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AUSTRALIA - ISEP University of Technology, Sydney

Located in the heart of the global city of Sydney, the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) offers a practice-orientated and career-relevant education. International students benefit from careers counseling, health and housing services, sporting facilities and peer network programs.

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This program is best for a student that is independent.  A student must be comfortable with advocating for themselves on campus and comfortable with the local language to thrive in this location. Please be aware that there may not be the same access to internet or amenities to which you may be accustomed.  Student services and especially class registration may not be at all similar to what is done at the College and may be difficult for some students to adjust.

Learn more about the University of Technology here. Read the ISEP Country Handbook to learn more about visa requirements, educational system, and culture.


To be eligible to participate in this program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Good academic and judicial standing during time of application AND time of participation in program
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at Lake Forest College AND have junior status or higher before participation. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program’s departure date. 
  • Be able to stay at the host program for the duration of the semester, including through the exam and travel periods
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75.  
  • Students applying to ISEP must apply for an Exchange option (in any country) as a first choice but may apply to a Direct option as a back-up.  Direct options may have an additional cost (see a financial section for more information).

 Located in the heart of the global city of Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) offers a practice-orientated and career-relevant education. The University of Technology, Sydney is situated in the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Sydney, within Sydney’s creative industries precinct. The City Campus is located across the street from Central Station, Sydney’s major train and bus station, easily connecting students to nearby suburbs and beaches. It is also a short walk from Darling Harbour.


 The University of Technology Sydney is ranked eighth in the world’s Top 50 under 50 in the QS Global Index of newer universities and sits ninth in Australia and 176 in the QS World University Rankings 2018. UTS offers practice-based learning in cutting-edge facilities and our courses are continually updated to reflect developments in research and technology. More than 150 companies partner with UTS, sharing their resources and expertise. Whilst having strengths in the STEM areas, UTS is highly ranked in other disciplines including business, communications and design. The UTS Business School has also been AACSB International accredited since 2006, making it one of an elite group of the world’s business schools. 

Before exploring the UTS Handbook, students will find it helpful to review the Study Abroad Study Plansand Subject page. This provides an overview of how the UTS subjects work, and provides Subject Guides, by major study area, that list popular subjects and their academic levels. The Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Subjects as a Study Abroad and Exchange Student is also available from this site.

If you would like to locate additional subjects beyond the Subject Guides:

1. Go to UTS homepage for current students
2. Under “Managing your course”, click “UTS Handbook”  
3. Click on the Course Area, and then on “Majors” to locate suitable “Subjects” or directly to the “Subjects” menu, then click on the subject code
4. Click “Detailed subject description” to find the syllabus

Generally, Study Abroad and Exchange students enrol in three or four subjects per session at UTS (a maximum of 24 credit points).  

If you enroll in more than 24 CP’s there will be an additional cost.

Subjects from the following Programs are generally not available for Exchange students: Nursing clinical and Education placements; Midwifery; all Graduate Health subjects; MBA Executive; Chinese Medicine; Engineering internships. Animation and Media Arts Production may have limited availability.

Student Life

 International students have many opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities as there are more than 90 student organizations available, such as sports, activities, hobbies and academic clubs. The Exchange and Study Abroad Club brings together international and local students for cultural exchange, social activities and travel.

Housing and Meals

 Students live in single-bedroom dormitory.

Financial Information

For all approved programs for guaranteed financial aid transferability, students pay their Lake Forest College tuition plus a program fee.  The program fee includes orientation, ISEP coordinator, college fees, housing, and the equivalent of 19/meals per week.  These meals include both those served by the host family as well as a stipend to purchase other food on your own.

ISEP costs for Exchange are usually the most cost-effective, as it is intended to promote mobility of students around the world.  Direct options are available for those students that prefer to attend a school with limited availability for Exchange, though costs may be different as they are set by the host school. 

Here is an estimated budget for the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 programs:

Budget Item



Lake Forest College Tuition


Program fee (estimated)

Note: Spring may have added cost


Total Expected Billed by Lake Forest College


ISEP Application and Confirmation Fees


ISEP-required health and repatriation insurance (estimated, $90/mo)

Note: Some countries require national insurance. Check ISEP


Additional Meals


Estimated Airfare


Estimated Personal Expenses (passport, visas, immunizations, textbooks, supplies, personal expenses, additional national insurance if required, travel insurance, additional travel etc.)


Total Expected Out-of-Pocket Expenses




Tuition rates and program fees are subject to change each year, but this information was up-to-date as of February 2018. We will notify applicants, and update this page if the program fee or other estimates change.

You can discuss with Financial Aid your specific aid package and your expected family contribution.

Keep in mind that you may spend more or less in certain areas like personal expenses, travel, meals, or airfare, depending on exchange rates and your own spending habits. Classroom or lab fees are not included in this estimate and will depend on your course registration choices.  

Don’t forget to apply for scholarships! A great listing can be found here.  

  • Contact:

    For Questions About the Initial Application Process:

    Alexandra Olson
    Coordinator of the Global Engagement Office

Program Dates

Semester 2 (Fall): Early September to Late December

Semester 1 (Spring): Early January to Early May 

All dates are tentative and may change. ISEP will alert all accepted students of final dates.

All dates are tentative and may change.  ISEP will alert all accepted students of final dates.  Please note that this site observes the Southern Hemisphere academic calendar. Lake Forest Spring Semester is referred to as Semester 1. Lake Forest Fall Semester is referred to as Semester 2.

Program Type

Exchange or Direct-Enroll

ISEP Exchange chance of placement for US students is generally Most Competitive.

ISEP Direct is not available for Lake Forest students on this program.

Languages of Instruction