Starting at the University - draft

From completing your application to your very first week on campus, here's everything you need to know about starting uni.

Our island is a caring, creative and collaborative community. No matter where you join us from, we'll make sure you have a hands-on education, filled with adventure.

1. Find a course

We offer outstanding courses and experiences, with real-life learning and close industry connections.

In the natural and social sciences, our whole island is your campus. And in the arts, our students find themselves at the heart of a creative revolution.

We also never forget our fascinating history, and always honour our indigenous heritage.

Course options and study information

2. Apply to study

Applying to study with us is simple and free. And it could change your life. Whether you're interested in studying full-time, part-time or online, we offer flexible courses to suit your lifestyle and commitments. We're also here to guide you through the entire application process.

How to apply

4. Get access to your University systems

You'll have access within 24 hours to our University systems once you've accepted your offer to study with us.

  • If you are new to the university, you will receive your new login details (via pop up and/or email to the address you applied with). You'll have access to the portal once you've accepted your offer to study with us.
  • If you’ve accepted an offer to study with us in the past, you will already have a University email address to log in with but you may need to reset your password.

How do I get my University of Tasmania username and password?

Student Portal

This will be your one-stop information and resources hub. Access all university systems (Webmail, MyLO, Timetable, eStudent), study support, career guidance and personal counselling, read about student news and events, get personalised notifications, book appointments, and much more.

Login to student portal


This is where you'll manage all the administrative aspects of your study at university. These include enrolling in units, updating your contact details, viewing your fees and printing an invoice, accessing your exams timetable, and viewing your graduation eligibility.

Login to eStudent


Your easy-to-use online study tool. You’ll find your unit outlines, assessment information, online tests, tutorial sign-ups, discussion boards, readings, lecture recordings, assessment results, and messages from your lecturers. A detailed tutorial 'Getting Started in MyLO' will be available when you login.

Login to MyLO

5. Enrol in your units

Once you've accepted your offer, you can enrol in your units. You can manage this in eStudent.

Attending an enrolment session is a great way to prepare for university. These help you with the administrative parts of studying, including enrolling in courses, finding your timetable, understanding fees, and learning about the  online systems you will use.

Check out our full enrolment guide (Student Portal)

6. Attend orientation

Orientation Week is a key part of your journey with us that happens in the week before each semester starts. You’ll connect with other students, explore your new learning environments, and learn about all the support services available to you.

We also offer UniStart - an online program that helps you pick up the skills to succeed at university. These skills include critical thinking, research, and assignment writing. We'll also teach you to get more out of lectures, tutorials and online learning

Go to the Student Portal to register for your key information sessions and social events when the next program opens.

Starting uni (Student Portal)

Ask Us

Before you get access to the Student Portal, you can find out more about Starting at the University by checking out our frequently asked questions.

We also have student advisers that specialise in a range of different areas to help you get started. Including course specific student advice, learning advice, International student experts, accessibility specialists and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisers.

Explore our FAQs

A great student lifestyle

There's more to university than study. That's why we encourage you to explore beyond the classroom and take part in the social opportunities on offer. You can connect with new people through events, sports, volunteering opportunities, and more.

Tasmania offers a living experience unlike any other. You can go from the world’s wildest art festivals to world heritage wilderness – all within a day.

Discover more about Uni life