English language courses (DRAFT)

Our English classes are provided in a combination of online and face-to-face delivery.

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When you choose to study at the University of Tasmania's English Language Centre, you choose to be part of a vibrant, safe and friendly community committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Our highly qualified English language teachers really care and use award-winning English materials that teach you about Tasmania's island culture whilst giving you the language, communication and academic skills you will need to succeed in whatever you choose to do.

You can study our Academic English program as a pathway to enter the University of Tasmania, We also offer customised study tours designed especially for you. Whatever you need, we are here to help.

Escape the big cities and come and study with us. You will make lifelong friends and go on adventures in one of the best natural environments in the world. We're pretty sure you'll love our island!

Study tours English test centre

Direct entry program

Do you want to study for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Tasmania? We can help you achieve this with our English for Academic purposes courses.

Our English programs are currently available online, so you can start your studies with us wherever you are!

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Program details

Please plan your course carefully, so that you give yourself enough time to successfully complete the course.

Direct Entry Program

10-week course

Direct Entry Program

10-week course


Semester starts

4 Jan – 18 Mar 2022


Sem 1: 21 Feb 2022

14 Feb – 29 Apr 2022


21 Mar- 3 Jun 2022


Easter break
14 Apr - 20 Apr 2022

Easter break
14 Apr - 20 Apr 2022


2 May – 8 Jul 2022


Sem 2: 11 Jul 2022

18 Jul – 23 Sep 2022


22 Aug – 4 Nov 2022


3 Oct – 9 Dec 2022


7 Nov – 3 Feb 2022


Note General English is no longer available

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PDF 2022 dates (detailed)

PDF 2023 dates (detailed)


While many students progress steadily through their course, some students may need to spend additional time building their skills and confidence. It is important to note that you may need to repeat one or more levels if you are not making satisfactory progress. When thinking about your study plans, you may need to allow time for additional study before the commencement of your intended degree.

Contact the English Language Centre for details

With some of the lowest living costs in Australia, Tasmania is a great place to live during your studies.

Living in Tasmania is considered more affordable than other major Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne.

Your total cost of studying in Tasmania could include:

  • English language tuition fees.  Students may be required to purchase textbooks
  • Accommodation fees
  • Visa application fees
  • Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Living costs

English Language tuition fees

  • Tuition fee per week AUD$424
  • Tuition fee per 10 weeks AUD$4,240

Accommodation Costs

UTAS has a range of on-campus accommodation options.  Discover what is available.

Visa application fees

Most international students require a student visa to study at the University of Tasmania.  Visa information is available here.

Overseas Student Health cover and travel insurance

Overseas Student Health cover is required under your visa.  Please find out more.

The University of Tasmania recommends that students apply for travel insurance.  Students are responsible for their own travel insurance.

Living Costs

The cost of living in Tasmania will vary depending on your lifestyle.  Find out how much money the Australian Government requires students to have to meet their living costs

Find out about estimated living expenses in Tasmania.

Refund Policy

It is important that applicants ensure they read and understand the English Language Centre Refund Policy before signing and paying tuition fees.

Email us for more information ELC.reception@utas.edu.au

Experience Tasmania

As you prepare to study with us, find out some more about what makes our island place so unique, beautiful and exciting.

If you’ve found out about our university, there’s a good chance you’ve heard stories about Tasmania. An island with the cleanest air in the world, offering natural beauty everywhere, amazing produce and food, and a laid-back way of life. Well, it's all true.

Learn more about Tasmania