International Future Students

Life in Tasmania

Tasmania made the Lonely Planet Travel Guide's Top Ten Must Visit Destinations in the World for very good reasons. We have some of the most beautiful places to explore in the world – from our beautiful waterfront capital city, Hobart, with world-class cafes and restaurants, to our pristine wilderness and stunning beaches. Our students spend countless evenings and weekends exploring their surroundings while practising their English chatting with our friendly locals.

Tasmania's two major cities, where our main campuses are based, are the state's capital Hobart in the south east and Launceston in the north. The cities are an easy two-hour drive apart and there is lots to see in between.

If you feel like dining somewhere different one night, the Australian mainland is a quick direct flight or ferry trip to the Australian mainland. For example, Melbourne is just 50 minutes away! Not that you'll want to go there often – there's heaps to see and do in Tasmania.

map showing distance times between campuses and major cities 

We have Australia's most famous (and weird!) modern art museum, MONA. We are home to the Tasmanian Devil and a host of other cute and cuddly creatures not found anywhere else in the world. Then there are all the festivals and events throughout the year like the Falls Music Festival and Dark Mofo. And of course, Tasmania is famous for its incredibly fresh and delicious seafood, wine and produce.

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The University of Tasmania student experience is not just about study. Students relocating to Tasmania will have the opportunity to visit, explore and encounter World Heritage sites, pristine wilderness, fine food and wines, extraordinary wildlife and a vibrant arts culture.

The Lets Explore Tasmania discount card is available to all international students, providing access to special prices and offers for accommodation, tourist attractions and activities around the State.


Success Stories

Valera Lucena Dias (Mozambique), Masters of Applied Science (Marine Environment)

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Haonan (Jennifer) Kang (China), Bachelor of Nursing

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Shilun Benjamin Thang (Malaysia), Masters of Architecture

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