COVID-19 information for future students
Applying to UTS
UTS is open and there is still a pathway to tertiary study for all prospective students.
Autumn 2021 intake update for Year 12 students
UTS understands that there has been considerable disruption to your studies due to COVID-19 and some of you are feeling uncertain about how your plans to start at university in 2021 will be affected.
We're committed to ensuring you have clarity about your path to uni and that you are supported through an equitable admission process.
UTS applications for Autumn 2021 are now open. Year 12 students can apply for our admission schemes, including the educational access schemes (inpUTS) and Schools Recommendation Scheme. Both these schemes are aimed at helping Year 12 students gain equitable entry into university by taking into account specific personal circumstances along with your ATAR when considering your application.
To support Government advice about social distancing, we have paused all on-campus events and taken our future student information sessions online! That means you can register and attend one of our online undergraduate and postgraduate events from the comfort of your own home.
We have also adapted our campus tours so that you can now join us online for a virtual campus tour and experience UTS for yourself.
Classes and assessments
We have launched online teaching and learning during this period. Since 24 March we have been delivering the majority of our subjects online. In-person learning is taking place for a small number of subjects that utilise the physical space (such as laboratories) but with increased hygiene and social distancing measures. These measures are informed by NSW Health and eliminate ‘close contact’, and therefore decrease risks relating to the spread of the virus.
Online teaching is delivered via Zoom – a high-quality video communications platform. The Zoom capability enables our academics to deliver online classes, group work via online breakout rooms, collaboration on tasks, research supervision, etc. in real-time.
Our students and academics are also using Microsoft Teams to complete coursework tasks, collaborate on files and join video and audio meetings.
For Spring session, selective subject activities will return to face-to-face teaching under strict social distancing protocols. Other courses will continue to deliver via remote learning as per the advice of the NSW Health Department.
Supporting online study and student experience
Once you start at UTS, we will continue to support you as you study online, and maintain a world-class university experience.
Our student support services and resources have adapted to support social distancing measures. Through the use of Zoom, phone calls and emails, we continue to support our students remotely. Find out more about supporting online study.