Bachelor of General Studies (X3G)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Bachelor of General Studies is a flexible, interdisciplinary degree that allows students to design their own course by choosing a combination of units based upon personal preference and career goals. It allows students to try university study in an area of interest before selecting a combination of units within the Bachelor of General Studies, and/or to acquire prerequisite knowledge before articulating into another degree. The Bachelor of General Studies is also suitable for students seeking a supported introduction to university study. The first year of study provides academic foundation knowledge and skills and achievement at introductory level in at least two units. Students who meet the entry requirements for other Bachelor degrees can commence in the second year of the four year Bachelor of General Studies degree.

Students are able to articulate into other Bachelor degrees at the end of each semester, depending on results and units completed. The Diploma of University Studies and Associate Degrees in General Studies, Arts, Engineering and Science are exit points for students who decide to withdraw.

The course will be offered full time or part time at Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast and by distance. Note that not all units will be available by distance.

Please note: this course has been placed in teach-out and no new applications are being accepted for 2018.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Course structure

Entry requirements

Entry to X3G will be granted by assessment of a student's prior study history and supporting statement, literacy and numeracy assessment and/or personal interview.

The degree is designed for students who have specific requirements in relation to interdisciplinary unit combinations or are unsure of what direction their future study may take.

International applicants must provide an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6 and no band less than 5.5; or a TOEFL score of 550 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. The test must not be more than 24 months old

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $111,696 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $26,500 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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