How to apply
Applying to go to UTS on study abroad or exchange is easy!
We created a step-by-step guide for both Study Abroad (direct applicants) and Exchange (applicants from partner universities) below.
You can also apply for our Study Abroad program via a UTS Student Recruitment Agent, or at your International Office if you study at a UTS study abroad partner institution. In these cases, the agent or International Office will guide you through the process.
If you have any questions, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important application deadlines
Study Abroad program students
As a result of COVID-19 related restrictions, UTS will now be offering the Autumn 2021 (February - July) session fully online. UTS Beyond Borders - An inbound virtual program is currently under development and further details will be available by November 2020.
If you are interested in our virtual program or Study Abroad in Spring 2021 (July - November) onshore, submit your expression of interest here, we will send you the program offering when it's available.
If you have submitted Study Abroad application and wish to defer to Spring session 2021 (July - November) please contact Studyabroad.email@example.com.
As a result of COVID-19 related restrictions, UTS has cancelled face to face Exchange for Autumn 2021. An inbound virtual exchange program is currently under development and further details will be available by November 2020.
Applications for Spring 2021 will open in February 2021.
Step-by-step application guide
1. Choose your program
Are you applying as an exchange, study abroad 24, study abroad 18, or visiting research student?
2. Check your eligibility
Check that you meet the entry requirements for your program.
3. Discuss your study options with your home university (if applicable)
If you want to get academic credit for your study abroad experience, consult with your home university to understand the application and credit requirements of studying abroad. If you are from a UTS exchange partner university, you’ll also need home university approval to participate in the exchange.
4. Choose your subjects - 18 or 24 credit points
Have a look at the Subjects and academic information page to find out more about how to select your subject and create an appropriate study plan for your program in Australia. Discuss your preferred subjects with your home institution if you want to gain academic credit, or if you’ll study at UTS as an exchange student.
5. Apply to UTS
Study abroad students
- Complete the online application form
- Remember to select and include 6-10 subjects in your application form even if you are applying for Study Abroad 18 credit points. Subjects can be selected from different UTS faculties.
- A scanned copy of your application, with certified and translated supporting documents, must be submitted by your agent or home institution to the following email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We cannot accept documents directly from students unless you have applied directly to UTS for study abroad.
- Ensure your home university confirms your nomination to UTS first.
- We will then send you a link to apply online.
- Your home university must submit a scanned copy of your application with certified and translated supporting documents to email@example.com
Visiting research students program students
- Follow the steps on and apply through the website of the Visiting Research Students Program.
If you are having problems during the application process, please contact the Study Abroad and Exchange team.
6. Apply for UTS Housing
You will receive an acknowledgement of your application with your UTS student number. Using this student number, you are able to apply for UTS Housing even before receiving an offer. To secure a priority place in a UTS residence, apply by 31 October or 1 June. Note: A non-refundable application fee applies.
UTS will assess your application. If you are successful, UTS will issue an electronic Letter of Offer and start to prepare your study plan. The average time frame to process applications is two to three weeks.
7. Acceptance and confirmation of enrolment
You must formally accept your offer and, if applicable, pay your tuition fees to UTS. Once UTS receives your acceptance, evidence of your health cover (if applicable) and tuition fees, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). The CoE is official documentation provided by UTS and is required to obtain an Australian student visa. At this stage, UTS will also pre-enrol you in your preferred, approved subjects if you are part of the Study Abroad program.
Important Notice: while Australian borders remain closed due to COVID-19, Study Abroad program will be conducted fully online for Autumn 2021 semester. We will thus NOT issue Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) to offshore students. Students will NOT need to purchase health insurance nor apply for an Australian visa.
8. Apply for a student visa
Apply for a student visa online. Once your student visa has been approved, you should finalise your travel arrangements. You must obtain an Australian student visa before you can commence study in Australia. Don’t forget to read the Prepare for UTS and Australia section of our website.
Important Notice: while Australian borders remain closed due to COVID-19, Study Abroad program will be conducted fully online for Autumn 2021 semester. We will thus NOT issue Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) to offshore students. They will NOT need to purchase health insurance nor apply for an Australian visa.
9. Enrol in UTS Subjects
An email with instructions on how to activate your UTS account and enrol into subjects will be sent to you after your subjects have been assessed.
UTS will send you pre-arrival information regarding accommodation, airport reception and orientation activities.
Important Notice: while Australian borders remain closed due to COVID-19, Study Abroad program will be conducted fully online for Autumn 2021 semester.
11. Arrival and orientation
Arrive in Australia and attend UTS Orientation, which is compulsory for all new students. Our comprehensive Orientation programs include information sessions and social activities, to help you get to know UTS and meet other new and experienced students. You will also be able to finalise your enrolment and receive your student ID card.
Important Notice: while Australian borders remain closed due to COVID-19, Study Abroad program will be conducted fully online for Autumn 2021 semester. UTS Orientation will be held online for this semester and we will not be issuing Student ID cards to offshore students.
Application made? Well, then it's time to Prepare for UTS and Australia.