When you complete your UTS Foundation Studies program, find out about your next steps including:

  • Moving to Diploma programs at UTS College
  • Moving to UTS programs
  • Who to contact for help.

Moving to a Diploma program at UTS College

1. Attend transfer session

Attending a Transfer Session will help you get everything in order for the next stage of your study journey. Find out about the transfer process from start to finish, and the steps you need to take along the way.

Your Transfer Session will cover what to expect, and any steps you need to take in relation to:

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

The Study Success Advisers conduct Transfer Sessions during the final semester of your program. Check on Canvas for dates of Transfer Sessions.

2. Get your UTS Foundation Studies results

To move into a diploma at UTS College, you will need to successfully complete your UTS Foundation Studies program.

3. Enrol in your Diploma program

Find out about what you need to do before you enrol, program enrolment dateshow to enrol, study loads, recognition of prior learning, pre-requisites and co-requisites.

4. Attend Welcome Week

It is strongly advisable to attend Welcome Week so that you can smoothly transition into your program; in either UTS Foundation Studies or one or the diploma programs.

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 loads of other students and find out where everything is on Canvas. You can also join a range of fun activities to help you settle in and begin making friends.

Moving to UTS programs

The academic requirements you need to progress to your UTS program are listed in conditions in your original UTS College offer letter.

If you are a UTS Foundation Studies student, you will need to reach the grade point average (GPA) listed for the UTS program you are moving into. You can find details on specific programs with higher English entry requirements in the UTS international program guides.

How to prepare for university

To assist you to easily progress to your next phase of study, we run Transfer Sessions. If you are in the final semester of your UTS Foundation Studies program and wish to transfer to UTS, you must attend the UTS Transfer Session organised by the Study Success Advisers. At this session, representatives of UTS faculties will be available to provide advice and information.

Your transfer session will cover what to expect, and any steps you need to take in relation to:

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

You will also be given all the necessary forms to complete. This usually takes place in week 10 of your last semester. You will also need to find out if any additional requirements are needed for an application to your chosen program at UTS. These are stated in the UAC Handbook. The UAC Handbook is available online at uac.edu.au. The UAC Handbook is also available from any newsagent. Please also see your Study Success Adviser if you need further assistance.

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

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

Transferring to UTS

1. Get an offer from UTS

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.

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.

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’ on the UTS website.

2. Get your final results from UTS College

Once you complete your final 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. Enrol in your UTS program

Just like at UTS College, your enrolment will be handled online. With your offer letter, you should have received advice about which subjects to enrol in. You might have also received these details in your Transfer Session. Once you have the right advice for which subjects you need to enrol in, you will need to complete your enrolment online and create your timetable.

4. Attend Welcome Week

Welcome Week is your official orientation week at UTS, where you will be able to meet students and staff, find out about your subjects at info sessions, go on campus tours and take part in all the fun and festivities happening around campus.

What to do if I do not get the required results for my chosen program?

Should you not achieve the GPA required to go directly to UTS for a particular undergraduate degree you will have the opportunity to continue studying toward your degree through the relevant UTS College Diploma. If you have questions regarding your results, please see a Study Success Adviser who can assist you in discussing your study plan, options and to advise you of the support that’s available to you.

What to do if I get higher results than expected?

Congratulations on your result, this means that your hard work has paid off. Your high achievement sets you up for success at UTS.

Who to contact for help

For information regarding: study plan, further study options, concerns regarding program, attendance, transferring to UTS and help with study and exam dates/information, please see the please see the Study Success Adviser for UTS Foundation Studies students.

Contact us

Student Centre


(+61 2) 9218 8666




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

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

Study Success Advisers


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

For individual contact details,
please visit the Advisers page.