How to apply
You’re considered a domestic student, if you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or you are an Australian permanent resident
You can apply online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens external site) – an application fee applies.
UAC applications open in August each year. On-time applications close at the end of September. You can still apply after this date, but remember that you’ll be charged a late fee.
If you’re not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident, you need to apply through UTS International.
Students whose prior education was not conducted in English, must meet our English language requirements.
To be eligible to study at UTS, you’ll need to satisfy at least one of our minimum admission requirements. This means:
- You must have attained a full NSW HSC or equivalent with a ATAR of 69 (excluding adjustments), or
- You must have completed TAFE TPC, Associate Diploma, AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma, or
- You must have completed one year of tertiary studies (must be full-time).
For more information view the full admission requirements.
Current School Leavers
If you’re just finishing year 12, entry into an undergraduate degree at UTS will be based on your Selection Rank. If you’re completing your IB in a country other than Australia, you may be required to demonstrate your English language proficiency.
Non-Current School Leavers
If you’re not currently completing year 12, we’ll consider your Selection Rank or equivalent interstate rank, and any other tertiary studies you’ve done since you finished high school. In some cases, you might be eligible for recognition of prior learning for those studies, if they’re related to the UTS course you’re applying for.
UTS is committed to increasing access to education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and we’ve got great support systems in place to help you get here.
These systems include the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, which provide you with specialised assistance in the UTS application process, or getting into the Jumbunna Direct Entry Program or UNISTART pathway programs.
These programs lead directly into undergraduate study at UTS and help you build skills and confidence.
Need a boost to get into your chosen course?
With a UTS admission scheme, you’re more than just a number. These schemes let us consider your circumstances beyond your ATAR score to increase your chances of success.
Year 12 Subject Scheme
If you’ve just completed high school and you’ve performed well in HSC subjects that relate to your chosen UTS degree, you could be eligible for adjustment factors of up to 5 points towards your Selection Rank.
inpUTS Educational Access Scheme
Educational disadvantage doesn’t have to be the end of your uni dream – in fact, it can be the beginning. inpUTS is for current school leavers or students with existing tertiary qualifications who have experienced – or are experiencing – difficult family, personal or financial circumstances. If you are found to be eligible for inpUTS you will be considered for an offer at UTS if your Selection Rank* is up to 10 points below the lowest selection rank to have received an offer and you have achieved a minimum Selection Rank* of 69 (80 for Law).
Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)
UTS value potential. The Schools Recommendation Scheme is for students who’ve got what it takes to succeed at uni, but might not receive an offer based on their Selection Rank or inpUTS alone.
To be considered, you’ll have to demonstrate financial hardship or school environment (SO1E or SO1C), and achieve a minimum ATAR of 69 (80 for Law). You’ll also have to submit both an inpUTS application for financial hardship and an SRS application via UAC.
Elite Athletes and Performers Scheme
Elite-level performance can impact your studies – which is why we’ve created a special admissions scheme for athletes and performers. If you’ve competed in sport at a national level, or you’ve been involved in extensive or significant productions in Australia or overseas, you will receive an adjustment factors of 5 points to your Selection Rank*.
Science Aptitude Assessment
The assessment is designed to assess your analytical and critical thinking skills, and provides entry to UTS Science undergraduate degrees except for the UTS Bachelor of Advanced Science.