The main UTS campus is located in Sydney's CBD and it's only a short stroll to 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.

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$17,472 - $25,896 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$19,830 per year to fund their living costs in Australia. 

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.