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University of Tasmania

Why the University of Tasmania?

At a glance

  • The University of Tasmania was founded 125 years ago, making it Australia’s fourth oldest university. UTAS has strong links with universities, research institutes and industries across the globe. In 2012, UTAS research was ranked well above world-standard (Excellence in Research for Australia) in the following research fields: clinical sciences; analytical chemistry; geology; oceanography; ecology; evolutionary biology; plant biology; forestry sciences; agriculture; and land and farm management.
  • The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is a public research university located in Tasmania, Australia. Founded in 1890, it is Australia’s fourth oldest university. Christ College, one of the university’s residential colleges, first proposed in 1840 in Lieutenant-Governor Sir John Franklin’s Legislative Council, was modelled on the Oxford and Cambridge colleges and was founded in 1846, making it the oldest tertiary institution in the country. The university is a sandstone university, a member of the International Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning.

The reasons to choose the University of

  1. Outstanding courses and experiences: Our courses offer real-life learning and close industry connections. In the natural and social sciences, our whole island is your campus. And in the arts, our students find themselves at the heart of a creative revolution. We also never forget our fascinating history and always honour our indigenous heritage.
  2. Our whole island is your campus: When you’re in one of the world’s most amazing places, you need to get outside, explore and live while you learn. That’s why our courses allow you to explore nature and access adventure while you study. Fieldwork and hands-on learning will take you all over our incredible island.

  3. A great student lifestyle: Tasmania offers a living experience unlike any other. Here, you can go from the world’s wildest art festivals to world heritage wilderness – all within a day. Our campuses put you in the heart of our bustling cities and amongst a creative, diverse and welcoming community.

Let’s explore the campus!


Pathways to the University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania International Pathway College delivers a range of bridging programs to enable international students to transition into an undergraduate degree from their home country. The International Pathway College is based at the Sandy Bay campus in Hobart.

Programs are available in three categories:

  • Foundation Studies programs enable international students to gain direct entry to a University of Tasmania undergraduate degree.
  • First Year Diplomas enable international students to enter the second year of their chosen undergraduate degree directly.
  • The Pre-Masters program enables international students to enter a postgraduate degree program at the Tasmanian School of Business & Economics.

Study Options

  • Physical sciences
    Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    Mathematics & Statistics
    Physics & Astronomy
  • Engineering & technology 
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    General Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    Chemical Engineering
  • Social sciences
    Communication & Media Studies
    Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Business & economics
    Economics & Econometrics
    Business & Management
    Accounting & Finance
  • Life sciences
    Sport Science
    Biological Sciences
    Agriculture & Forestry
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health
    Medicine & Dentistry
    Other Health
  • Education
  • Arts & humanities
    History, Philosophy & Theology
    Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    Art, Performing Arts & Design
  • Computer science
  • Psychology
  • Law



  1. Hobart: Hobart is a perfect slice of urban living on the edge of pristine wilderness. Study in the heart of the city, on the harbour, and by the beach.
  2. Launceston: Launceston is a vibrant city with a welcoming, small-town feel. Our campuses offer hands-on learning in creative and collaborative environments.
  3. Burnie: Burnie is the thriving heart of the North West. Our campuses will put you alongside a community of makers, artists and industry leaders.

  4. Sydney: Our Sydney campuses offer nursing, paramedic and health management education, all in partnership with local hospitals and health service providers.


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