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Chris Cheong, Day in the Life

Meet Chris Cheong, an international student from Singapore studying Medicine at the University of Tasmania. Join him for his day as he attends lectures at the world-class Medical Science Precinct in Hobart, tries local Tassie cuisine with friends, and indulges in his favourite passion, wilderness photography up at Mount Wellington.

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is proud of its long-standing relationship with Singapore. We have been welcoming Singaporean students and academics to Tasmania for many decades, and today some 500 Singaporean students are enjoying a UTAS education in one of the friendliest and safest locations in Australia.

Entry Requirements for Students from Singapore

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

If you do not meet the academic requirements for your chosen undergraduate course, you may be able to enrol in the UTAS Foundation Studies Program.

To be eligible, you will need to have completed GCE 'O' Levels. Forecast 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

To gain entry into first-year undergraduate, you will generally require a minimum score of 7 in the Singaporean A Levels, calculated using 2 or 3 H2 level subjects.

A small number of degree programs have higher or additional entry requirements to that 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 Singaporean-based marks into an ATAR score, refer to the table below.

ATAR Conversion Table

Grade A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D
ATAR 95+ 90 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50
Singapore Singapore- Cambridge A Levels 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 7 6 6

Total from 3 H2 Level subjects including any pre-requisite subjects. H2 grading scale: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, and E=1.

Max 2 H1 subjects may be substituted for 1 H2 subject (A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D =1, E= 0.5)

provided the H1 subject has not been taken at H2 Level.

Calculation can be based on 2 A Level sittings that is within 10 months of each other (ie Jun 2014/ Jan 2015).

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. Scholarships specifically of interest to students from Singapore include:

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 Singaporean Community in Tasmania

The Singaporean community on and off campus is vibrant and supportive. On-campus, the Singapore Students’ Society is a high-profile entity, providing support to new students and running lots of social activities. A range of social, cultural and religious societies, and Asian restaurants and grocery shops will help ease your transition into your new life in Tasmania.

Agents in Singapore

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

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