International Future Students


There are a number of great reasons why our students and researchers choose to study and work at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), including:

Excellence in learning and teaching

students working in health science lab

The University of Tasmania is one of Australia's premier universities for teaching excellence, receiving in 2015 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, the University of Tasmania graduates are equipped and inspired to respond to opportunities and challenges in an ever changing world. The University of Tasmania provides exceptional facilities, an enviable campus lifestyle and an international reputation for excellence which means a degree from us 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 2016, the University was ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2016). With a focus on research leadership, the University of Tasmania 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

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 2017 Good Universities' Guide, the University of Tasmania was given a five-star rating for social equity and student retention and a four-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 generous Tasmanian International Scholarship scheme for new students and a wide range of ongoing scholarships for current students (both Australian and international). Tuition fees for international students are affordable and Tasmanian cities have a lower Cost of Living than most other regions in Australia, which allows for a more enjoyable student lifestyle.

Find out more about the benefits of studying at the University of Tasmania in our sections on Life in Tasmania, our Faculties and Institutes, and international Life on Campus.

Shilun Benjamin Thang

"Taking part in an international exchange program was one of my best experiences at UTAS. I went to Krakow, Poland, so it allowed me to learn the culture of both Australia and Europe at the same time. I focussed on the different aspects of European architecture as compared to Australian system. Lessons were very practical and we often walked the streets of the city, discussing the history of different buildings and development through the ages. An added bonus was that I also got to travel to different countries within Europe, gaining even more experience abroad. I now believe that studying at university should not be just based on academic achievements. The UTAS exchange program has made my entire studying experience far more holistic."

Shilun Benjamin Thang, Masters of Architecture

Success Stories

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

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Sardar Waqas Ahmed Khan Durrani (Pakistan), Masters of Professional Accounting (Specialisation)

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Jinjin (Helen) Lu (China), Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

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