University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney is a dynamic and cosmopolitan university that marks the gateway to Sydney - Australia's economic, multicultural and creative global city. UTS actively embraces the exciting opportunities the global market offers, and is committed to internationalisation. UTS integrates inter-cultural and global perspectives into every facet of university life.

At UTS, students are provided with social and cultural opportunities in the classroom, on campus and beyond. Students are welcomed and assisted by UTS International staff and experience the warm hospitality of the Peer Networkers when  participating in the fun of Orientation. UTS has a vibrant campus culture with many activities taking place including barbecues, festivals and parties, a sports and recreation program, and other social events bringing together local and international students throughout the semester. UTS is located in Sydney city centre.

Campus facilities

Library

The University Library provides services through two campus libraries, the City Campus (Blake Library) and the Kuring-gai Campus (George Muir Library), as well as the online resources. The library facilities for City Campus include the Learning Commons, individual and Group Study Rooms and areas, Special Needs Room, Presentation Practice Rooms, computer access labs, training facilities, Scholars Centre, Baya Ng'ara Nura, Australian Culture Lounge and the International Cultural and News Centre,  Olympic and Events Studies Room, etc.

IT

UTS students have access to general use computer laboratories with over 840 computers in 40 locations, as well as specialised faculty laboratories and library computer facilities. Most computer laboratories are open from 8am to 10pm, with some open 24 hours a day during semester periods. For further information refer to the UTS General access computing facilities website at http://www.uts.edu.au/partners-and-community/initiatives/city-campus-master-plan/overview

Other (Gym, clubs and societies)

The UTS Union Ltd organise sporting, social and cultural programs, as well as provide catering and retail outlets on campus. These include a state-of-the-art gymnasium, convenience shops, eateries, a newsagency, semester parties, concerts, barbeques and an extensive recreation program that includes visits to popular tourist attractions across Australia. Other facilities include: Cafeterias, Halal food outlets, Sport and recreation program and facilities, Students clubs, Cultural and social clubs, Sports and recreation clubs, UTS Union Advantage Program

Academic calendar

Spring semester:  February – May

Exams: June

Autumn semester: July – November

Exams: December

Academic life

Australian universities, place a lot of emphasis on completion of written assignments, essays, presentations and examinations. Modules and classes are called "units". Assessment varies for unit of study within different faculties and for units of study at different year levels. Further details can be found online.

A full-time workload is determined by the number of credit points, not the number of units of study. Most units of study have a credit point value of 6 credit points. Some units may be slightly more or less ranging from 3 credits to 12 credits.

Workload

International Business and International Events Management Students:

You are required to take 18 Australian credit points per SPA semester, although you may want to register for more if you wish.

Please note the following when selecting your modules:

  • You may not enrol in any course that you have previously taken

  • Ensure the module you are interested in is running in your SPA semester

  • Courses must be one semester long. Students may not be allowed to take year long courses

  • You must submit your Learning Agreement with the courses you have registered for no later than three weeks after your arrival at the host institution

Film, TV and Digital Media Production & Screenwriting and Producing Students:

The workload will be chosen with your Head of Programme and may be less than stated above for other programmes.

Passing requirements

International Business and International Events Management Students:

Students must pass 12 Australian credit points per semester during their Study Period Abroad. Students must sit all the exams and complete all assignments for the courses they have registered for.

Film, TV and Digital Media Production & Screenwriting and Producing Students:

Students will be required to pass all modules as agreed with their Head of Programme.

All Students:

Students who fail to pass all their courses will be required to make up the missing credits.

Please contact the Outbound Unit (outbound@regents.ac.uk) for more details.

Disability provisions

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at UTS.

Lifestyle

Visit UTS website to find out more about living in Sydney Quick facts about Sydney

• Sydney continues to regularly rank in the top ten of the widely respected Mercer Quality of Living Survey and the Economist's 'World's Most Livable Cities' survey.

• Sydney has one of the lowest city population densities and highest standards of living in the world.

• Seven of the top ten Australian attractions are in Sydney, according to the International Visitor Survey (led by the Opera House and Sydney shopping).

• Sydney, Australia's oldest and largest city, is one of the most beautiful, cosmopolitan and safe metropolises in the world. Located on Australia's east coast, Sydney thrives on 240 days of sunshine and blue skies each year.

