Welcome from the Dean
Competition for attracting and retaining high-quality national and international higher degree research (HDR) Masters or Doctoral degrees candidates is intense, as universities are increasingly focused on graduate education. Recognised for research excellence, the University of Tasmania is passionate about encouraging its HDR candidates to pursue their ideas, as well as our commitment to creating an environment that supports and rewards excellence.
UTAS affords our HDR candidates access to fields of globally recognised research strength, mentored by world-class scholars, creating an international experience in a supportive academic environment, coupled with the vitalizing lifestyle that Tasmania offers.
UTAS provides strong support for HDR candidates, both domestic and international, offering competitive and generous living stipends, including Elite Research Scholarships valued at over $30,000pa. International candidates can also apply for tuition fee scholarships and assistance towards educational fees for school age dependents. All our PhD candidates are provided with a laptop computer and access to a secure data cloud, as well as an opportunity to attend an international conference.
We have improved candidates' skill base with an innovative Graduate Certificate in Research. Enhancements to our on-line candidature management system (iGrad) include the addition of case notes, tracking of variations to candidature and the ability to modify timelines.
Undertaking a higher degree through research at the University of Tasmania will ensure you are strongly supported as a candidate and on graduating you will join a distinguished alumni of valued global citizens with ethical virtues, who are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders.
Professor Andrew Wells
Dean, Graduate Research