University of Tasmania

Undergraduate, Postgraduate study & research

Established in 1890, The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is Australia’s fourth oldest university and has a long history of excellence in teaching, learning and research.

Ranked in the top 300 in the world, the University of Tasmania climbed well over 100 positions in the Times Higher Education Ranking of World Universities 2015.

A medium sized university, UTAS offers the benefits of smaller classes, personalised attention, and good access to supervisors and administrative staff. There are a wide range of services and facilities, both academic and recreational, and programs for international students are offered at campuses in Hobart and Launceston.

UTAS: Quick facts

  • Total student population: 38,000
  • International students from 147 different countries
  • Received more teaching awards than other Australian university*
  • Research rated at world-standard or above in 48 broad units***
* Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching awards 2015
** 51 units were evaluated in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

UTAS is known throughout Australian and internationally for its unique teaching programs and strong research capabilities – teaching and research programs are taught through six faculties and three specialist institutes:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Health Science
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Australian Maritime College (AMC)
  • Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)
  • Menzies Institute for Medical Research Scholarships

The University of Tasmania International Scholarship program is among the most generous in Australia for international students. The Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS) is available for most undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs and provides students with a 25% reduction in registered tuition fees for the duration of their course. There are also generous scholarships available for higher research degree programs at masters and PhD level.

Graduates of UTAS are in demand in Tasmania, Australia and across the globe. Qualifications are internationally recognised, providing UTAS alumni with access to unlimited opportunities.

The University of Tasmania’s respected academic tradition combined with Tasmania’s affordability, friendly people, fun student lifestyle and stunning natural scenery, provides students with an enviable and enjoyable study experience.

Visit the University of Tasmania International Education website for further information.