The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is one of Australia’s oldest and most distinguished universities
. It is consistently ranked as one of Australia’s top universities for both teaching and research
. Many successful graduates of the University of Tasmania hold senior positions in civil service, industry and commerce throughout Australia and the world.
The University of Tasmania has a total student population of over 26,000. There are currently around 3,000 international students from 100 countries studying at the University’s two main campuses, at Hobart in the south and Launceston in the north of the state. Further, some 3,000 students study UTAS courses abroad at partner institutions or by distance education.
The island state of Tasmania is a popular holiday destination due to its beautiful natural environment and strong cultural and festival scene. There are daily flights between Hobart and Launceston and the mainland cities of Sydney and Melbourne, making it easily accessible. Tasmania has a population of just over 500,000 people, enough to support all necessary services and a vibrant society, while small enough to give a real sense of community and allow for easy access to infrastructure.
The University offers a pleasant, enjoyable natural environment for study. The University has two campuses for international students in Tasmania’s two largest cities - Hobart and Launceston. The main Hobart and Launceston campuses are both only a few kilometers from their city centers and most students are able to live within walking distance of their campus.
The University’s Hobart campus is set on 100 hectares of land in the suburb of Sandy Bay – approximately 5-10 minutes by bus or 25-30 minutes’ walk from the city center. Much of the upper campus is situated in natural bushland. Closer to the city center are the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, the School of Medicine, and the Tasmanian School of Art, which is housed in a renovated jam factory overlooking the harbor and takes full advantage of its historic location and spectacular setting.
The Launceston campus is situated on 50 hectares of land at Newnham, ten minutes’ drive from the city centre and overlooking the Tamar River. Closer to the city center, and located in restored historic railway buildings in the arts precinct of the city, are the School of Visual and Performing Arts, and the School of Architecture.
The University offers a wide range of popular courses within the faculties of Arts, Business, Education, Law, Health Sciences and Science, Engineering and Technology. UTAS also has several specialist institutes including the Australian Maritime College, Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies - offering exciting programs and research opportunities.
The Tasmanian International Scholarship Scheme is one of the most generous in Australia. UTAS offers an unlimited number of scholarships to high achieving students entering most degree programs (exclusions include medicine, psychology and research studies). These scholarships provide a 25% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of a course. All applicants are automatically considered for a scholarship and if successful will be notified on their course offer letter.
Tasmania’s cities enjoy lower living costs than most other popular study destinations in Australia. Although living costs vary depending on student lifestyle, as a guide, many of our students report that you will need between $AUD12,000 and $AUD15,000 per academic year to cover your living costs. On-campus accommodation starts at a low $AUD150 per week.
SERVICES AND FACILITIES
- Free academic assistance provided to international students.
- Good quality accommodation on or close to campus.
- Easy access to teaching and support staff.
- Faculty support through dedicated international student liaison staff.
- Free airport pickup for commencing international students
- 24 hour access to computers.
- Free email account
- Career development and support services exist specifically to help international students gain worthwhile employment during study.
- Region immigration incentives exist for eligible students who wish to apply for permanent residency.
REASONS FOR CHOOSING UTAS
- Prestige - one of the oldest universities in Australia.
- Tradition - strong research record, consistently ranked within top ten in Australia in terms of Australian Research Council Grants.
- Support – Dedicated international student support staff and Small class sizes and individualised attention with easy access to academic and administrative staff.
- Value – affordable tuition fees and very generous scholarship opportunities.
- Lifestyle - Tasmania is becoming one of the most popular destinations for holidays, living and studying in Australia.
- Cost – the combination of living costs and tuition fees offer a very appealing option when compared to most other prestigious study destinations.
- Convenience - most students can walk to campus from their accommodation; lecturers and tutors can be consulted without difficulty; computers are accessible 24 hours a day.