as help students learn how they can enhance their student experience.
Step 7: Check out your course resources
There are a lot of resources available to help you with your course:
- UTS Online and Canvas are web-based learning tools that enable online learning for UTS students
- The UTS Library offers a wide range of services and resources to support off-campus learning
- UTS:HELPS offers online self-help resources to improve literacy and academic language skills
- Maps and facilities
Step 8: Congratulations!
You are almost ready to begin! To help ensure that you are ready to start at UTS, remember to:
- Visit and stay up to date with UTS Online week before session start date to find out more about your course and its requirements
- Check your UTS email account for any updates
If you have any more questions, please contact your Student Centre.