What will I learn?

If you’re an international student looking for a university preparation program, then UTS Foundation Studies is designed to help you take your next step into Australian university study. Our program provides pathway opportunities to most undergraduate degrees at UTS or to a UTS College diploma.

When you choose our Standard pathway, you’ll be learning skills to prepare you for university study. Students who complete successfully will qualify for the first year of most undergraduate degrees at UTS or for those who need more preparation, a UTS College Diploma.

Duration: 3 semesters (12 months)

Extended pathway provides more time to build the academic and soft skills you need for entry to university.

UTS areas of study

Direct entry into the first year of most undergraduate degrees at UTS.

  • Analytics and Data Science
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design, Architecture and Building
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Information Technology
  • International Studies
  • Law
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Transdisciplinary Innovation



Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$40,000.00 (US$ 28,841) per year

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

Start date

To be confirmed


University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,


New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Important note on minimum age requirement

International students are normally expected to be at least 16 at commencement of UTS Foundation Studies program. Where a student has satisfied both English and Academic entry requirements for the UTS Foundation Studies program, but has not yet reached the above age, they may enrol in the program providing UTS College is satisfied that the student is living in appropriate accommodation and suitable welfare conditions are in place.

Year 11 successful completion (average 50% academic subjects and min 60% ESL).

IELTS: 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in all bands OR UTS College Academic English level: AE3 with pass grade.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Technology Sydney - UTS

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

  • Based in the heart of Sydney
  • No.1 young university in Australia
  • Offering AUD 30 million in scholarships
  • 24/7 security patrols on campus

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