Future Students

Why choose the University of Tasmania?

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

Excellence in learning and teaching

The University of Tasmania is very highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in learning and teaching. The QS Stars 2013 rankings awarded the University five stars for internationalisation and five stars for teaching. Additionally, in 2012 and 2013 the University received more teaching awards
than any other Australian university (Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching).

Excellence in research

The University of Tasmania is committed to the creation and dissemination of knowledge, with research activity and expertise that is recognised globally. In 2013, the University was ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia and in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Rankings of World Universities*.

A focus on the individual

The University of Tasmania is a medium-sized university (with over 30,000 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, the University was given a five 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

The University of Tasmania 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.

*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013.