University of Technology, Sydney - Semester or Year Abroad


Quick Links

General information applicable to all GlobaLinks Learning Abroad  Semester and Year Abroad Programs:

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad offers programs in Sydney through our partner International Studies Abroad.

Please click here to apply or learn more about Sydney and all other Australia program options.

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has designed this UTS-Sydney program with your individual student goals in mind. It is built around a unique Discovery Model which is delivered by some of the best staff in study abroad, both in the U.S. and overseas, in order to provide you with an individualized experience through discovery in 5 key areas: personal, academic, cultural, social, and career. Learn more about the Discovery Model.

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, formerly known as AustraLearn, offers semester and year abroad programs at UTS. UTS offers contemporary and innovative education in the centre of Sydney, one of the world’s most exciting cities.

UTS is ranked 29th in the QS Top 50 under 50 global index of newer universities and has been awarded five stars in the 2013 QS Stars™ Ratings, recognising the University internationally for its high performance in research, employability, teaching and infrastructure. In addition, UTS is listed in the top 500 research universities by the Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU) conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2012). UTS is also ranked 88th in the Top 100 under 50 universities by Times Higher Education (2012). 

UTS offers practice-based learning in cutting-edge facilities. Our courses include major projects, real-life case studies, extensive group work and field trips to help students place their knowledge in a real-world context. UTS’s strong industry links and wide networks also help students develop skills, gain valuable experience and make contacts to boost career opportunities.

UTS also offers merit scholarships for commencing international students enrolling in study abroad programs. The Study Abroad Excellence Scholarship awards $2,000 to eligible international students based on academic merit, and the International Academic Excellence Scholarship is offered to commencing international students enrolling in postgraduate coursework programs. For more information visit the UTS website.

CRICOS Provider Code 00099F

Student quote

“This exchange opportunity made me step out of strict journalism and take different subjects that I wouldn’t have the opportunity to take at home, such as public relations. I really appreciate this experience because it’s broadened my horizons. Since I’ve been in Australia I’ve seen the Great Barrier Reef, the rainforest - things I would never get to see if I stayed at home. More importantly, I have met people from all over the world, from place I’ve never been. This multicultural experience has been invaluable for me."




Learn More About UTS-Sydney:


About Sydney

UTS is located in the heart of Sydney, within the city’s creative industries precinct. The City campus is a five minute walk from Central Station, Sydney’s major transport. The campus is also surrounded by places to shop and eat, and close to cosmopolitan inner city suburbs such as Darling Harbor, Chinatown and Glebe. .

Around the University

UTS is located in central Sydney next to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Television and Radio studios and is a short walk from the country’s largest museum of Design and Technology, the “Powerhouse Museum”. The City campus is adjacent to Sydney’s Chinatown which is home to an enormous range of Asian restaurants and specialty stores. The historic “Paddy’s Market” is across the road from UTS – which stocks the largest supply of fresh food and vegetables in central Sydney, as well as clothing and souvenirs.

Academic Highlights

Study Abroad students can choose to enrol in a group of subjects from one major discipline or can combine subjects from any of the following areas of study:


  • Business: accounting, banking, economics, electronic business, finance, international business, management, marketing, sport management, tourism
  • Communication: cultural studies, journalism, public relations, media arts and production, creative writing, information management
  • Design, Architecture and Building: architecture, construction, fashion and textiles design, industrial design, interior and spatial design, photography and situated media, animation, property economics, visual communication
  • Education: Aboriginal education, adult and vocational education, community education, creative arts, human resource development, literacy and numeracy, organizational learning, special education, TESOL
  • Engineering: civil and environmental, computer systems, construction, electrical, mechanical and mechatronic, software telecommunications
  • Health: adult-medical nursing, mental health nursing, children's nursing
  • Information Technology: information systems, technical programming, e-commerce, Internet technologies, IT management and strategy, computer graphics, inter-networking, intelligent systems databases, software engineering
  • International Studies: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • Law: business law, international law, dispute resolution
  • Science: environmental science (with field trip opportunities across Australia), forensic science, mathematics, biotechnology, medical science, traditional Chinese medicine, nanotechnology, statistics and operations research, marine biology

University Services

UTS offers its international students study support, prayer room facilities, student and career counseling, health and housing services, sporting facilities, a peer support network, and a student tandem program where you can meet Australian and other international students on campus. 

Also available are:

  • The University library with more than 650,000 books, journals and audiovisual items, plus an International Cultural and News Center (ICNC).
  • More than 800 computers for student use as well as specialized faculty laboratories, with 24-hour access to computers on the City campus. Free wireless internet access is available to all enrolled students on both the City and Kuring-Gai campuses.
  • Specialist Learning Assistance centers for students undertaking Chemistry, Engineering, Design, Mathematics, Physics, and Education.
  • UTS Union Fitness Centre and an underground multi-purpose sports hall under development.
  • The UTS Union organizes concerts, films, barbeques, creative leisure courses, art exhibitions, plays, lunchtime speakers, and social events throughout semester. 



As a GlobaLinks Learning Abroad student you are guaranteed pre-arranged accommodation to fit your lifestyle. There are a variety of housing options available which you will apply for after acceptance.

Students attending UTS are offered pre-arranged housing in shared apartments. Apartments are furnished and self-catered. UTS strives to provide housing arrangements that help to promote a positive lifestyle to enrich students’ academic and personal growth while abroad. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad students are guaranteed a place in UTS housing if they apply by the deadlines (15 May and 15 November).


Bridging Cultures Program

The GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program is our signature orientation program for all semester and year abroad students. The cost for this multi-day program is included in your program fees and covers several nights accommodation, most meals, local transportation, and excursions.

