International Students

Whether you are just arriving, or have been living here for years, we welcome you to our beautiful island state, and to our University.

If you are a new student, we recommend starting at First Steps

In the topics below you will find a range of information, tips and links to all the essential services and systems you will need.

Our campuses in Hobart and Launceston are vibrant places to study and live. There are many facilities available for you right here. Places to study quietly, eat great food, play sport, buy supplies, meet people and more.

For campus maps and more information on campus facilities visit the campuses page.

The campuses are only a short bus or bike ride to the city. For bus travel you can collect a student Metro Greencard during orientation or anytime at the Uni shop or Metro store (Hobart only).

If you wish to ride your bike, please note that it is compulsory to wear a helmet at all times. See the Government website for other regulations for bike riding.

Please visit Ask Us for more information, or see these questions below to get you started:

  • MyLO (My Learning Online): For many units, MyLO houses unit outlines, lecture recordings and is where you submit assignments. You will need your UTAS username and password to log in to MyLO, and you will also need to have completed your enrolment before your unit information becomes available. Unit information usually becomes available in MyLO on the first day of semester. Your Student Advisers have prepared the following guides help you become familiar with MyLO: Understanding MyLO Part One and Understanding MyLO Part Two.
  • eStudent: This is where you manage all administrative aspects of your study plan including enrolment, your contact details, fees, exams and graduation. Please ensure that your contact details in eStudent are up-to-date at all times.  See ASK US for more information.
  • Webmail: The University uses UTAS webmail (within your free Office 365) as the main way of communicating with you. Please check your webmail regularly. When you have your username and password, you can use these to login to webmail using the Microsoft Outlook app or with Microsoft Office 365.
  • Wireless Internet: Join the University's wireless internet network, Eduroam. The Eduroam website has step by step instructions to help get you set up, either on your computer or smart device.
  • Office 365: As a UTAS student, you can download Office 365 for free on up to 10 devices. Enjoy a full, installed Office experience across PCs, Macs, Windows tablets and iPad and Android tablets, and most mobile devices.

The Service Desk can help you sort out any issues with University computing systems - passwords, MyLO, wireless access, etc. If you're not feeling confident about your computer skills, please read the Computer Skills for Uni Advice Sheet.

Most international students need an Australian student visa to travel to Australia.  It is important to have your visa well before your course start date, so please make sure you allow enough time for visa processing when deciding on your course start date. If you have not received your visa in time, you may need to contact International Admissions to defer to a later start date.

For more information on visas please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) or your local Australian Embassy or High Commission.  You can also obtain assistance with your visa application from a registered migration agent.

Please note that the University of Tasmania is not able to help with your application and has no influence on the application process.

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Be careful to book your flights to the correct city in Tasmania, as it is a 2.5hour trip by car or bus between Hobart and Launceston.

After booking your flights, you can also book our friendly airport pick-up service. This is a free service provided by the University of Tasmania to all international and domestic students arriving in Tasmania for the first time. If you would like to be met at the airport by a UTAS representative and taken to your accommodation, please read the information for Airport Pickup request.

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No matter what kind of accommodation you choose, it is important to book this early.  Otherwise you may not be guaranteed a place when you need it.

Applications for accommodation are assessed in the date order of the application received, there is no cost to apply so apply as soon as you start considering studying at UTAS.

We offer a number of accommodation options, from fully catered rooms to independent apartments.  University accommodation provides a warm, welcoming and supported start to your life here in Tasmania.  Please note that University accommodation is for single students only.

Visit Accommodation Services today to explore the options.

If you wish to explore other options, these websites may be helpful:

Airbnb is an online marketplace allowing you to find short to medium rentals

Gumtree is like eBay – it’s a place where people can advertise rental properties

Advertises that it is Australia's biggest share accommodation site. and

These sites are used predominantly by professional real estate agents and are useful for those looking to rent a whole house or apartment

The link below gives useful advice for anyone planning to share or rent a property in Tasmania:

There are a number of important documents that you must bring with you to Tasmania including your offer of enrolment, identification and medical information.  You will also want to think about the types of clothing you pack, how much money to bring and it is important to be aware of items that are not allowed in Australia.

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The University of Tasmania student experience is not just about study. Students in Tasmania have the opportunity to visit, explore and encounter World Heritage sites, pristine wilderness, fine food and wines, extraordinary wildlife and a vibrant arts culture. Start exploring all of the arts, environment, food and culture on offer here in Tasmania now at Discover Tasmania.

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. You will be given this card during orientation, and can also collect from the Student Centre on campus.

Joining in the many UTASLife trips and events is a great way to explore Tasmania and make friends along the way. Connect with UTASLife Hobart or Launceston on Facebook now to ensure you don't miss out on the popular events during orientation week and throughout the year.

Please visit Ask Us for more information, or see these questions below to get you started: