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University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Tasmania, Australia
  • 391 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 379 QS World University Rankings 2015
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,109 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 15%
Institution type Public

About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The University of Tasmania (UTAS), founded in 1890, is Australia’s fourth oldest university and is located on the island state of Tasmania. It has more than 25,000 students and 23 institutes, research centres and centres of excellence across three campuses. The university is known for its distinctive teaching programs and strong research capabilities in the areas of science, engineering and technology, Antarctic studies, maritime studies, business, law, education, humanities and social sciences, creative arts and health sciences. Our graduates fill senior positions the world over.

There are currently 1200 graduate research students at UTAS earning the institution a five star ranking in the proportion of graduate research students enrolled.

UTAS is a medium sized university offering the benefits of smaller classes, personalised attention, and ready access to supervisors and administrative staff. In addition there is a wide range of services and facilities, both academic and recreational, available to all students.

Campus information

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) was established in 1890. UTAS is a medium sized university offering the benefits of smaller classes, personalised attention, and good access to supervisors and administrative staff. UTAS has over 26,000 students, including 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries.

As well as providing many sought-after programs such as computing, engineering, architecture, health sciences and law, UTAS is Australia’s national centre for maritime-related education, training and research through the Australian Maritime College (AMC). AMC is one of the seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU). State of the art facilities, a strong relationship with industry and hands-on training by professionals keep AMC graduates in demand around the world.

For students needing to develop their English or academic skills, UTAS also has dedicated English Language Centres offering university pathway and preparation courses.

UTAS is located in Tasmania, Australia’s island state. Tasmania is just one hour from Melbourne by air and one and a half from Sydney. UTAS has a campus in Hobart, the capital and Launceston. Both campuses are located just ten minutes from the city centre by bus and within walking distance of a shopping centre.


UTAS offers a wide range of affordable accommodation for students. On-campus apartments and dormitories offer single bedrooms and the option of cooking for yourself, or eating in the UTAS restaurant. More than 80% of international students either live on campus, or within walking distance.

The cost of living in both Hobart and Launceston is dependent on a student's lifestyle and budgeting skills. Many of our students advise that their cost of living ranges between A$12,000 and A$14,500 annually (covering accommodation, transport, food, electricity etc.).


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 2 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 3 Education and Teaching 1 Health and Medicine 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 3


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