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The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is proud of its long-standing relationship with India. We have been welcoming Indian students and academics to Tasmania for many decades and today some 300 Indian students are enjoying a UTAS education in one of the friendliest and safest locations in Australia.

Entry Requirements for Students from India

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to study at UTAS. You must achieve the required entry grade, meet the English language requirements, and any prerequisite subjects for your chosen course to be eligible for an offer.

Foundation courses

Students who do not meet the academic requirements for their chosen undergraduate course may enrol in the UTAS Foundation Studies Program.

You will need a B in CBSE/CISCE English and 10+1 in either CBSE/CISCE or All India State Board (provision results will be accepted).

If you don’t yet meet the English language requirements you will also need to complete UTASAccess-English Level 5.

Undergraduate Courses

First year undergraduate entry generally requires an average of 65% minimum in the best of 4 core subjects (including English but excluding Physical and Health Education, and General Studies) in the All India Senior School Certificate.

A small number of degree programs have higher or additional entry requirements to those listed above. Please refer to our course website for specific entry requirements for your chosen course.

Entrance Scores for Undergraduate Courses

For most undergraduate courses you must also meet a set entrance score, which is based on the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please refer to our course website to find the indicative ATAR score for your chosen course.

To convert your Indian-based marks into an ATAR score, refer to the table below.

ATAR Conversion Table

Percentage 95% 90% 85% 80% 75% 70% 65% 60% 55% 50%
Grade A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D
ATAR 95+ 90 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50
India 95% 90% 85% 80% 75% Minimum for TIS (65 ATAR entry)** 70% 65% 60% 60% 60%

All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC); Indian School Certificate (ISC); Accepted State Boards of Education* *Only the following state board certificates will be accepted: Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhrapradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Madhyapradesh and West Bengal

Average score calculated as the average of best four subjects excluding non-academic subjects.

**Minimum for TIS is 75% or 10 above the required ATAR (whichever is higher)

Masters by Coursework

Admission to most postgraduate courses at UTAS requires qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree from a recognised institution.

Also, you will need to meet any prerequisite subjects and the English language requirements for your chosen course to be eligible for an offer. Refer to our course website for specific entry requirements for your chosen course.

Graduate Research Degrees

Entry to most masters of research degrees requires qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelors degree with a minimum lower second class Honours and an IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.

PhDs normally require the equivalent to an Australian bachelors degree with upper second class Honours or higherand an IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.

Professional Doctorate admission is determined by the Dean of Graduate Research. For more information visit the Graduate Research site.


Some 1350 scholarships are granted each year by the University of Tasmania, of which around a third go to international students. A scholarship specifically of interest to students from India is the Tasmanian International Scholarship. International students interested in undertaking graduate research degrees should visit the Graduate Research Scholarships page for up to date information about scholarships available for their chosen degrees.

You may also be interested in other scholarships.

The Indian Community in Tasmania

The Indian community on and off campus is vibrant and supportive, without being overwhelming. A range of social, cultural and religious societies, restaurants and grocery shops (including Indian, vegetarian and halal) will help ease your transition into your new life in Tasmania.

Agents in India

Need more advice about courses and life in Tasmania? Our agents in India can help.

Upcoming Indian events

We make visits to India and also hold online information sessions. We’d love you to join us!

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