The main UTS College campus is located in Sydney's CBD and it's only a short stroll to UTS and major transport options. Make new friends and experience student life in the heart of the city, surrounded by cafes, galleries, theatre, nightlife and shops.

In fact, there is so much to do here you won't want to leave.

Imagine waking up in Australia’s most vibrant, diverse and beautiful city. Welcome to Sydney – the nation’s cultural centre and business capital. 

When you choose to study at UTS College, you’re choosing a university that’s located in the heart of Sydney, surrounded by some of the world’s biggest, most successful and innovative companies. These organisations create hundreds of graduate employment opportunities each year. 

But there’s so much more to Sydney than its thriving business and commercial centre. Visitors say it’s one of the friendliest and most liveable cities in the world*. And students agree, ranking it the fourth best city for students ^.

*Condé Nast Traveller’s Top 10 friendliest cities
^QS Best Student Cities TM 2016

Living in Sydney

Set around a stunning natural harbour, Sydney offers the best of urban and outdoor living. 

UTS College is located in the vibrant central business district, putting you in the heart of the action, amidst restaurants, cinemas, theatres and shops. Meet friends in the cafés of fashionable Newtown and Surry Hills, kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, learn to surf on Bondi Beach or jump on a train to the Blue Mountains. And don’t forget the city highlights – Sydney Opera House, the NSW Art Gallery and the Botanic Gardens are all within easy reach of the campus.

Check out a list of things to do in Sydney.

A part-time job is an excellent way to earn yourself some extra Australian dollars, while making new friends!

Take the opportunity to practise your English and gain insights into working life in Sydney. UTS College students spend an average of 35-40 hours per week studying, with half these hours being private study and the other half being face-to-face class time. International students may legally work up to 40 hours per fortnight during the semester and as many hours as they want during holidays. 

For more information on Study, Work and Living in Australia you can refer to the official Australian Government website for advice on study in Australia.

It's our priority that you feel safe and secure while you study with us.

At UTS College we are committed to ensuring the safety of all our students when they are on campus. Campus security is provided in all UTS College buildings to ensure your safety and to provide additional support if required. To access all facilities, students are required to carry their identification cards while at UTS College. If you lose or misplace your card, you will be issued a replacement card via the Student Centre at a cost of A$20.

Cost of living

Living in a beautiful city like Sydney doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, Australia is very cost-effective when compared to other western countries such as Canada, the UK or the USA. As a general guide, on average, you will need around A$18,876 - A$27,872 for living expenses for one year. This covers accommodation, food, transport and clothing.

The Department of Home Affairs requires that prospective international students must demonstrate access to a minimum of A$20,290 per year to fund their living costs in Australia. 

  • For international students, visa information can be obtained through your preferred Education Agent
  • Course fees are found in the Courses & Programs section
  • For Australian students, you can investigate FEE-HELP loan (formerly known as HECS, or also known as Study Assist)

Health cover

When it comes to your health it's important to have the right protection in place.

International students are required to hold medical insurance known as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their student visas.

OSHC helps with the cost of medical treatment if you have an accident or get sick.

UTS College can help arrange this for you and your family. Talk to us if you need help to organise cover for yourself, you and your spouse or you and your dependent family members who will be living in Australia with you.

If requested, we can outline the fees payable for OSHC in your offer letter.

Alternatively, students or their education agent can arrange health cover. Students must show proof that they have OSHC arranged before applying for a student visa.

For the latest cover and policies and fees please visit Medibank's OSHC.

Public transport

Sydney public transport is modern, reliable and safe. There are many forms of transport to choose from, including ferries, trains (and light rail) and buses, all very close to the UTS College campus.

For more information on Sydney public transport, including fares and times, and planning is the NSW Transport Information website.

Catching the train is one of the easiest ways to get around Sydney. Sydney Trains offers a convenient and relatively cheap way to travel, particularly to the outer suburbs of Sydney. Many UTS College students catch the train to our campus from their homes. The best thing is, the campus is just a 5 minute walk to Sydney's main station - Central Station. For more information visit Sydney Trains.

Buses are a great, user-friendly way for both visitors and residents alike to get around Sydney. Sydney buses go everywhere - covering all Sydney suburbs. UTS College students can also purchase discounted weekly bus tickets. For more info visit Sydney Buses.

Sydney Ferries are popular with tourists, especially if you want to see the sights on the way to your destination. There are regular Sydney Ferry services to Manly, Parramatta, Balmain, Watsons Bay, Taronga Zoo and other locations. The entire Sydney Ferries fleet is wheelchair accessible with 20 accessible ferry wharves.