Last updated: 20 May 2022
Australia and Tasmania’s boarders are open and international students can now travel to study with us in person and enjoy a range of rich and engaging face-to-face learning and social activities.
International students make a positive social, cultural and economic contribution to Tasmania and help make our communities stronger and more diverse.
Over the past two years, Tasmania has been one of the safest places in the world thanks to our community’s careful response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are a range of requirements students will need to meet to keep themselves and the community safe. International travellers into and out of Australia will still be required to be double vaccinated and required to wear a mask while on international flights based on medical advice.
With increasing cases of the Omicron variant around the world, Australia’s national, state and territory governments are monitoring the situation and adjusting these requirements as needed. We encourage students to check back on this page, as well as Australian Government and Tasmanian Government websites, regularly to stay up to date.
You can find more information in the FAQs below.
Frequently asked questions
Australia's and Tasmania's borders opened to international students on 15 December 2021. There are requirements for international travellers, including being fully vaccinated and having tested negative for COVID-19 prior to travel.
You can find more information here:
To enter Australia students will need to:
- Be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved or recognised by Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
- Hold a valid visa for one of the eligible visa sub classes
- Provide proof of their vaccination status
For details refer to covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/vaccinated-travellers
Refer to covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/vaccinated-travellers for details on specific vaccines that are recognised for travel.
There are no entry requirements for any travellers to Tasmania.
For details refer to coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/coming-to-tasmania
We recommend international students plan to arrive a few weeks before their classes are due to start. The start date of each study period can be found here.
Commercial airline flights are available into Australia with connections to Tasmania. Contact your travel agent or check airlines for flight options.
The University of Tasmania has moved to on-campus delivery from Semester 2, 2022 onwards. We expect students to arrive at the University of Tasmania in time for Semester Two (no later than Sunday 3 July 2022). We still offer some courses online.
Please contact U.Connect@utas.edu.au to discuss your specific situation and the options available to you.
Yes. International students can apply for a short stay with us for up to 8 weeks while they get settled. To be eligible for an international student short stay, students must:
- be an international student;
- have a confirmed booking in UTAS accommodation; and
- have arrived in the accommodation by Monday 4 July 2022
No other accommodation discounts, scholarships or bursaries apply to International Short Stay leases.
All eligible international students can apply for the short stay 8-week lease option via the following link international short stay.
New students are invited to join us for our Orientation program. You’ll connect with other students, explore your new learning environments, and learn about all the support services available to you.
The University has a range of support for students. UConnect is the first place to access this support. They are a professional, caring frontline team who can help you understand, navigate and access information and services and connect you to the help you need when you need it.
You can reach UConnect via:
- UConnect website
- Call 1300 826 663 or +61 3 6226 6111 if calling internationally