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Program Overview


Shift into high gear at a savvy university where tech is infused into every aspect of learning. Known for excellence in STEM, business, communications, and computer science, UTS sits in the heart of Sydney’s vibrant start-up community. Teaching emphasizes hands-on learning and centers on current research. More than 40 cross-disciplinary research centers span topics like IT, robotics, mental health, anti-slavery policy, and climate change.   

From UTS, or “Tech” as students say, it’s easy to explore the city’s icons and beaches and enjoy the international vibe. Climb the Harbour Bridge, tour the Opera House, boogie board at Bondi Beach, all via great public transport.  

Take advantage of a full slate of tours and activities designed to introduce you to Australia’s rich natural beauty, from the rugged Blue Mountains to dazzling beaches, and help you discover deep-set indigenous traditions. 

Details at a Glance

Application deadline

Fall: April 1
Spring: Oct. 25

Minimum GPA


Credit load



Apartment/Flat, Single Room Option

Instruction language


Language prerequisites


Visa required?

Yes. Learn More.

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Explore classes (subjects) at the University of Technology, Sydney by reviewing the Subject and Academic Information Guides.

A full load at UTS is 24 points, or 15-16 U.S. credit hours. The number of courses you take depends on the credit value of the courses you select.

Credit Conversion
3 UTS credits = 2 U.S. semester credit hours
4 UTS credits = 2.5 U.S. semester credit hours
6 UTS credits = 4 U.S. semester credit hours
8 UTS credits = 5 U.S. semester credit hours

Lab & Field Trip Fees
Please review syllabi and course materials when registering for direct-enroll classes. Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee disclosed in the syllabus or during the first meeting of the class. These fees are not included in your IFSA program fee. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.


Australian Government | Department of Education | CRICOS: 00099F
Australian Government | Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency |TEQSA: PRV12060

As an undergraduate study abroad student, you are eligible to enroll in classes or “subjects” designated as L1, L2, or L3—the three years of the Australian bachelor’s degree, respectively. Fourth-year classes and higher are part of a postgraduate degree (master’s or Ph.D.) and are not available to you.


BUILD (Beyond UTS International Leadership Development) is an extra-curricular global leadership program with a mission to develop self-aware, informed, and active global citizens and leaders to deliver positive social impact in the world.

The program provides you with an opportunity to learn about global issues from an Australian perspective, as well as share your unique perspectives as a study abroad student. This opportunity for mutual peer learning is a valued aspect of the BUILD program. To complete the Study Abroad and Exchange BUILD Certificate, you will participate in a range of workshops, activities, and experiences.

For more information and to join, visit UTS BUILD Program.



  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) full-time year of study at your home institution before the beginning of the term.

Recommendation Letter
Not required.


Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects classes taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.


Activities and excursions are designed to pull you into the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. There’s no extra fee to participate in these optional outings—everything is included in your program fee.

Below are examples from previous terms; outings may be different for your program. We’ll make every effort to run them all, but sometimes things we can’t control, such as local regulations and health protocols, get in the way. As result, we cannot guarantee activities and excursions.


  • Indigenous Australians Cultural Education: Learn about the religious, social, and cultural practices of Australia’s First Nations People from award-winning indigenous Australian educators. Includes opportunity for questions and discussion.
  • The Rocks Walking Tour: Explore Sydney’s iconic district, The Rocks, site of the convict settlement in 1788. Learn about its role in national political and social change, the notorious Rocks Gang, the Rum Rebellion, and more.
  • NACE Competencies Workshop: Mastering the eight U.S. National Association of Colleges and Employers competencies is essential preparation for college graduates. This IFSA staff workshop helps you make meaningful links between your study abroad experience and career readiness.
  • Sydney Opera House Show: Did you know that if all the sails of the Opera House were combined, they would create a perfect sphere? Visit the structure that transformed Australia’s cultural image—named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007—for a live show.
  • Coogee-Bondi Walking Tour: Take in stunning ocean views as you walk the paved path from Coogee to Bondi, tracing shoreline cliffs and beaches. During late October and early November, you might also catch Sculpture by the Sea, Australia’s largest annual outdoor sculpture installation.
  • Bike Tour of Sydney: The perfect way to get oriented and see some Sydney’s most famous sites. Includes riding across iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • Hunter Valley Tour: This full-day tour takes you a couple of hours north of Sydney, where natural beauty and farmland are home to 300 wineries. Exchange the busy urban environment for rolling green hills and discover the biodiversity of New South Wales. Includes lunch.
  • Northern Beaches Visit: Visit the stunning Northern Beaches of NSW with an eco-tour guide, see Indigenous carvings, and hike to Palm Beach lighthouse.
  • Blue Mountains Visit: An important historical site, the Blue Mountains are a rugged and mountainous region west of Sydney. Soak up dramatic scenery and discover an immense range of flora and fauna, including the famous lyrebird, known to mimic the sound of car alarms, chainsaws, camera shutters, and more.

Housing and Meals


Apartment/Flat, Single Room Option




Most IFSA students stay at Scape Apartments with other IFSA students who are studying at UTS or University of Sydney. Scape is a private housing provider specializing in student housing with modern conveniences. 

  • Location: Cleveland Street, a 12-minute walk from campus. Great access to city highlights and a 6-minute walk to Redfern train station.  
  • Living space: Furnished apartments that house eight students in four shared double bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. (Share a bathroom with one student.) Living space includes flat screen TV and seating, and a fully equipped kitchen. Bed linens included. For an additional fee, students who prefer more privacy can share six-bedroom apartments, where each student has a single room with a private, attached bathroom.   
  • Meals: No meal plan. Students prepare or purchase meals. Used to a dining hall? Apartment mates often tell us cooking together is a fun, social part of the day. 
  • Other details: Internet included. On-call resident assistant, a site manager, and 24-hour security guards. On-site laundry facilities. On-site gym. Indoor and outdoor common social areas and an industrial-style kitchen for shared use.  
  • Nearby: Shops, restaurants, Victoria Park, Darling Harbor, Chinatown, Surry Hills.  

Dates and Fees

Term begins
Term ends
Program costs
Application deadline
Fall 2024
July 17, 2024
December 1, 2024
Spring 2025
Early Feb. 2025
Mid-June 2025
$22,775 (estimated0
Oct. 25, 2024

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Danielle Jones

Enrollment Counselor