Study abroad in Tasmania - Australia's island state!
Located just 240km from the Australian mainland, Tasmania offers a unique environment for study, work and holidays. Gain a world-class education in a place where modern urban cities meet stunning natural wilderness.
- Population: 0.5 million
- Founded: 1804*
- Size: 68,331 Square Kilometres (comparable in size to Ireland or Hokkaido)
Our main cities:
Tasmania’s cities provide all of the attractions and facilities of modern western culture without traffic jams or pollution.
Our cities are easy to navigate, and public transport is simple, meaning that in a short period of time you could be in the countryside, at a beach or on a mountain.
The buildings in our cities are largely influenced by European-styled architecture; on a quick walk along our streets you will see buildings from a range of architectural eras, from colonial to ultra-modern.
Located on the Derwent River with the sprawling backdrop of Mount Wellington, Hobart is Tasmania's Capital City. Founded in 1803, Hobart is Australia’s second oldest city behind Sydney. Hobart is the finance, cultural and government centre of the State.
Home to approximately 210,000 people, Hobart offers you the opportunity to lead a relaxed and exciting lifestyle, with festivals, art and cultural activities, sports and outdoor pursuits a regular part of Tasmanian life.
- Get a fantastic view of Greater Hobart from the top of Mount Wellington. Accessible via road or one of the many scenic walking tracks.
- Sample the best of Tasmania’s fresh produce when the annual Taste of Tasmania Festival takes place in December/January
- Visit Salamanca Market (held weekly on Saturday morning) to explore Tasmania’s finest arts and crafts, woodwork, food, jewellery and collectibles.
- Be amazed at the art collections on show in the architectural masterpiece known as MONA (The Museum of Old and New Art), Tasmania’s only privately owned museum.
- Take the ferry to nearby Bruny Island and have lunch at the Hothouse Café.
Hobart offers many education options for primary, secondary, tertiary and trade students. Many of Hobart's schools are specially geared to support international students, and most participate in foreign exchange programmes regularly.
Founded in 1805, Launceston is situated inland in the north of Tasmania, at a point where three rivers meet. Home to a population of 105,000, Launceston is recognised for its historical architecture; with many buildings beautifully preserved. In this charming city you have the chance to live a relaxing and rewarding lifestyle.
- During the winter months, take a day trip to nearby alpine park Ben Lomond for some skiing or snowboarding.
- Do some star gazing at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery’s Planetarium, located at Inveresk.
- Spend the day at the Cataract Gorge with friends. Set within an ancient extinct volcano, the Gorge is the perfect spot for a picnic, swimming, and rock-climbing. It is also home to the world’s longest single-span chair lift.
- Barrack for a team at an Australian Rules Football (AFL) game. Launceston’s Aurora Stadium is host to four AFL games per year and attracts crowds from all over Australia
- Celebrate Tasmania’s fine food and wine at the annual Festivale, held in February at the Launceston City Park.
Launceston has many public, Catholic and private schools across all levels, including a major campus of the University of Tasmania with an established population of students studying abroad from all over the world.
Tasmania has what is known as a “temperate” climate. This means that our summers are not too hot, and our winters are not too cold. Similar to Switzerland, France and Italy, we have four distinct seasons in Tasmania: summer, autumn, winter and spring.