University of Tasmania

With a history spanning 125 years, the University of Tasmania is ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia and top two per cent of universities globally*. We offer a truly internationalised curriculum and a network of more than 90,000 alumni.

Located less than one hour from Melbourne, Tasmania is Australia's most southern state. We're known for our friendly, welcoming people and strong arts culture.

Between 2012 and 2014, the University of Tasmania received national teaching awards in all available categories, including two prestigious Teaching Excellence Awards in 2012 and 2013#. The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 also listed the University of Tasmania amongst the world's top universities in a range of disciplines, with earth and marine sciences ranked in the top 100 in the world. Numerous other disciplines taught at the university have also made the coveted 'Top 400' ranks.

*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015
#Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching


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The University of Tasmania offers a wide choice of generalist and specialist degrees, double degrees, sub-degree pathway programs and more practical associate degrees. Many courses also offer the opportunity to complete additional studies to achieve an honours degree. For our postgraduate courses, previous study and relevant work experience can be assessed and appropriate credit exemptions applied.

Study a degree at the University of Tasmania from any of the following study areas:

  • agriculture and environmental science
  • architecture and design
  • arts and social sciences
  • business
  • law
  • computing and information technology
  • education and teaching
  • engineering
  • health sciences and community care
  • journalism, media and communications
  • marine and Antarctic
  • maritime studies
  • medicine
  • music, creative and performing arts
  • nursing
  • pharmacy
  • psychology
  • science.

You can use the University of Tasmania course finder to browse for a course (www.utas.edu.au/courses) or go to the international student course and fees page (www.utas.edu.au/international/courses/courses-by-type) to look for a specific course available to international students.

Generally, students applying to the University of Tasmania must satisfy the general entry requirements for their chosen course. If you don't quite meet these requirements you might still be able to study with us!

To apply, simply fill out our online application form or contact your local University of Tasmania-authorised agent. See www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/representatives for more information.

If you'd like more information about the University of Tasmania, our courses or assistance with applying, please visit www.utas.edu.au/international/contact-us - we'd be happy to help you!

The university provides a range of services to enhance students' experiences and support academic success. These include:

  • an orientation program to introduce international students to the university and life in Tasmania
  • international student advisers, who provide individual advice on practical, personal and academic matters
  • the Community Friends and Networks Programme (CRNP), offering the chance to join social activities and meet with local community members
  • English language support
  • academic and peer mentoring.

On campus, students can attend cultural events, social functions, religious societies, sporting and social clubs, and access student advice and advocacy groups. There is a diversity of faiths within the university community and a new multi-faith centre provides a meeting place and focus for activities on the Sandy Bay campus. The university also offers student accommodation options both on and off campus.

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Student Profiles

Yuxuan (Sara) Li, Shanghai, China

Master of Applied Science (Environmental Studies)

After finishing my Bachelor of Information Systems in China I knew that I really wanted to do something different. I am passionate about the environment so I decided that, for my masters, I wanted to focus on that instead. I knew it would be a big change, but it was something I really wanted to do. I believe that, if you like your course and you are interested in it, you will do your best and overcome any language barrier that may exist. Shanghai Ocean University (SOU) has a partnership agreement with the University of Tasmania, which made my transition to Hobart easy. I knew that teaching and research in environmental studies at UTAS was strong and that the environment of Tasmania would be ideal for research. There are plenty of on-campus activities for students to choose from at UTAS. After I joined the Australian Youth Climate Coalition I attended a summit of 2000 young people in Melbourne, which was aimed at trying to make youth more aware of the importance of climate change. I have also spent time with Conservation Volunteers Australia in Hobart. I have already started recommending UTAS to other international students. Six of my former classmates from SOU are now over here doing majors in environmental management.

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