University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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Why choose study in Australia

Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.

The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.

Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.

Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.

Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.

Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation

University Overview


The University of Tasmania was officially founded on 1st January 1890 and is located at Sandy Bay, Tasmania. In addition to the main campus at Sandy Bay, it also operates out of the Newnham Campus and the Cradle Coast Campus. The most popular courses offered are the environmental studies that include wilderness management, marine sciences and indigenous studies in Tasmanian literature. Other unconventional courses include agriculture development, studies on the community and population and ocean study programs. The university also comprises of a Music Conservatorium, Art school and a School of Clinical studies.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 - Rank: 201


FEEL AT HOME INDEX - Rank: 2.43%

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 313

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 301

Overall Cost of Living


Campus Accomodation


Overall Cost of Living Value

A$ 19.830

Campus Accomodation Value

A$ 11.700

Access, Participation and Partnerships Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS)

25 per cent reduction in registered tuition fees for the duration of the FSP course.

Available to all commencing international students who submit an application to study the Foundation Studies Program leading to an undergraduate degree at the University of Tasmania. Applicants are automatically assessed for this scholarship. Selection for this scholarship will be based on sound achievement in previous secondary level courses with a minimum overall 'Distinction' average or equivalent for academic subjects undertaken within secondary school or equiv. Applicants will be notified in their Offer if they have been successful in being awarded a TIS scholarship which will include a scholarship offer outlining the conditions that apply to the TIS award. Important: Applicants must accept their offer within 3 weeks from the date of issue in order to retain their scholarship. Students should read the conditions of their scholarship carefully. Please note that this scholarship is only available to commencing students. Current students will not be reassessed on the basis on their academic progress at UTAS. Ongoing Eligibility Examination results are reviewed each semester by the Scholarships Selection Committee to determine ongoing eligibility. Recipients who do not meet ongoing eligibility will be notified by email. Recipients must achieve a minimum overall Distinction level in the first semester of FSP to be eligible to receive the scholarship in their second semester. TIS recipients will be reassessed for ongoing eligibility into their chosen degree based on their cumulative end of year FSP results.  Students that have achieved the required CGPA (cumulative grade point average) will be offered a TIS by the faculty with which they have an Offer of Enrolment and will be notified by email of their eligibility. Recipients who are not successful in being awarded a TIS for their degree studies, will still be entitled to the FSP to degree 10% discount.

All international

As students are assessed automatically upon submission of their International Student Online Application, there is no need to apply separately, nor do recipients need to apply for ongoing eligibility.

Foundation Studies Program to Degree Discount

10 per cent reduction in registered tuition fees for the duration of the course.

This discount provides international students who have completed the University's Foundation Studies Program (FSP) with a 10% discount on the registered tuition fees for enrolment in their undergraduate coursework program. The discount is available for all undergraduate programs (including an Honours program if applicable). Please note that if a student has already been offered a Tasmanian International Scholarship, Kumar Sangakkara Scholarship or Sibling Discount, this FSP to Degree discount will not apply. Please note that this discount will not apply to students who after completing FSP, chose to study at another institution and then return to UTAS at a later time.

All international

Students applying for a FSP to degree package at UTAS will automatically be in receipt of the FSP to Degree Discount upon submission of their International Student Online Application. This discount will come into effect for the undergraduate program.

International Postgraduate Discount

10 per cent reduction in registered tuition fees for the duration of the course.

This discount provides international students who have completed an undergraduate program at the University of Tasmania with a 10% discount on the registered tuition fees for enrolment in a postgraduate coursework program. The discount is available for all postgraduate coursework programs. Please note that if a student has already been offered a Tasmanian International Scholarship or the Family Alumni Bursary the International Postgraduate Discount will not apply.

All international

University of Tasmania graduates applying for a postgraduate coursework program at UTAS will automatically be in receipt of the International Postgraduate Discount upon submission of their International Student Online Application.

Overall Review

Overall Experience : 5 / 5

Admission Process : 4 / 5

Scholarships : 4 / 5

Study Experience : 5 / 5

Life Experience : 5 / 5

Job Prospects : 4 / 5