Waqas Durrani, Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation)
"I chose to come to the University of Tasmania because it is a sandstone university, which was an important consideration for me. [Since arriving,] I have been mesmerised by Tasmania’s beauty. And there is plenty to do in Hobart, like the Taste Festival, Dark MOFO and the MONA museum, which is free for UTAS students."
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is proud of its long-standing relationship with Pakistan. We have been welcoming Indian students and academics to Tasmania for many decades and today around 160 Pakistani students are enjoying a UTAS education in one of the friendliest and safest locations in Australia.
Entry Requirements for Students from Pakistan
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.
Students who do not meet the academic requirements for their chosen undergraduate course may enrol in the UTAS Foundation Studies Program.
Students who do not meet the academic requirements for their chosen undergraduate course may enrol in the UTAS Foundation Studies Program (FSP). Please refer to the Foundation Studies Entry requirements page to find out what academic and English qualifications are required to meet the FSP entry requirements.
If you don’t yet meet the English language requirements you will also need to complete UTASAccess-English Level 5.
To gain entry into first year undergraduate you will generally require the equivalent of the 12th year of schooling in Australia. More information about academic and English requirements are available on the admissions requirements page.
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.
Masters by Coursework Degrees
Admission to most postgraduate courses at UTAS requires qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree from a recognised institution.
In addition, 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 higher and 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 1,350 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 Pakistan is the Tasmanian International Scholarship. International students interested in undertaking graduate research degrees should visit the International Research Scholarships page for up to date information about scholarships available for their chosen degrees.
You may also be interested in other scholarships.
The Pakistani Community in Tasmania
The Pakistani community on and off campus is vibrant and supportive, without being overwhelming. A mosque is situated in West Hobart, and both Sandy Bay and Launceston campuses have Muslim prayers rooms and facilities.
A range of social, cultural and religious societies, Asian restaurants and grocery shops (including vegetarian and halal) will help ease your transition into your new life in Tasmania.
Muslims have a long and valued history in Tasmania, having arrived in the state (then Van Diemans Land) as free settlers in the initial fleets establishing the colony from 1807 onwards.
- University of Tasmania Pakistan Society (TUPS)
- University of Tasmania Pakistanis’ Society (Launceston)
- Tasmanian Muslim Association
- Islamic Council of Tasmania: +61 3 6234 6998
- Hazara Community Tasmania Inc.
Agents in Pakistan
Need more advice about courses and life in Tasmania? Our agents in Pakistan can help.
Upcoming Pakistani events
We make visits to Pakistan and also hold online information sessions. We’d love you to join us!