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University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney accommodation

With its multiculturalism, vibrancy and many attractions, Sydney has earned its place among the Top 10 most liveable cities in the world. 

Many of the city’s attractions are within easy reach of the city centre where the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is located. So, when not in class, adventure awaits you. 

Booking student accommodation near University of Technology Sydney with Student.com will provide you with opportunities to live within walking distance of UTS amidst interactive museums, contemporary galleries and beautiful parks.

Make a home for yourself in Sydney’s city centre and eat out in Chinatown, go shopping, catch a movie at a cinema, or hop on a bus to a beautiful beach. 

To learn more about our student accommodation near UTS Sydney, give us a call or message us via live chat. 

Where is the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) located?

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Its campuses encompass a variety of precincts and buildings.

The university’s main faculty and administrative infrastructure are clustered within three adjacent yet distinct locations. Haymarket, Broadway and Blackfriars campuses are located at the southern gateway to Sydney’s central business district (CBD). Its newest precincts are situated within the elite sporting zone at Moore Park and on an industrial park at Botany.

UTS’s main campus is located on Broadway on the border of Ultimo, an inner-city suburb two kilometres south-west of Sydney’s CBD.

Despite significant gentrification, Ultimo still maintains some of the oldest examples of Victorian architecture. The suburb is largely cosmopolitan with over 80% of its 10,000-strong population born overseas. Its proximity to the Chinese enclave in Sydney naturally leads to a large Chinese population with about 36% according to the 2016 census. Other countries with strong ancestries are Thailand (5.0%), South Korea (3.5%), Indonesia (3.1%) and India (2.4%).

UTS's central location means you don't need to travel far from campus to access Sydney's many attractions and essential services.  Furthermore, its location is also well-served by efficient public transportation. The heritage-listed Central railway station, the largest and busiest railway station in New South Wales, is at the southern border of the suburb, a short walk from UTS.

Living in Sydney

Australia’s financial and economic hub is also well known for its stunning harbour, beautiful sandy beaches, iconic opera house, and a large selection of green spaces.

Sydney combines a busy metropolis with a relaxed coastal lifestyle and an abundance of unique places to explore, earning its place among the list of Top 10 most liveable cities in the world by The Economist.

A key component to Sydney’s liveability is its multiculturalism. With more than 200 nationalities and over 35,000 international students calling it home, Sydney is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.

Studying at UTS Sydney

With a total enrolment of over 46,000 students, the University of Technology Sydney is one of the largest universities in Australia.

If you choose to study at UTS, you’ll be able to pick from over 130 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate courses in traditional and emerging disciplines.

It is a world-leading university of technology and is a part of the Australian Technology Network of Universities, a group that brings together five of the most innovative and enterprising universities in Australia.

UTS is also recognized internationally for its high performance in research, graduate employability, teaching quality, and infrastructure.

It has been ranked and rated highly by the most prestigious university ranking agencies including QS and Times Higher Education, which ranked it 133rd (9th in Australia), and 160th (15th in Australia) in the world in their respective 2021 World University Rankings.

UTS is also at the top of the list for universities that are younger than 50 years old. It was ranked 1st in Australia and in the top 10 globally for the QS Top 50 under 50 index from the years 2016–2021. It also placed 2nd in Australia and 15th globally in the 2020 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.

The university has been awarded five stars for excellence in seven out of eight categories of higher education by QS for the years 2018–2021.


Australia’s national research evaluation framework, the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), found 100 percent of UTS’ research in the broad Fields of Research (FOR) at world standard or above in its 2018 index.

UTS’s world-leading research centres span a range of contemporary fields such as design, nanotechnology and sustainability, and disciplines, including physical, biological, and engineering sciences. The university researchers provide practical and relevant solutions to issues of national and international importance.

Almost 80 percent of its assessed research areas were rated as having a “high” impact beyond academia in the 2018-19 Engagement and Impact Assessment, which indicates how well university research is impacting nations and the world in areas including economy, environment and culture.


UTS prides itself on preparing students for the workplaces of today and the future and to ultimately become global thinkers, leaders and innovators.

Therefore, with that ambition and its principle of global practice-oriented teaching, the university provides opportunities for its students to undertake professional practice during their time of study.

Through a wide range of partnerships, projects and events, UTS maintains strong relationships with professionals, businesses and industries. QS rated the university 69th in the world for graduate employability in its 2020 Graduate Employability Rankings.

University of Technology Sydney student life

With more than 13,000 international students from 120 countries around the world, UTS is a reflection of Sydney’s multicultural diversity. Its campus is culturally diverse and encourages its students to engage with their local community to enrich their student experience.

The university’s BUILD Program (Beyond UTS International Leadership Development) provides opportunities to integrate with local and international students and get involved in the wider Sydney community through a range of activities.

If you decide to study at this top young university in Australia, you’ll be studying on modern campuses with state-of-the-art facilities, so you’ll be inspired to learn. The university has invested over one billion dollars to create a dynamic, award-winning and interconnected campus in the heart of Sydney.

History of University of Technology Sydney

The history of the University of Technology Sydney dates back to 1833 with the establishment of the oldest continuously running Mechanics' Institute in Australia - the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts.

In 1940 the NSW Parliament passed an act to establish an Institute of Technology which led to the establishment of the New South Wales Institute of Technology (NSWIT) in 1964.

Four years later it combined with the NSW Institute of Business Studies. It then established the first law school in New South Wales outside the university sector in 1976.

In 1985 the institution officially opened its Haymarket campus, two years prior to it receiving university status. After the passing of the University of Technology, Sydney, Act in 1987, it was reconstituted as the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on January 26, 1988.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near UTS Sydney

How do I apply for University of Technology Sydney student housing?

You can use the search and location features on our website to compare student housing near University of Technology Sydney based on things like budget, amenities and locations.

After making your selection, go to the property page and think about what is the right room type for you. After choosing the type of room you’d like to live in, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. One of our booking consultants will then be in touch with you to take you through the next steps and answer any questions you may have.

Why should I choose to live in private, off-campus accommodation?

Living in a private off-campus accommodation instead of on-campus has many positive factors. Not only will you get to choose the type of room and the area of the city you’d like to live in, many modern PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations) provide their inhabitants with lots of great amenities, from in-house gyms to cinema and games rooms. It’s a great option to make new friends and make your student years in Sydney unforgettable!

What are the different room types you offer near UTS?

We currently offer three different room types for student accommodation near the University of Technology Sydney.

Shared Rooms allows two or more people to share the same bedroom. Kitchens, bathrooms, and other living facilities are shared with occupants of other rooms.

Private Rooms offers a private bedroom and, in some cases, a private bathroom as well. All additional living spaces will be shared.

The Entire Place offers a fully self-contained private property. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette without having to share any of it with anyone.

My friend and I will both be attending UTS and would like to live together. Is this possible?

Sure! After submitting your application, log into our system and go to ‘manage your preferences’. There you can state that you’d like to live with your friend. Make sure your friend also does the same and states that they want to live with you.

Do you offer postgraduate accommodation at Student.com?

Yes, you can book any accommodation on Student.com as long as you are a full-time student.