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.
UTAS 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 Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M3N)
- Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (53G)
- Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science) (53I).
- Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (53J)
- Bachelor of Nursing (H3N)
- Bachelor of Nursing (H3O)
- Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (53A)
The following postgraduate (coursework) courses are subject to a quota:
Interviews and auditions
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 Courses & Units website.
Review of admissions decisions
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 UTAS student, they may lodge a formal complaint to the University of Tasmania.