Arrange travel insurance

Before you leave home, you’ll need to arrange your own travel insurance for the length of your stay overseas. This is in addition to your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Confirm your flight details

Prior to your departure you will need to confirm your travel plans by email, with the Accommodation and Welfare team as they will need this information to confirm your pickup from the airport where this service has been requested or if you are under 18 years of age UTS College has taken responsibility for accommodation and welfare arrangements.

Pack wisely

The list of essential items you must bring with you.

  1. Your passport
  2. Copies of your:
    • Offer letter
    • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
    • Original academic transcripts
    • Your orientation letter
    • Tuition payments receipts
    • Identification documents
    • Important contact numbers
    • Details of pre-arranged accommodation
    • Important medical records
    • *Remember to make a copy of your documents just in case you lose the originals.
  3. Laptop or Tablet​
    As part of our technology-enhanced learning approach, we encourage you to bring your own device (BYOD) (tablets or laptops) to your classes. More information on BYOD.
  4. Chargers for your phone, camera, laptop and any other electronics
    Make sure to pack a power adapter for Australian sockets too.
  5. Money!
    Try to have at least A$2,000 available to you when you arrive in Sydney. Remember: it doesn’t have be all cash.

Arriving into Australia

Australia has some of the strictest customs and quarantine regulations in the world. What you are permitted to bring into Australia may differ from other countries, so it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with Australian Customs and Quarantine Regulations and read these tips.

What you cannot bring through customs

  • Dairy products (including milk, cheese, yoghurt and butter),
  • Eggs and egg-based products (including whole, dried and powdered eggs, century eggs, egg noodles and egg-based mayonnaise, sauce or custard),
  • Flowers (including fresh cut and dried),
  • Food or medicines intended for animals (including worming tablets, antibiotics, canned or dried pet food),
  • Fruit and vegetables (including dates, apples, bananas and citrus fruit),
  • Home-cooked meals (any meals not commercially prepared and packaged),
  • Live animals (including mammals, birds’ eggs, insects, amphibians, reptiles, fish and silkworms),
  • Meals or snacks received on your flight (including fruit, yoghurt, milk drinks and sandwiches),
  • Meat (including salami, sausages and ham),
  • Plants (including potted plants and cuttings),
  • Pulses (including beans, lentils, peas and chickpeas),
  • Seeds and nuts,
  • Seeds or bulbs for planting,
  • Soil (including samples, specimens and dirt on equipment or shoes),
  • Sporting/camping equipment that is dirty or wet,
  • Traditional remedies and medicines that contain herbs, animal products or dried medicinal mushrooms (strict import conditions apply).

Sydney International Airport – T1

Transport to your accommodation

UTS College has an airport pickup service, which is mandatory for students under 18, and optional for students over 18.

Students over 18 planning to travel independently from the airport to their accommodation have a number of different transport options to get you where you need to go. Alternatively, if you would like help to book transport from the airport please email the College accommodation team on

For further information, contact the Accommodation Team via: