Prepare for UTS and Australia
Before you arrive at UTS, make sure you've completed the following steps.
1. Apply for an Australian Student Visa
- You must obtain a non-award temporary Australian Student Visa (opens an external site) before you can commence study in Australia
- You should commence your student visa application process as soon as you receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) issued by UTS. The student visa application process varies depending on the education sector and proposed course of study.
- You can apply for streamlined visa processing if you provide evidence of your CoE at the time that you lodge your visa application. To be granted a temporary visa, you must satisfy all requirements set by the Department of Home Affairs.
- Your temporary visa includes permission to work. You are allowed to work up to 40 hours per fortnight (14 days) during the teaching session and full time during the vacation period. Note that you are not allowed to work until you have started your course.
2. Arrange your travel
Make sure you book your travel in time to attend the UTS Orientation Program. The program is important for learning about UTS and to meet other Study Abroad and Exchange students.
3. Register your arrival details
If you need support or advice upon arrival at the airport please register your arrival details and visit the UTS Airport Reception Desk.
4. Activate your UTS Email account
In order to complete the enrolment process, first activate your UTS Email account by entering your:
- 8-digit UTS ID Number as specified on your Letter of Offer
- Given and family names
- Date of birth in the correct format (dd/mm/yy).
As a new student, you will need to select a password before clicking on the "Activate your Account" button. Your password must be 6 to 8 characters long, and contain at least one letter and one number.
You can only activate your account once. When you have successfully activated your account you will receive a confirmation message.
5. Complete Web Enrolment
Commencing Study Abroad and Exchange Students must:
- have obtained approval from their home university for credit transfer of UTS subjects
- check their full-time UTS study load (18-24 credit points) for their first teaching session, as enrolled by UTS International upon acceptance
- select class times for enrolled subjects.
Web enrolment for 2020 will begin in October 2019 and will:
- be available to current and newly admitted UTS students
- be open from 8 am to 10 pm, Mondays to Fridays (Sydney time)
- not be applicable to Study Abroad Visiting Research Students
- not be used to enrol in Language & Culture Subjects.
Selecting Class Times (myTimetable)
myTimetable should not be used by Visiting Research Students and for Language & Culture Subjects.
- In My Student Admin select "subjects" then "myTimetable" sub-menu
- Log in with your UTS ID Number and webmail password
- View the left-hand side display for all subjects you have enrolled in and the activity types you need to attend each week (e.g. Tut - tutorial, Lec - lecture, Sem - seminar and/or Wor - workshop)
- Select class times for all activities by clicking the three-letter activity type code (e.g. Lec, Tut, Sem etc.)
- "Auto-allocated" means you do not need to select class times as you have been automatically registered by the system for that particular activity
- Select subject activity by clicking "Pick Me" link for classes with space available or nominate activity stream preferences, where applicable
- An "Allocation successful" message will appear if the process is complete
- Once all class times are selected, view your personal timetable as a table or grid by clicking the ‘My Allocations’ tab at the top right of the screen
- Dates when the class runs will be provided
- Room allocations are not specified until a few days before the start of the teaching session
- Log into the system regularly before the start of the teaching session to view updated details and make changes if new classes are added or current ones are cancelled
- If you are delayed arriving for the Orientation and Preparation Week(s), contact the Study Abroad or Exchange officers for assistance
6. Request Subject Changes
- Login using your username (UTS student id) and password (UTS email password): https://mystudent.uts.edu.au
- My Applications page opens – here you can track the progress of applications
- To create a new e-request select Create New Application
- At the Application Selection page select e-Request and then Next.
- At the e-Request Application page select the e-Request reason and then Next.
- At the Request to Enrol page select the MOST relevant statement and then Next.
- Complete the Request to Enrol form following the instructions as you scroll down through the sections. Ensure you complete all mandatory and other relevant fields, scroll to the bottom, read the student declaration and if accepted, select Submit. Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk.
For screenshots of step-by-step instructions, download the e-Request student portal instructions (PDF, 419kB).
7. Arrange Accommodation
- All students must arrange their own accommodation in Sydney.
- You may apply for on-campus UTS Housing or find your own. Study Abroad and Exchange students are given priority placement for housing if you apply by the set deadline for each session. You will be sent these instructions with your acknowledgement of application at the start of the application process.
- UTS Housing provides information and advice about arranging off-campus accommodation.
- To apply for temporary accommodation before arriving in Sydney, visit the UTS Housing website and complete the online Temporary Accommodation Booking Form.
8. Attend Orientation
UTS holds a 3 week university-wide Orientation prior to Main Autumn Session and a 1 week university-wide Orientation at the start of Main Spring Session.
Orientation is designed to give all UTS students the essential tools needed to be ready and prepared for when the session commences. The program includes university and faculty welcome sessions, sessions about student services you can access and a lot of social events including Clubs Day organised by Activate UTS.
Study Abroad and Exchange students must arrive in time to attend the compulsory Study Abroad and Exchange Essential International Advice Orientation Session which is held during the university-wide Orientation.
All admitted students will be sent Pre-Arrival information, including instructions about how to register for Orientation sessions and date of when the compulsory Study Abroad and Exchange Essential International Advice Orientation Session will be held.
Orientation and Session Start
Main Autumn session (March – June)
- Orientation Session - Monday 17 February 2020
- Session starts - Monday 9 March 2020
Calendar B Autumn Session (March – June)*
- Orientation Session - Monday 17 February 2020
- Session starts - Monday 24 February 2020
Main Spring session (July - November)
- Orientation and Session start - Monday 27 July 2020
Calendar B Spring Session (March – June)*
- Orientation Session - Monday 20 July 2020
- Session starts - Monday 27 July 2020
If you are delayed arriving for Orientation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Most subjects are taught according to the Main Session calendar. Teacher Education courses operate on an different calendar, Calendar B. Full details of all UTS teaching sessions are available in the Principal Dates section of the UTS: Handbook.