About the University
University of Technology, Sydney is a public-funded university situated in Sydney, Australia. The school offers students opportunities to undertake graduate and postgraduate study programs in the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, law, communication and law. The university utilises a learning model that blends practice with theory. As part of studies, many students undertake professional practice to acquire experience and apply knowledge and skills. The university has international campuses in Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China, Korea, and Myanmar, where international students can enrol for English language preparatory courses and selected courses that offer direct study tracks to undergraduate and diploma degree programs at the University’s Sydney campus. The university also conducts student exchange programs with affiliate universities in 40 countries. This is in addition to projects and initiatives dedicated to building partnerships with community, industry and corporate organisations. The projects focus on niche areas such as: innovation, entrepreneurship, indigenous education and employment, internationalisation, social justice and sustainability.
The university, founded in 1988, is a top-tier Australian university with an established reputation for academic and research excellence. The 2022 QS, World University Rankings, ranks ninth in Australia and 133rd in the world. In the 2021 edition of the annual Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, the university was placed as the first in Australia and 9th globally. The institution has been ranked 201 in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and 162 in Best Global Universities Rankings of top universities from around the world.
The institution currently plays host to a number of research centres engaged in policy-relevant and innovative research in a number of fields cutting across health, science, technology and the non-sciences. Some of these research institutes include the following:
- Institute for Sustainable Futures
- Centre for Clean Energy Technology
- Centre for Technology in Water and Waste Water (CTWW)
- Centre for Compassionate Conservation
- Climate Change Cluster
- Climate Justice Research Centre
- Centre on Persuasive Systems for Wise Adaptive Living, which is otherwise known as PERSWADE
- Centre for Green Technology
- Centre for Business and Sustainable Development
- Centre for Advanced Modeling and Geospatial Information Systems, also abbreviated as CAMGIS
- Centre for Audio, Acoustics and Vibration
- Centre for Built Infrastructure Research
- Centre for Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
- Centre for Health Services Management
- Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health
- Design Innovation Research Centre
- Human Performance Research Centre
- Centre for Informatics Research and Innovation
- Centre for Media Transition
- IMPACT: Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Transition
These research centres spearhead the university’s efforts to generate innovative, sustainable solutions to demanding issues at global and national levels, expand the frontiers of knowledge on selected research areas, and spur social change.
Over the past years of its existence, the university has been noted for training prominent and leading figures in various fields of human endeavour, from the corporate world to politics engineering to entertainment. Notable alumni include Hugh Jackman (renowned for his role in the X-men movie series) and Joel Labi, a journalist whose list of accomplishments include working for Reuters and CNN.
There are currently over 40,000 students enrolled for various study programmes at the University of Technology, Sydney. The university’s student population includes over 10,000 international students.
The university maintains an array of communication channels on various digital platforms, some of which include the following:
Admission requirements vary according to the course and level of study. Undergraduate-level degree study programmes generally demand the following:
- A Higher School Certificate- a qualification for secondary school leavers in Australia- or an international equivalent that meets an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score of 69 at least.
- Proof showing proficiency in the English language (for applicants from non-English speaking countries and international students). This is expected to be not older than two years at the commencement of the course. The university recognises and accepts IELTS (International English Language Testing System), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), Pearson Test of English Academic and AE5/AE6. The university also accepts assessable qualifications undertaken in English from one of selected 24 countries: American Samoa, Australia, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Australian bachelor’s degree or an international equivalent for international students). This is a general requirement for postgraduate taught and research degree programmes.
How to apply
The application process for domestic students requires the submission of an online application, with attached supporting documents, to the university’s student portal. Applications by domestic students do not attract an application fee charge.
International students route their applications through agents accredited by the university. These agents submit completed applications on an applicant’s behalf along with necessary supporting documents. Both parties, however, take receipts of the university’s decision on the status of submitted applications.
Domestic students are required to upload the following supporting documents for their applications:
- Certificates and transcripts for earlier studies prior to the level of study applied for.
- Duplicate copies of one of the following valid identity documents (Australian passport, birth certificate, citizenship certificate or visa)
International students attach certified copies of the following documents to their online application:
- Certificates and transcripts for the previous study prior to the level of study applied for (with certified translated copies where the language is not English)
- English language proficiency test scores
- Copies of passport.
Submission of applications follows a timeline that corresponds with an academic year. An academic year at the university is divided into three semesters: Semester 1, Semester 2 and Semester 3.
The application window for study programs commencing in Semester 1 has a deadline of by February 21, 2022. Offers of admission are to be accepted by February 23, 2022. Deadlines for Semester 2 and Semester 3 are yet to be announced.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do the University of Technology, Sydney, offer scholarship and funding opportunities for international students?
The University of Technology, Sydney, administers a number of scholarship programmes that focus on international students. Available scholarships vary according to country of citizenship, study programme and student’s background. Many of these scholarships cover the full or partial tuition fee. A few provide funding to cover tuition fees and stipends. Some of the available scholarship opportunities for international students include Pre-Master’s scholarship, UTS 35th Anniversary Diploma to Degree Pathway Scholarship, MEDIBANK International Education Scholarship, UTS College Scholarships for PhD studies in Business, Dianne Leckie Memorial Scholarship and the Pathway Scholarship to UTS. Complete resources of application procedures and eligibility requirements are available via https://utscollege.edu.au/how-to-apply/scholarships
- Does the University of Technology, Syndey, have an ‘application fee waiver’ policy for international students?
Waivers on application fees are only offered to university alumnus applying for a second-degree programme and university college students applying for placement to undertake a degree programme at the university.
- How much do international students pay as tuition fees at the University of Technology, Sydney?
International students’ tuition fees differ according to the chosen study programme and academic session. The university emphasises advance payments of tuition fees for each academic session. Studies may also incur extra charges to cover administrative services, textbooks and course materials. Detailed information on tuition fees and additional costs can be accessed using the fees search tool at the university’s website.