For more information please view the Country Information Packs on the IPO Study Abroad pages on Blackboard

Accommodation

UTS offers exchange students accommodation in one of their halls of residence  if students apply by the deadline:

  • May for Autumn semester
  • November  Spring semester

Please note that students may not necessarily be offered their first preference of residence. Apply early to avoid disappointment. 

UTS has a new on-campus accommodation facility (housing tower) which provides housing for 720 students in studio, two and six bedroom shared apartments. The student accommodation includes fully furnished rooms with multiple communal areas, including theatre, music, games, computer lab and study rooms, outdoor barbecue and rooftop terrace. It also offers students spectacular views of Sydney. Prices start from A$226 per week, including furnishing, electricity, water and internet.

To complete your application you will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee.

To read more about the new accommodation, take a virtual tour, or apply for a place, visit the UTS Housing website below:

http://www.ssu.uts.edu.au/housing/residences/new.html

 

Cost of living

UTS estimates that an international student requires a minimum of $16,000 to $21,000 for living expenses for each academic year. It is a requirement of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship that, from 1 January 2010, prospective overseas students will need to demonstrate that they have access to at least $18,000 a year to fund their living costs in Australia.

Establishment costs - Includes rental accommodation bond (four weeks’ rent), rent in advance, linen, furniture, telephone and internet connection, kitchenware,

 

Independent accommodation

A$2,400 – A$4,200

 

UTS Accommodation

A$1,100

 

Personal items and electricity connection

weekly

Per semester (26 weeks)

weekly

Per semester (26 weeks)

Rent per person in shared accommodation within a short commute to uTs

A$180 - A$330

A$4,680 - A$8,580

A$158 - A$290

A$4,108 - A$7,540

Groceries (eg. food, drinks, toiletries)

A$100

A$2,600

A$100

A$2,600

Internet/Phone (mobile)

A$14

A$360

Limited free access

Limited free access

Gas/Electricity

A$14

A$365

Inclusive

Inclusive

Tips

Student feedback can be found on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.

Application

The IPO will contact you one semster before you are due to go to UTS to let you know the documents that need to be completed in order to apply for your semester at UTS. There are a number of documents you will be asked to provide in support of your application such as a transcript, a copy of your passport, evidence of financial support for the duration of your stay.

Health Insurance  

OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER (OSHC)

OSHC is compulsory for obtaining an Australian Student Visa. You will confirm your OSHC at UTS when you make payment when accepting your offer to study at UTS. For further information on the visa application process, refer to the Australian Department of Immigration & Citizenship at http://www.immi.gov.au/students/students/chooser/index.htm

Visa requirements

Please follow the information provided by UTS on their website Applying for a student visa to Australia

• Ensure that you apply for the 'Subclass 575 Non-award' student visa. Details about this Subclass can be found on the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) website.

• First, check to see if you are able to apply for your student visa online. This can be done by consulting DIAC's Internet Services - Overseas Students Studying in Australia weblink.

• If you are unable to apply online, you will need to take your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) form, your Letter of Offer and proof that you have the funds to support yourself financially in Australia you will ned to apply to your nearest Australian Visa Office.

• You should check the length of time it takes to get a visa before submitting your application so that you allow enough time. Please note that the length of time it takes to get a student visa may be dependant on specific Assessment Levels and Assessment Factors.

International students have certain rights and responsibities imposed under Australian Government legislation called the ESOS Framework. Further information can be found on the ESOS Framework website.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

The Australian Government requires all international students and their dependents, who are undertaking formal studies in Australia, to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). UTS’s preferred provider of OSHC is Medibank Private, please visit www.medibank.com.au/oshc  for details. The only exceptions to this regulation are students from Norway and Sweden. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) advises that students who do not maintain their OSHC may risk cancellation of their visa.

Students need to arrange suitable OSHC before arriving in Australia so that they are covered from the time they arrive in Australia. They will also need to maintain OSHC for the duration of their studies. OSHC is a health insurance policy to cover medical and hospital care costs that you may need while in Australia. OSHC will also pay for most prescription drugs and emergency ambulance transport.

Further information is available from the Department of Health and Ageing website www.health.gov.au

This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.

 

Contact

UTS International Exchange and Study Abroad
P.O. Box 123
Broadway
Sydney
NSW 2007

Contact: Kate Cormie
Email: kate.cormie@uts.edu.au
http://www.uts.edu.au/international/index.html

Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.

 

 

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Country: Australia
Language of tuition: English
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Bilateral Exchange partner

Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad:

  • Film, TV & Digital Media Production - BA (Hons)
  • Screenwriting & Producing - BA (Hons)