At UTS College we have designed our English programs to give you the skills and confidence to help you progres into academic study - UTS Foundation Studies, diplomas and/or and UTS.

By successfully completing the highest level of English, you may find you are well prepared for your university studies.

Find more information on pathways into UTS degrees.

Moving to Diploma or UTS Foundation Studies

When moving into an academic program there are two main considerations:

  • Your results – different levels of academic study require different levels of Academic English
  • timing – there will only be a short amount of time between getting your English results and beginning your academic program.

To help you transition to the next phase of your study, UTS College runs the following Articulation Information Sessions:

  • AE5 students articulating directly to UTS (undergraduate and masters programs)
  • AE4 students articulating into the UTS College Diploma
  • AE3 students articulating into the UTS Foundation Studies.

To move into UTS Foundation Studies or a diploma at UTS College, you will need to successfully complete Academic English.

Enrolment date/process

Find out about what you need to do before you enrol for your English language program or academic programsenrolment dates, how to enrol, study loads, recognition of prior learning, pre-requisites and co-requisites.

Attend Welcome Week

We strongly advise you attend Welcome Week. The activities are carefully crafted to set you up for academic success.

During Welcome Week you can find out all the important things to know and do before you start, such as enrolling into your classes, getting your timetable and collecting your books. Plus, you will meet fellow students – many also new to UTS College and find out where everything is located on campus. You can also join a range of fun activities to help you settle in and begin making friends.

Transferring to UTS

If your pathway journey with UTS College is coming to an end, it is time to start preparing for your move into UTS.

Set yourself up for a success by knowing what to expect and what you need to do. If you get higher results than expected this means that your hard work has paid off.

The academic requirements you need to progress to your UTS program are listed in conditions in your original UTS College offer letter. You will need to meet the academic requirements in your subject area and pass English level AE5. By completing level AE5 with a pass grade, you will satisfy the English entry requirement for most UTS undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

You can find details on specific programs with higher English entry requirements in the UTS international program guides.

Tips to prepare for university

To help you ease into  your next phase of study, we run Articulation Information Sessions for AE5 students articulating directly to UTS (undergraduate and masters programs).

Studying at UTS will be exciting and rewarding, but it will be different to studying at UTS College. As you familiarise yourself with all that is new, we have a few tips to help you adjust and make the most of the experience.

  • Tips for new UTS students

How to apply to UTS

1. Apply for UTS programs (August to September)

If you are an international student, you will only need to apply for UTS programs if you do not already have an offer for your preferred UTS program. If you have not received an offer, it is best to seek advice from a Study Success Adviser.

If you are a domestic student, you will need to submit your UTS program applications via UAC, between August and November. Once you receive your results from UTS College, you will have the chance to change your preferences in December. 

2. Get your UTS College program results

Once you complete your final program exams and receive your results, you will know whether you have reached the academic requirements and/or English requirements to progress to your UTS program.

If you do not receive the grades you had hoped for, and do not meet the requirements for UTS, please contact a Study Success Adviser to discuss your options and what to do next.

3. Receiving your offer

International students might already have an offer as part of their original offer to study at UTS College. If this applies to you, it is time to enrol. 

If you have applied more recently, either as a domestic student or an international student, you will need to receive your offer before taking the next steps.

4. Accept or defer your offer

As soon as you receive your official offer, you need to either accept it, or defer your offer so you can start studying at a later date. You will receive instructions with your offer letter. 

When you are ready to accept or defer your offer, visit ‘Starting at UTS’.

5. Enrol in your UTS program

UTS enrolments are also done online. With your offer letter, you should have received advice about which subjects to enrol in.

Once you have the right advice for which subjects you need to enrol in, you can complete your enrolment online and start creating your timetable.

If you do not get the required results for your chosen program

If you have specific questions regarding your result, please see a Study Success Adviser who can assist you with your study plan, options and advise the support that is available. In some cases, where you do not achieve the satisfactory results to progress to your next phase of study, you may have the opportunity to repeat programs.

How is academic study different to ELT?

Academic programs run in a similar way to English programs in that they run at specific times based on your discipline. It is important that you familiarise yourself with key dates related to your program. UTS College provides lots of support to help you with your English studies. While studying Academic programs, you are expected to work more independently and seek out the resources available such as HELPS and library services.

Support to help you manage the transition

UTS Collegeruns Transfer Sessions in Week 3 for students transitioning from English programs to academic study. Attending a transfer session will help you get everything in order for the next stage of your study journey.

Sessions cover what to expect, and steps you need to take for:

  • your future program structure
  • choosing subjects (if your program allows for this)
  • applying for credit from previous studies
  • enrolling 
  • important dates.

Details of how to register for the next Transfer Session, including date, time and venue will be announced by your Study Success Advisers. Once you register for a session, you will be emailed an invitation to attend, based on the program you have been accepted into.

It is okay to ask for help

You can book time with a Study Success Adviser, who will help you with any questions related to your study plan or any changes to your circumstances or plans. Study Success Advisers can also help with Access and Inclusion, Special Considerations, taking a 5-week break, and assist with referral services as necessary.

Contact us


(+61 2) 9218 8666



Ground Floor
187 Thomas Street
(Blue Building)
Haymarket, NSW 2000

Monday  to Friday (9 am – 5 pm)
except Public Holidays.


Ground Floor
187 Thomas Street
(Blue Building)
Haymarket, NSW 2000

For individual contact details,
please visit the Advisers page.