The diversity of our student community is a positive feature of university life. Because of this, we provide educational access schemes (EAS) to ensure that students from the widest range of backgrounds have an opportunity to access our courses.
Taking into account a range of educational disadvantages that could have impacted your academic performance, the following schemes may assist you to gain entry into UTS:
- inpUTS, if you’ve experienced long-term disadvantage, impacting on your results in school, vocational or university education.
- Schools Recommendation Scheme, is an equity-focused scheme aimed at helping Year 12 students gain entry into university.
- Humanitarian access, if you’re from a refugee or asylum seeker background
- Jumbunna pathways, if you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
- Care Leavers Support, if you are in formal out-of-home care (e.g. foster care, residential care, kinship care, being a ward of the State).
Support for EAS students
It starts with an orientation, where you’ll have the chance to connect with staff and other new students to UTS, including academics, learning centres, student services and senior students. The orientation will run you through the basics, and give you a lead on where to go and how to tap-in to help.
If you are concerned about your preparation for maths and science subjects, consider doing a short intensive bridging program.
Courses are designed for students commencing in nursing, midwifery, education, science, engineering, architecture, building and business.
The Mathematics courses are free if you are enrolling at UTS.
One of the greatest challenges of starting and sticking at a degree is the financial strain of setting yourself up and managing the ongoing cost of studying. We offer a range of scholarships and/or can help with immediate financial assistance or study materials.
See our financial assistance service for more information.
Students with disabilities
If you have a disability or an ongoing medical condition which may affect your studies, we encourage you to contact a Disability Services Officer to discuss the access and support which will be available to you if your application is successful.
There is a wide range of equity, academic support, counselling, health and welfare services available to our students. Take a look at our Student Services pages for more information, and see how we can support you during your degree.