University Tasmania

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The University of Tasmania. One of Australia's oldest and most respected universities. It teaches a wide range of bachelor, masters and PhD programs as well as English Language and Foundation Studies programs. It offers a generous scholarship scheme to international students. It is ranked in the top ten for research in Australia. Tasmania's low cost of living and the University's attractive tuition fees make the University a popular choice for international education .

Why Study at the University of Tasmania?

Founded in Hobart in 1890, it was the fourth university in Australia. It is highly regarded internationally as a teaching and research institution and offers a wide range of courses. The University has a student population of 12 000, including approximately 1000 international students. Class sizes are generally small and lecturers and tutors can be consulted without difficulty.

The University of Tasmania enjoys the status of being a young university at the same time when it merged with the Tasmanian Institute of Technology in 1991, a year after its centenary. The result was the University of Tasmania as it is currently known. The university later expanded in 1995 to form the North-West Centre in Burnie. Hence, the University of Tasmania has a young, vibrant flavour to it as well as the prestige of being one of the oldest universities in Australia.

The University offers a pleasant, enjoyable natural environment for study. The University has two major campuses, in Hobart and in Launceston, and a study centre situated at Burnie, on the State's north west coast. Both major campuses are set in beautiful landscaped grounds a few kilometres from the city centre and most students are able to live within walking distance of their campus.

The University of Tasmania is at the forefront of Australian universities, and many of its staff are known internationally for their research work. Graduates of the University have reached senior levels in business, the professions and government, and are numbered among the ranks of governors, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, university vice-chancellors, heads of government departments, professors, leading scientists and artists.

The University of Tasmania offers one of the best choices available in Australian higher education - a University of international standing committed to excellent teaching and quality learning opportunities for its students.

The University of Tasmania works with universities around the world to offer students an international experience as part of their study - UT as has exchange arrangements with over 60 countries throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

Quality without a high cost
The University of Tasmania's international full fee program has grown in recent years. The combination of lower living costs in Tasmanian cities and tuition fees that are less than most universities in Australia have attracted increasing numbers of international students seeking value in overseas education. Added to this is one of the most generous international scholarship schemes available.

Why choose the University of Tasmania?

The University offers courses in the following:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health Science
  • Law
  • Science, Engineering and Technology

One of the oldest and most respected universities in Australia.

  • Affordable tuition fees.
  • Generous scholarship schemes.
  • Tasmania has a lower cost of living than most other regions in Australia.
  • Quality accommodation for international students.
  • Ranked in the top ten for research.
  • Tasmania is a safe, beautiful and clean place to live, with plenty of things to see and do.
  • ELC Courses

General English

  • General English: Pre-Intermediate to Upper Intermediate
  • Cambridge First Certificate in English Exam Preparation Course (FCE)
  • Cambridge Business English Certificate (Vantage/Intermediate) Exam Preparation Course (BEC)
  • IELTS Preperation

Academic English

  • Academic English
  • Full-time IELTS Test Preparation
  • Direct Entry Academic Program (DEAP)
  • Foundation Studies Program

Direct Entry Academic Program (DEAP)
This program is is the gateway for international students wishing to study undergraduate bachelor degree programs at the the University of Tasmania.

This program offers international students a pathway to study at the university while at the same time meeting the academic requirements of the degree. Upon successful completion of the program, direct admission to the university is possible. Candidates who fail to meet the academic requirements of their course may be required to sit a IELTS test to confirm their language score for the degree that they wish to study at university.


The University was originally located on the Domain in Hobart. As the University developed, it outgrew its original site and in the early 1940's began to transfer its departments to Sandy Bay, which became the new home for the institution.

Entry Requirements

English language:- undergraduate admission generally requires an overall IELTS of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.0 in listening and speaking; postgraduate admission generally requires an overall IELTS of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.0 in speaking and listening.

Academic requirements:- undergraduate admission generally requires the successful completion of the equivalent of Year 12 High School studies; postgraduate admission requirements can vary from course to course.

Contact AA Education Network today and one of our counsellors will be able to give you more detailed information on language and academic requirements for your chosen course of study.

Enrolment dates

Summer session: commences December Autumn session: commences February
Spring session: commences July

It is advisable to make your application two to three months before the session in which you wish to begin. An AA Education Network counsellor can assist you with this.

Student activities

There are organised student clubs on-campus that provide cultural, religious and social activities for students.

Students also organise informal social activities among themselves and there are the opportunities provided by the proximity of the city for shopping, live entertainment and recreation.

The sandy beaches offer surfing, diving and fishing, the escarpment offers bushwalking and hang gliding and there are the small coastal towns that offer the prospect of interesting and pleasant day trips.

Courses entered through DEAP
All undergraduate degree programs requiring IELTS 6 and the following coursework masters programs:

  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Computing
  • Master of Information Systems
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Applied Science
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of International Politics
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Evironmental Planning
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Economic Geology
  • Master of Fine Art and Design
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Pharmaceutical Science
  • Master of Clinical Psychology

This program will provide excellent academic language and cultural preparation for tertiary study. It will go beyond the requirements of an IELTS test which does not cover many of the skills required for successful tertiary study, such as longer essays with academic referencing, academic research skills, use and presentation of statistics, critical reading and writing, and writing case studies and literature reviews.

Successful completion of this course means that students must complete a number of language tasks (essays, reports and oral presentations) successfully across the course, and have satisfactory attendance. We would encourage students to undertake the essays and reports in the area of their future study to increase their knowledge of its vocabulary and subject content.

Please note that all students must have the required IELTS or TOEFL scores and the documents to support this must be seen before a student is accepted.
University of Tasmania CRICOS Provider Code 00586B

Teaching and learning environment

The maximum class size is 16 but 12-14 is the normal range. English courses and topics are normally structured around situations where students in pairs or groups complete individual exercises and make oral presentations. Groups and class participation is encouraged at all times. Courses are tailored to suit the needs of individual students. Classroom teaching is where most of the teaching and learning occurs but this may also occur outside the classroom.


Students are normally handed a assignment timetable which is usually twice a week and when the student has completed the twelve units required for award of a certificate, he or she is promoted to the next level. Methods of assessment include oral presentations, individual exercises, assignments, small tests and interviews.


The English language centres in Launceston and Hobart have been recently renovated and both the centres are in close proximity to the main campus in each city. Both centres enjoy full computer access and there are also specialist English resource libraries for learning.

Sample Timetable

  • English & Vocational Studies'
  • Long term Intensive English
  • Package English
  • Short term Intensive English

Medicine Enrollment

Medicine enrolment offers for 2007

The University of Tasmania wishes to advise all prospective international applicants that Offers of Enrolment for next year's intake will only be issued after 21 September 2006 and not prior to this date.

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Postgraduate Research

New postgraduate research application forms

New forms are now available for those interested in applying for Masters or PhD research programs. They are now available on the UTAS Research web site in PDF or Word Format.
There is also a convenient link from the international student web site. The UTAS Research Office will only process these application forms so please ensure that the correct form is submitted at the time of application.

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Stunning Tasmania

Tasmania is Australia's southern island state. The Island offers lush rainforrest, wilrd rapids, rolling hills and sandy beaches. It has a fair temperate climate with cool winters and warm summers. And is renowned for its natural beauty.These sights are normally less than an hour's drive in any direction.


Hobart is Tasmania's capital and offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle. A wide selection of restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars, theatres and shopping centres as well as open air markets is available.

The two cosmopolitan cities offer you a wide selection of cafes and restaurants, pubs, bars, theatres and shopping centres and open air markets.

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