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University of Technology 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Established in 1988, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) currently offers admission to a total of 514 courses. There were 46,159 students enrolled in the university in 2019, and international students formed nearly 33% of the entire student population on campus.

UTS has an international reputation for its high research outputs across a broad range of subjects; 100% of UTS researches has been rated ‘world standard’ or above. Currently, bachelor’s, master’s and research programs across more than 2,400 subject areas are offered at University of Technology Sydney.

  • Applications are invited for admission to autumn and spring sessions.
  • Application processing takes about four to six weeks after it has been received by UTS.
  • Separate application forms for international applicants, domestic undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.
  • International applicants should apply for Australian student visa at least six weeks in advance prior to their expected arrival.


Application Portal for UG ProgramsDomestic - UAC
International - UAC * or UTS Online Application System or
UTS International Undergraduate Application Form
Application Portal for PG ProgramsDomestic - UTS Online Application System
International - International Students Application Form or
UTS International Postgraduate Application Form
Application Fee (non-refundable)International - 100 AUD
Payment modeCredit card/ paypal/ bank draft
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL/IELTS/PTE
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsAutumn/ Spring
International AdmissionsInternational Students | Email UTS

*Note- International applicants can apply through UAC only if they have any one of the following qualifications:

  • An Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia
  • An IB diploma
  • A New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3

University of Technology Sydney Admission Deadlines

Applicants may apply to UTS at any time. The application deadlines are common for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The application window for UTS courses commencing in 2021, is expected to be open from August 2020.

The application deadline for each teaching session is given below:

SessionSession StartDomesticInternational
AutumnFebruary/ MarchDecember 15November 30
SpringJulyMay 31April 30
SummerNovemberSeptember 30August 31

Note: Late applications are not accepted. 

University of Technology Sydney International Admissions

International applicants must apply through a different application form for admission to the University of Technology Sydney. The requirements to be fulfilled by international applications for admission are described below:

Where to Apply?

International applicants can apply through two options, 

  • Online Application- UTS Online Application System
  • Hardcopy Application - UTS International Undergraduate Application Form or UTS International Postgraduate Application Form

Application Fee : 100 AUD

Admission Requirement 

All applications require supporting documents to be submitted to UTS. 

  • Academic transcripts 
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • SOP, Portfolio (if required)

English Language Proficiency

Admission to all courses requires English language proficiency. There are two couple of modes to fulfill this requirement, based on whether the candidate previously studied with English as a medium of instruction.

Case I - Previously Studied in English

Candidates may satisfy the UTS English language requirements in one of several ways: 

  • An assessable qualification is undertaken in English
  • Completed a course taught in English
  • Completed another acceptable qualification or program in English

Case II - Previous Education not in English

Applicants are required to demonstrate their English proficiency by submitting the test scores of any English language test recognized by UTS. The minimum test score range is given below :

TestScore for UG and PG
IELTSOverall 6.5
TOEFL - IBTOverall 79-93

Note: Applicants must check the specific program details to know the exact score. These requirements may apply even to domestic applicants.

Visa Process

Student visa (subclass 500) is required to study in Australia. This is a temporary visa that allows students to study for up to 5 years. This visa allows students to travel in and out of Australia. The step by step visa application process is given below-

  • UTS will send a Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) after accepting the application. Applicants need CoE to apply for a student visa
  • Apply for a visa at least 6 weeks before the start of the course.
  • Submit country-specific documents. Browse document checklist tool to view the required documents*
  • Apply online for visa

Note: Students under the age of 18 must satisfy extra requirements before a student visa can be granted to them.

*For example, an international applicant from India needs to submit the following documents:

  • Identity proof
  • Evidence of study, for example - confirmation of enrollment
  • Evidence of accommodation and welfare arrangements in Australia for under 18-year-old student
  • Health insurance
  • If a changed name, relevant documents as evidence
  • Employment history
  • Research students must attach a copy of their research proposal


If the applicant is unable to commence their studies at UTS for the intake specified in the offer letter, they can request for deferment. Candidates may request to defer the offer up to 12 months. 

The request of deferment must be sent within the deadline mentioned in the offer letter. A new offer letter will be sent if the deferment is approved. 

For any queries, candidates can contact UTS international admissions.

University of Technology Sydney Undergraduate Admissions

With 11 faculties offering undergraduate programs across different academic schools, the University of Technology Sydney has over 200 degrees to offer.

Admission applicants for undergraduate programs at UTS can be classified in two categories - recent school leavers and non-recent school leavers. The qualifications required for both is given below:

  • Recent School Leaver

Majority of courses will assess you on the basis of your selection rank, which is a combination of your ATAR(Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)/ IB (International Baccalaureate) and adjustment points you may be eligible through an admission scheme.

  • Non-Recent School Leaver

The eligibility qualification may include NSW high school certificate or equivalent, TAFE studies or degree studies from an Australian university or equivalent

General Admission Requirements

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

If you’re eligible for matriculation, your application will be considered for admission. 

Admission Pathways

There are alternate admission pathways other than the ATAR. Given below are some of the alternate admission pathways to UTS:

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

If you have not met the lowest ATAR, consider taking the STAT. Applicants must be 20 years of age to take STAT.

  • Work Experience

Work experience is considered for admission to Engineering, Information Sciences and Science courses. 

The Jumbunna Pathways Programs offers applicants to illustrate their capability for higher education via testing, interview and assessments. 

Candidates 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. 

University of Technology Sydney Graduate Admissions

The general admission requirement for admission to graduate programs at University of Technology Sydney is the Australian bachelor’s degree or its overseas equivalent. The specific requirements of some courses is given below.

RequirementsMBAMaster of Engineering Management of Business AdministrationMaster of Architecture
GPANot Required2.752.50 or more
GMATNot RequiredOverall 550 (for GPA less than 2.75)Not Required
CVRequiredRequired(Optional if GPA is less than 2.75 and no GMAT)Required
Statement of PurposeNot RequiredNot RequiredRequired
Work ExperienceRequiredRequired(Optional if GPA is less than 2.75 and no GMAT)Required
PortfolioNot RequiredNot RequiredRequired
English Language ProficiencyIELTS: overall 6.5 Or
TOEFL (IBT) : 79-93 Or
PTE: 58-64
IELTS: overall 6.5 Or
TOEFL (IBT) : 79-93 Or
PTE: 58-64
IELTS: overall 6.5 Or
TOEFL (IBT) : 79-93 Or
PTE: 58-64

Admission to the University of Technology Sydney courses is competitive. Applicants must note that the application is not an enrolment form, nor does it guarantee admission to UTS. An incomplete application will result in delays in processing. Therefore, applicants must submit completely filled applications on time to be considered for admission. 

Once the application has been submitted, the candidate will receive a letter acknowledging the receipt of their application about two weeks later.

Admission decisions are usually notified through mail if the application is successful. This takes about four to six weeks.

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