Typically 4-6 days in length, each orientation program includes:

  • Exciting excursions and activities
  • A chance to meet other students
  • Orientation sessions to help you adapt to your new country

Orientation sites vary based on the location of your program. Each site is selected based on the proximity to your host university as well as for the unique activities available within the area.

Read more about the Bridging Cultures Program>

In addition to the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program which is included in your program fees UTS organizes a comprehensive UTS Orientation Program for new students before each semester. This program is designed to familiarize new students with the university's services and facilities and to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of living and studying in central Sydney.

The orientation week is supported by UTS staff and the “Peer Network”, a large group of experienced UTS students who volunteer to make sure that new international students can get the most out of their UTS experience.

The Orientation Program includes a series of campus tours, faculty welcomes, and academic counseling sessions, social activities on and around the campus and optional short trips and adventure programs. You will also be given detailed advice about how to make enrolment changes, academic expectations, working in Australia, and fulfilling your student visa obligations.

Special Programs/Excursions

Discovery Activities

Planned Excursions & Events
Our in-country resident staff arranges scheduled activities with students throughout the year. Activities are optional and designed to explore the five key areas of discovery: academic, social, personal, cultural, and professional. These are not just visits to tourist attractions. For example, these are activities such as networking opportunities, local festivals, gallery openings, and other similar events that you can’t find in a travel book. These activities will truly enhance your experience.
On-Going Activities
Your exploration of the culture, the academics, the people, and yourself is what will truly enhance your experience. Through the Discovery Model, our in-country staff will provide you with advice and recommendations for other types of activities you can undertake in order achieve your individual goals.

Specific Excursions Included in Your Program Fees

Multi Day Excursions included in your program fee
In addition to the Bridging Cultures Program, a free multi-day excursion is included in all semester/year abroad programs in Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji. Students studying in these destinations can choose from one of the four excursions listed to the right. The cost of the excursion is included; however, you will need to pay for transportation to the destination. Learn more>

Other Tours and Travel Available

Beyond our included orientation and excursions, you will be able to pre-book a wide variety of day, weekend, and week-long tours at a discounted price through our travel partner, STA Travel. These trips provide the ultimate flexibility for you to travel where you want to go, when you want to go, and with whom you want to go. Most trips have open dates, so you can pre-book the trip(s) that interest you, yet choose your dates later on in your semester. This flexibility also means friends that you make from other countries/programs or even your friends and family who are visiting you abroad can also participate. Learn more>

Get Involved Abroad

Extracurricular Activities

UTS students have Sydney at their doorstep. The restaurants of Chinatown, shopping arcades, major museums, theatres, waterfront parks, and the pubs and clubs of the inner city are all an easy walk from the City campus.

On campus, UTS students can join more than 90 cultural, sporting, and social clubs and societies. UTS has a new Multi-Purpose Sports Hall which includes an indoor state-of-the-art sports court, gym and dance studio.

With an active Student Association, UTS encourages students to participate and be heard. The University’s student newspaper, Vertigo, is always recruiting new writers, artists and editors and Sydney’s most dynamic independent radio station, 2SER FM, is presented and broadcasted by UTS students.

If you prefer to spend your time skydiving, white-water rafting, horse riding, sailing, or mountain biking, the UTS Union Recreation and Adventure programs are a great way to explore and make new friends outside the classroom. Catering to beginners and advanced adventurers, programs range from half-day excursions to 12-day trips all over Australia, set at a reasonable price for students.

Community Involvement

While abroad, we recommend getting involved in your local community. It's an awesome way to meet locals, experience the true Australian culture, and create long lasting memories. From volunteering to festival-going, we challenge you to make the most of your international experience... See a sample of community involvement opportunities available in Sydney or discover your own upon arrival!

You can explore your volunteer efforts in the semester by signing up for the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Conservation Volunteer Weekend.

Course Catalog

To determine if the classes you need are available at this university, select Courses/Subjects to view the specific course options.
Tips: For advice on navigating the university’s course catalog, use the Selecting Courses link. You may also view the suggested grade and credit transfer information through the Grade Conversion.
If you have any questions about course availability, please contact  

Photo Slideshow

Watch a slideshow of photos highlighting University of Technology, Sydney.


University of Technology, Sydney
All fees listed are for first term onlyYear Abroad Advice
Program FeesTBD
Housing with MealsN/A
Housing without MealsApproximately $4,500 - $9,900
What's includedSee below

Fee Includes

Your Personalized Semester/Year Program Includes

  • Tuition and instruction
  • Host university activity and insurance fees
  • 24/7 support for students and parents at home and abroad
  • Pre-departure materials and travel gear
  • Comprehensive assistance
  • Personal program manager
  • Scholarship and financial aid assistance
  • Facilitation of course selection / credit transfer

Activity and Excursion Package

Additional Housing Fee

Housing amenities are generally:

  • Single room
  • Technology package available
  • Linen package available

An additional refundable housing deposit may be required for your housing selection. This housing is self-catered, therefore you will have access to a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.

*All fees are subject to change.



Should you receive an offer, your offer letter will provide you with the most up to date university start dates. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad will attempt to provide you with the most up-to-date information as we receive it. Be sure to confirm dates before finalizing any travel plans. 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the required GPA and have completed at least the equivalent of one year of full-time study at the university/college level. Students with a lower GPA than the requirement may be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact our office for more information.

Required GPA: 2.50

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Program Team

Program Manager
Program Manager

Advice From The Program Team:
UTS-Sydney is a great university option for students looking for an urban study abroad experience. The university is surrounded by a great variety of shops, museums, cafes, restaurants, and nightlife. Due to the large student population in the area, the options for those on a budget are plentiful! Students also looking for a multicultural city will be happy to know that Chinatown is a short walk away.