You bring the passion, we’ll bring the possibilities.

If you’ve got your heart set on studying a degree at UTS but didn’t get the marks – UTS Insearch is another way in.

Here’s how:

  • Your ticket to UTS. Successfully complete a diploma with us and gain direct entry^ to a UTS degree.
  • Go straight to 2nd year. Most diplomas can fast-track you to 2nd year at UTS^. So no time lost.
  • Support that suits your learning. Attend weekly 1-1 learning support sessions, book a time with a peer mentor or Study Success Adviser.
  • Be work-ready now. Gain career-ready skills while you study - join our exciting two-day Leadership Program.
  • Study now and pay later. Access FEE-HELP - for eligible students only.

So let’s find the course you’re passionate about below. Ready when you are.

^Depends on the course you choose and is subject to achieving the grade point average.


UTS Insearch Info Night & Campus Tour: 11 & 25 Feb

Info Night is about discovering what UTS Insearch is all about. Hosted by our Program Managers and students, you'll be welcomed on to campus and invited to enjoy a tour of our teaching spaces and recreation areas, take part in live demonstrations and learn about the types of courses we offer and how they can lead into second year study of a UTS degree. There’ll also be some refreshments to keep you going!

Discover info night

UTS Insearch diplomas  


Our Diploma of Business will fast-track you to second year of the highly sought after UTS Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Economics.

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Secure your place at Australia’s leading Communication School with our Diploma of Communication and gain 48 credit points. 

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Design & Architecture

Get direct entry into NSW’s top-ranked design school. Our Diploma of Design & Architecture gives you 36 credit points towards your UTS design degree.

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Study our Diploma of Engineering; you’ll do the same subjects as first year UTS students then move into second year of a UTS engineering degree.

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Information Technology

Like UTS, the IT industry is built on innovation! Study the Diploma of Information Technology and step into second year of your chosen UTS Information Technology degree.

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Our Diploma of Science takes you to second year of a UTS Bachelor of Science across a multitude of majors. Enjoy practical experience from day one.

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Meet the students pursuing their passions

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Agou Agou

Agou Agou

Pursuing his greatest goal with a UTS business degree.
Read Agou’s story

Sophie Dalisay

Sophie Dalisay

Pursuing her winning pitch with a UTS architecture degree.
Read Sophie's story

Zaga Kosev

Zaga Kosev

Pursuing her highest leap with a UTS communication degree.
Read Zaga's story

Jessi Jean Drew-Smythe

Jessi Jean Drew-Smythe

Pursuing her love for conservation with a UTS science degree.
Read Jessi's story

Chris Zhang

Chris Zhang

Pursuing his next performance with a UTS business degree.
Read Chris' story

Frequently asked questions

Our next intake is our Semester 1, 2020 intake in March. Orientation Week for Semester 1 is between 9-13 March with classes commencing on 16 March 2020.

Census date is 9 April, 2020.
Applications for semester 1 close at midnight on 8 March, 2019. We do however encourage all students to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

*(note – as we like to keep our classes small - we do have a limit on places each intake)
Australian (domestic students) are not assessed on ATAR. Entry is based on your HSC subject average which must include English and your top three non-VET subjects.

Below are the minimum HSC subject averages needed for our diplomas:
  • 75% for the Accelerated (8 month) diploma
  • 67% for the Standard (12 month) diploma
  • 63% for the Extended (16 month) diploma

International student entry requirements can be viewed here.
UTS Insearch diplomas are offered over 8 months (Accelerated), 12 months (Standard) and 16 months (Extended). The diploma program you undertake will be based on your HSC subject average % and the pace of learning you wish to undertake. For example , the 8 month Accelerated program has a slightly higher study load and therefore requires a higher HSC subject average for entry. You can see more about the different diploma durations here.
FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme designed to assist eligible students in paying part or all of their tuition fees. Australian citizens, holders of humanitarian permanent resident visas and some New Zealand citizens are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance.

During the application process you will be asked to submit a ‘Request for FEE-HELP’ form which will be assessed by our team. Instructions on how to complete the form will be provided to you in your offer letter. 

If you’d like further information on FEE-HELP you can download the study assist FEE-HELP booklet.
Australian students can apply online, or if you’d like assistance you can apply in person by visiting our student centre during business hours. We’re located on the ground floor at 187 Thomas Street, Haymarket.

International students can apply through an authorised education agent.