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. Use our Admission Stats Tool to find out the ATAR, Selection Ranks and student profiles from our Autumn 2018 intake. You can also find out the student profile of UTS as a whole.
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 application 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:
- completed an Australian Year 12 or equivalent with an ATAR of 69.00 required for consideration to enter in the next intake (exclusive of any adjustment factors)
- completed a TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate, AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma
- completed one year of full-time or equivalent tertiary studies
- completed a UTS Insearch Diploma
- completed a foundation studies course (details regarding which foundation studies are accepted vary by course).
If you’re eligible for matriculation, your application will be considered for admission.
For some courses UTS also has:
- 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.
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. Visit course requirements for more information.
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.
Admission Stats Tool
The following information sets are designed to provide details on admission requirements for all our undergraduate courses.
Admission requirements by course:
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 Year 12 students who completed their HSC in the year immediately prior to the Autumn 2018 intake.
ATAR and Selection ranks by course:
The data in these profiles reflect all recent secondary education applicants, which includes those who completed Year 12 during 2015, 2016 and 2017 and haven’t undertaken any tertiary study.
Once you select the course you’re interested in, the stats table will reflect the course ATAR and Selection Rank for recent secondary education applicants who were offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period.
Important: UTS has different entry requirements for current Year 12 students, compared to other applicant cohorts. So, if you’re currently in Year 12 please refer to our course information pages by using the drop down in the section above to see the Lowest Selection Rank most applicable to you.
Student profiles by course:
Once you select the course you’re interested in, the stats table will reflect the applicant background profile of our students in the Autumn 2018 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.