Applications for Autumn session 2020 are now open. Apply via UAC.
At UTS, we want you to find the right course for you.
We want all prospective students to be able to make informed decisions when it comes to studying with us, no matter what.
If you’re thinking about applying to study with us, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. To study at UTS, we have a minimum standard that an applicant must first satisfy in order to be eligible for consideration. For specific courses, there may also be other criteria that applicants must meet.
It’s important to remember that all offers made by UTS are competitive and are based on the number of places available, the number of applicants and the quality of those applicants. The following admissions stats may help you assess the likelihood of receiving an offer from UTS - it’s important to remember these stats will change from year to year based on who applies.
If you’d like to know more, check out the sections below, and also refer to our FAQs for further information.
Please note, the information in this section is for domestic, undergraduate prospective students. If you're an international prospective student, visit UTS International.
Know the stats
UTS is committed to providing information in line with the federal government's Admissions Transparency Implementation Plan (opens an external site).
We want every prospective student to have clarity on the offers that we make each year.
ATAR, Selection Ranks and student profiles:
Please use this information to explore your study options and learn about applying to UTS.
Matriculation is the name given to the minimum standard that an applicant must satisfy to be eligible for consideration to study a course. To be eligible to matriculate at UTS, an applicant must satisfy at least one of the following:
- have attained a full NSW HSC or equivalent with an ATAR of 69 (excluding adjustment points), or
- completion of a UTS Foundation Studies course, a recognised tertiary preparation course, associate diploma, AQF diploma or advanced diploma, or
- completion of one year of tertiary studies (must be full time) from a single course within the same institution, or
- be at least 20 years of age as at 1 March for the year of intake (e.g. if you are applying to start your study at UTS in 2020, the date would be 1 March 2020).
If you’re eligible for matriculation, your application will be considered for admission.
Some UTS courses also have:
- compulsory selection criteria – which must be submitted on time for your application to be considered
- optional selection criteria – which gives you an opportunity to improve your chances of selection to the course through the admissions schemes that we offer
You may also be required to meet course-specific additional criteria, such as an interview, test or personal statement. Details on what additional criteria may apply can be found under the individual UTS course descriptions or courses with special requirements.
Assumed knowledge and subject prerequisites
UTS has no HSC subject prerequisites for our courses, with the exception of teacher education courses (see below). However, each faculty identifies assumed knowledge and/or recommended studies. These criteria are designed to assist you in successfully completing your course and you’re advised to have achieved them before you begin the course.
Refer to the individual course descriptions for details on the assumed knowledge and/or recommended studies for each course by using our Admission Stats Tool for admission requirements by course.
UTS also offers a range of science bridging courses for students who don't meet the assumed knowledge requirements for their preferred course. Most of these courses are offered in late January/early February, between enrolment and the start of session. Bridging courses in physics, chemistry and mathematics are available to all new students undertaking degree studies. Check out our bridging course page for more information.
Teacher education course subject prerequisites
The UTS School of Education offers teacher education bachelor degrees with majors in primary and secondary teaching. The course is also offered with the combined International Studies degree.
In addition to the HSC subject prerequisites, all applicants must submit a personal statement as part of their application. For details on how to submit your personal statement, check out the UAC website (opens an external site).
For the following courses:
- B Arts B Education (Primary)
- B Arts B Education (Secondary)
- B Education (Primary) B Arts in International Studies
- B Education (Secondary) B Arts in International Studies
The prerequisite are: three Band 5 HSC results, including English (not ESL).
For B Arts B Education (Secondary), if you achieve the required selection rank but do not achieve the required Band 5 HSC results, you may receive an offer into the Secondary A (pathway) major, provided you have achieved two Band 5 HSC results, including one in English (not ESL) and one Band 4 HSC result.
UTS does consider applications that include equivalent overseas qualifications for admissions purposes. If you’re an Australian citizen or permanent resident applying with an overseas secondary qualification, visit the UAC website (opens an external site) to learn more, and consider using their UAC Qualifications Assessment Service (opens an external site) before you apply to study at UTS.
If you’re applying as an international student, visit our UTS International page.
English language proficiency
If you have secondary or tertiary qualifications from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction, you must provide evidence of English proficiency.
UTS recognises a number of English language tests as proof of English language proficiency. Different areas of study at the university recognise different tests, you can visit the UAC website (opens an external site) for more information. Please note, no application for admission will be considered until English language proficiency has been demonstrated.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
UTS does consider IB qualifications. When applying via UAC, your IB score will be converted to a UAC rank. UAC’s rank conversion table (open external site) will help you identify how competitive you are for a UTS course.
Admission Stats Tool
The following information sets are designed to provide details on admission requirements for all our undergraduate courses.
Admission requirements by course ( for Autumn 2019):
Once you select the course you’re interested in, you’ll be taken to the course page for future students. There, you’ll be able to find out about the course itself, its admission requirements, how to apply and more.
Before you submit an application to study with us, get a comprehensive understanding of the course by reading through the whole page. Simply select the course you're interested in below, and you'll be automatically redirected to its dedicated webpage.
The course information pages also display the Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made for a recent school leaver in the most recent intake period.
ATAR and Selection ranks by course (for Autumn 2019):
Once you select the course you’re interested in, the stats table will reflect the course ATARs and Selection Ranks for recent secondary education applicants (recent school leavers) who were offered places wholly or partly on the basis of their ATAR in the most recent intake period.
Student profiles by course (for Autumn 2019):
Once you select the course you’re interested in, the stats table will reflect the applicant background profile of our students in the most recent intake. These students accepted their offer to the course, commenced their study and passed the census date. You can use this tool to get an understanding of the student cohort of each course at UTS.