Future Students

Why choose the University of Tasmania?

There are a number of great reasons to choose to study at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), including:

Excellence in learning and teaching

In 2012, UTAS was the number one university in Australia for teaching excellence, receiving more teaching awards than any other university. With a curriculum focused on developing multidisciplinary knowledge and skills, as well as global perspective and social responsibility, UTAS graduates are equipped and inspired to respond to opportunities and challenges in an ever changing world. UTAS provides exceptional facilities, an enviable campus lifestyle and an international reputation for excellence, which means a degree from UTAS is globally recognised.

Excellence in research

UTAS is committed to the creation and dissemination of knowledge, with research activity and expertise that is recognised globally. In 2012, the University was ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia and in the top 3% of universities worldwide. With a focus on research leadership, UTAS provides a dynamic environment for students wishing to pursue a research career, with ready access to academics who are leaders in their fields.

A focus on the individual

UTAS is a medium-sized university (with over 27,000 students) that provides students with the benefits of smaller classes, personalised attention and ready access to lecturers and tutors for advice and support. In the 2013 Good Universities’ Guide, UTAS was given a 5 Star rating for staff-to-student ratios, placing it amongst the best in the country.

Practice-based learning

Our lecturers have real-world experience in the subjects they teach. We have strong connections with local and national industry to offer practical learning and research opportunities. A number of our degrees include compulsory practical placements, while others offer students opportunities for corporate internships. Our state-of-the-art facilities are available for students at all levels of their tertiary education including everything from laboratories to simulation centres and training vessels.

Scholarships and affordability

UTAS offers a range of generous scholarship schemes for both Australian and international students. Tuition fees for international students are affordable and domestic students benefit from Commonwealth Supported Places. Tasmanian cities have a lower cost of living than most other regions in Australia, which allows for a more enjoyable student lifestyle.