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University of Tasmania

Check whether the University of Tasmania is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at the University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) was founded in 1890, making it the fourth oldest university in Australia. It’s a public research institution that offers more than 100 undergraduate and 150 postgraduate programs. These include degrees in law, medicine, business, IT, arts, education and science, as well as niche programs like marine and Antarctic science, maritime engineering, food safety, rural and polar health, and environmental law and governance.

The University is located in Tasmania, and has two main campuses, one in Hobart, and the other in Launceston. The Sandy Bay campus in Hobart is close to shops, transport, accommodation, entertainment and services. The Newnham campus in Launceston overlooks the Tamar River and is home to the Australian Maritime College, Australia's national center for maritime education and training.

There is a wide range of accommodation options on and off-campus, including university and private accommodation. Both campuses have several residences you can stay in, and all include basic amenities and shared facilities.

Why study at UTAS?

  • Globally ranked

    UTAS is in the top 300 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019)

  • Quality teaching

    The University has more teaching awards than any other Australian university

Life as an international student

UTAS is committed to providing a welcoming environment for its nearly 9,000 international students.

When you start at UTAS, you’ll take part in an orientation week designed to help you get to know the University. On your first day of orientation you will meet the Study Abroad and Exchange coordinator for an introductory session where you’ll receive important information and be able to ask any questions you may have.

During the rest of orientation week you will receive guidance and relevant information about making the most of your time at UTAS, including the chance to become a member of one of the more than 70 clubs and societies and the opportunity to meet other students.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
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    • Campus Bus Service
    • Car Rental
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  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 1
    • Restaurants 5
    • Cafe’s 9
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    • No. of Squash Courts 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
    • No. of Ice Rink 1
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 5
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 140
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

All international students who submit an International Student Application to study in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at the University of Tasmania will be automatically assessed for the TIS Scholarship by the Admissions Team. If you are successful, this will be outlined in your UTAS Offer.

UG/PG by Coursework - Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS)

  • Amount

    25% of tuition for the duration of the course

  • Requirements

    subject to student maintaining the grades. High performing students are automatically assessed for the scholarship during application.

Dean’s Merit Scholarships

  • Up to 50% reduction in tuition fees
  • Requirements

    For students studying Business, Economics, Science and Law.

South Asia Scholarships

  • Amount

    Up to 15% reduction in tuition fees

  • Requirements

    For citizens coming from a South Asian country

International Women in Maritime Engineering Scholarship

  • Amount

    UG students will receive one payment of $4,000 each semester ($8,000 in total), to be used towards educational costs. PG students will receive one payment of $4,000.

  • Requirements

    For international female students who apply to study in the Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours) for 2021

Women in Seafaring Scholarship

  • Amount

    one payment of $6,000 in the first semester and one payment of $4,000 in the second semester of study, to be used towards educational costs.

  • Requirements

    For international female students commencing their first year of studies with the AMC, in Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) or Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science)

Commencing Offshore Student Scholarship

  • This scholarship provides international students with a 20% tuition fee reduction when studying online due to COVID-19 travel restrictions preventing them from traveling to Australia.
  • To be eligible, international students must be studying in one of the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) registered programs for the first time.


University of Tasmania

Churchill Ave, Hobart TAS 7005, Australia

The University of Tasmania's main campus sits between Mount Wellington and the Derwent River and is partially fringed by natural bushland, but is also located within a busy urban community.

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Visa requirements for the University of Tasmania

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