Before you begin your application, please check that you meet the relevant entry requirements:
- General Entry Requirements of the University.
- Documentation guidelines: As part of your application, you may be asked to provide supporting documentation if you need additional evidence to meet our General Entry Requirements.
- Selection: Individual courses may have additional requirements, like interviews or auditions, minimum grades in qualifying studies, or course quotas. You can find out more on each course page.
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you don’t meet these requirements right now, we have a number of pathway programs available and will work with you to determine the best pathway for you. These programs will prepare you for university and help you transition into the course you’re interested in.
If you need any help with your application, please contact us.
General Entry Requirements
All international students wishing to study at the University must meet the minimum English language and academic entry requirements.
- You can find out more about specific eligibility requirements on your course page. For example, some courses have higher English language or academic entry requirements, prerequisite subjects, minimum grades in qualifying studies, or additional conditions such as portfolios or interviews. Please ensure you read the entry requirements for any course you intend applying for.
- Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to the 12th year in Australia.
- Admission to most postgraduate by coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, and meet any prerequisite subjects to be eligible for an offer.
We have provided a list of Entry requirements by country that provides and their academic qualifications that meet the University's minimum entry requirements.
Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement. Find out more about our English language requirements.
Students who do not meet the undergraduate entry requirements at the University may be eligible for an International Pathway College program which can be used as a pathway into an undergraduate course.
When considering applications, we take a range of educational backgrounds into account. These fall under our General Entry Requirements (GER).
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
You meet the GER if:
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You’ve completed the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and have SA results in at least four Level 3 or Level 4 subjects accredited by TASC. You will receive a Tertiary Entrance (TE) score, which will be converted into your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
You’ve completed an interstate senior secondary certificate and have an ATAR.
You've successfully completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.
The University of Tasmania recognises the IB as equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification. Your IB score will be converted into an equivalent ATAR using the national conversion table.
There is also a wide variety of qualifications, backgrounds and experiences that we may consider for admission into our courses.
- Admission to most master's by research degrees at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor's 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 bachelor's 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 Research degrees.
As part of your application, you may be asked to provide supporting documentation. This will happen if you’re applying for a postgraduate course, or if you need additional evidence to meet the General Entry Requirements or other individual course requirements.
Some courses, like the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice Conversion Pathway, can have unique requirements. You’ll need to make sure you check the individual course page for these in the Course and Unit Handbook.
When you’re applying through the application portal, you’ll be prompted to submit additional documentation. You can save your application, complete your documentation and then return later.
A Personal Competency Statement is required to be submitted by applicants who have not undertaken any study at a Certificate IV level or higher since their Year 10 year of senior secondary school. A Personal Competency Statement allows applicants without any formal academic qualifications to meet the University's General Entry Requirements by demonstrating that they have, through life experiences, the skills and abilities to be successful in a tertiary course.
When applying for a postgraduate course, you may be required to provide an academic transcript. Academic transcripts are legal documents recording all study you have completed at a university.
A complimentary copy is provided when you graduate but copies can be produced for a fee at any time during or after your study.
To be considered for admission to a course you must:
- meet at least one of the University of Tasmania's General Entry Requirements (GER); and
- satisfy any course prerequisites and specific entry requirements.
The University will assess your qualifications, including your supporting documentation, as part of the standard assessment process. It takes time to process your application after we receive it. The time taken will vary depending on the type of application and how accurate and complete your application is when you apply.
It is important to note that meeting the University’s admission requirements does not guarantee you entry to the course of your choice.
If you have not met the entry requirements or prerequisites for the course you have applied for you may be offered a place in an alternative course.
Some courses are highly competitive, have a limited number of places and are subject to a quota. Applications for these courses are assessed by ranking eligible applicants on the basis of each applicant’s qualifications. The process compares the qualifications of each applicant and determines the relative position of each applicant for entry to the course.
The minimum selection rank required for entry to a particular course in a particular year is not predetermined. Each year, ranks are determined by the number of places available (quota) in a course, the number of applicants who apply for the course, and the standard of those applicants.
The following undergraduate courses are subject to a quota:
- Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (H3X)
- Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science) (53I).
- Bachelor of Nursing (H3N)
- Bachelor of Nursing (H3O)
- Bachelor of Paramedicine (53X)
The following postgraduate (coursework) courses are subject to a quota:
- Master of Psychology (Clinical) (M7L)
- Master of Professional Psychology (M7Q)
- Master of Laboratory Medicine (H7L)
- Master of Physiotherapy (M7C)
- Master of Occupational Therapy (M7D)
- Master of Speech Pathology (M7G)
Some other courses also have minimum qualifying grade requirements. For more information check the entry requirements on your course page.
The University reserves the right to interview or audition any applicant prior to selection or to conduct other special selection processes in some cases.
Applicants for performance-based courses may be required to submit a portfolio or complete an audition as part of the requirements for entry into the course.
You can determine whether the course that you wish to apply to requires that you submit a portfolio, or participate in an interview or audition by checking the Entry Requirements information in the University's Course & Unit Handbook.
If you believe an error has been made in the assessment of your application, you can seek a review of the decision by emailing Admissions@utas.edu.au. The Executive Director of Student Operations (or their delegate) is responsible for reviews.
Before requesting a review please note that meeting the minimum entry requirements for a course do not guarantee an offer a place in that course. Further, where ATAR is used in the assessment process, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer for a course may change from year to year based on the number of applications we receive and the number of places available.
In reviewing admissions decisions, the determination of the Executive Director Student Operations (or their delegate) is final. Applicants seeking further review may contact Ombudsman Tasmania. Alternatively, if the applicant is a currently enrolled University of Tasmania student, they may lodge a formal complaint to the University of Tasmania.