Your responsibilities as an international student are imposed on you by the conditions of your student visa.
These conditions are governed by the Migration Regulations and are enforced by the Department of Home Affairs.
While it is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with your visa conditions, the University must also monitor your enrolment and notify the Department of Home Affairs of any breaches.
The Department of Home Affairs will take all circumstances into account and determine whether or not your visa should be cancelled.
For enquiries about your rights and responsibilities as an international student or about your student visa contact the UTS International student services on:
- phone +61 2 9514 1796 or
- phone +61 2 9514 9914 or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your responsibilities include:
Maintain enrolment and course progress
You must be enrolled in a full-time course for the full duration of your student visa. You are also expected to complete your course by the end date specified on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE ). At UTS, this means:
- that you must normally enrol in 24 credit points per session or equivalent
- that you can reduce your study load only in special circumstances and only in consultation with a UTS officer
- that you will be allowed to defer or take leave from your program only in special circumstances.
According to Australian Government regulations, UTS can only extend your CoE (which is used to extend your student visa) in certain circumstances.
If you think that you will not be able to complete your course by the end date on your CoE, then you must consult UTS International well before your CoE end date so that an appropriate Early Intervention Strategy can be implemented.
If you do not abide by these requirements you may not be able to extend your student visa to complete your course.
You are expected to attend all scheduled lectures, tutorial, workshops. If you do not attend classes you may risk failure.
Achieve satisfactory results
All students at UTS are subject to rules and policies governing satisfactory academic progress.
You are in breach of your visa conditions if your enrolment is terminated by the University as a result of your unsatisfactory academic progress. Breaching this condition has serious implications for your student visa and may affect future study in Australia.
Pay tuition fees on time
It is a requirement of your student visa that you have sufficient funds to support yourself and to pay for your studies in Australia.
If you do not pay your tuition fees on time the University may cancel your enrolment and notify the Department of Home Affairs for further action.
For information on paying tuition fees go to the Fees section of the UTS Student Admin website.
Notify the University of any change of address
The University and the Australian Government must be able to contact you while you are in Australia.
You must notify the University of your contact details (residential address, mobile telephone number and email) and emergency contact via My student admin within seven days of:
- your arrival in Australia, and
- any changes to these details while in Australia.
There may be other conditions attached to your student visa which are not covered in this document because they do not form part of the ESOS framework.
These include limitations on working in Australia and requirements for health insurance.
It is your responsibility to comply with all your visa conditions.
For further information on your student visa conditions (opens an external site) visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
You must also abide by the Legislation, Rules and Policies of UTS.