What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is a combined degree in the sciences, language and culture. In the science component, students may select any one of the nine different majors leading to the award of a science degree with the chosen major. Students can also opt not to choose a major but select a range of science subjects to tailor their study according to their interests.

In the international studies component, students are immersed in another language and culture. Students choose an in-country study major to learn the language and culture. Students live overseas for a year experiencing the international component as part of their combined degree.

Students develop practical scientific and mathematical skills with an international dimension. International study is unique as it allows students to gain qualifications in language, intercultural and international awareness to a specific country of their choice. This added dimension expands student’s career opportunities and employability in the global workplace.

For international students, mid-year (July/August) intake may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the faculty.

Course aims

The Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is aimed at increasing students' awareness of international contexts and producing graduates who are well prepared for professional careers in science in an international setting.

Course structure

All students must complete 240 credit points of study, comprising 144 credit points relating to the Bachelor of Science and 96 credit points relating to the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires undergraduates to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Graduation from the science component of the combined degree is not possible prior to completion of all components of the combined degree. Students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to completion of the international studies component of the combined degree must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Science (C10242) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree.


Career options include those listed for the single Bachelor of Science (C10242) degree, but global opportunities are enhanced by the international perspective provided by the international studies component and by the specific language and culture chosen.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,520.00 (US$ 26,783) per year
Fee per session: AUD $19,760

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 March 2020


University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,


New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the US High School Diploma plus either successful completion of: SAT 1 (Total of Critical Reading, Mathematical and Writing scores) at competitive standard; OR an approved associateship at a Community/Junior College. Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based): 79 - 93 overall, writing 21; PTE: 58-64; CAE: 176-184; AE5/AE6 (PASS): AE5.

For international students

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Science (C10242). There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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About this uni

UTS has invested AUD 1.3 billion in creating a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Sydney’s entrepreneurial district.

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