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Why choose UTAS?

A world-class university

The University of Tasmania is ranked in the top 350 universities in the world, and is Australia's premier university for teaching excellence, receiving more teaching awards than any other Australian university. The University has 38,000 students of which 6,500 are international students from 100 nations.

In the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the University of Tasmania jumped eight places to be rated 284th internationally. (ARWU 2017) This places the University in the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide and reaffirms its reputation as a premier research institution.

The QS World University Rankings result of 287 is another leap forward for the University, climbing seven places and ranking amongst the best in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences and Agriculture and Forestry. Another seven disciplines were highly ranked in the QS Rankings, including Philosophy, Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Sociology, Education, Geography, and Medicine. The University's consistent world-class performance across multiple disciplines is a testament to the strength and diversity of our research.

The World University Ranking released by Times Higher Education (THE) also reflect the University's achievements as a world leader in research, placing it in the top 350 universities in the world.

A focus on excellence

The University of Tasmania is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. Our lecturers and tutors have the opportunity to engage with students individually and offer the personalised advice and guidance not available at larger institutions.

The University's diverse range of degrees, student exchanges, and learning experiences offer students a unique educational experience and excellent preparation for their future careers. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate (bachelor) degrees, and more than 150 postgraduate programs, from graduate certificates through to research degrees. These range across five colleges and three specialist institutes, and include degrees in architecture, environmental management, engineering, medicine, nursing, business, finance, ICT, and aquaculture, and more.

Spectacular student life

Life as a University of Tasmania student is much more than attending lectures and tutorials. It is also about meeting new people, creating a life-long network of colleagues and friends, having fun, developing new skills and ways of thinking, connecting with industry and the community, and creating a happy and healthy life.

All our campuses offer on-campus accommodation, clubs, societies and sporting options.

A pristine environment

Tasmania is the best place to experience a quality education in an extraordinary location.

Our state is known for its pleasant, temperate climate, internationally-significant wilderness and heritage sites, and cosmopolitan lifestyle with a strong arts culture. Tasmania is known globally as a place of unique beauty. It is famous for its picturesque wilderness with more than 40 per cent of the state protected in national parks and reserves. Tasmania was also listed in Lonely Planet's Top 5 Must Visit Destinations 2015, and as one of the Top Five Islands of the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine.

There's plenty to do in Tasmania, whether it's enjoying the vibrant café scene, live music or theatre, shopping, food and arts festivals, sporting events or museum and art galleries. It's simply a wonderful place to be a student.