University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

Changing the world is not simple. It takes thought, time, persistence, and insight. But most of all, it takes something extraordinary. So at the University of Tasmania, we’ve made the pursuit of the extraordinary a never-ending commitment. 

Top reasons to study here

  • At the University of Tasmania we've a long tradition of excellence and a commitment to free enquiry in the pursuit of knowledge.
  • We aim to provide ongoing leadership within the Tasmanian community, and to contribute to the cultural, economic and social development of our island home.
  • Wherever you’re from–and wherever you’re headed–at the University of Tasmania you have the opportunity to use education to become whoever or whatever you want.

Bachelor's programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Law (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Founded in 1890, the University of Tasmania has a rich and proud history which was celebrated in 2015, as part of our 125th anniversary. We're the fourth oldest university in Australia and this vintage earns us the prestigious title of a sandstone university; one of the nation's oldest tertiary institutions. 


  • Internationally recognised teaching programs and research institutes like the Australian Maritime College (AMC), Menzies Institute and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies have built our reputation. With their vision and success, we’re standing out as an educational beacon and a global voice of learning.
  • Get an education filled with experience and adventure. We’ll give you access to real industry opportunities and help you hone your practical skills outside the classroom. 


  • World-class research infrastructure comprising specialist equipment and a unique physical environment in and around our island state underpins the University of Tasmania's excellence in research.
  • Our state-of-the-art tools and facilities allow our researchers to conduct internationally competitive research that addresses fundamental questions and delivers world-changing innovation. Our research infrastructure is funded through a range of invaluable sources, and as a commitment to building partnerships and returning this investment to our community, we make many of our facilities available for use by external organisations. 


  • Making informed decisions about your career is an important step in the transition from university to work or further study.
  • The University of Tasmania can assist you with your career decisions, help you find work while studying and support you to build your career. 

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

  • The role of a Student Adviser is to ensure you have a smooth transition to university life and find the support you need.
  • If you're facing an issue with time management, academic adjustment, navigating systems or processes, stress, financial problems, housing problems, relocation issues, physical or mental health or relationship issues you can get in touch with your Student Adviser to discuss this.
  • Student Advisers can help you identify the main issues and find solutions, and get you to specialised support if needed.  

Housing services

  • The University provides on-campus and off-campus student accommodation in Hobart and Launceston through Accommodation Services.
  • Whether you’re studying in Hobart or Launceston, there are a variety of on-campus and off-campus accommodation options to choose from. Most consist of single rooms with shared facilities, as well as six-bedroom apartments and a limited number of one and two-bedroom flats. 

Library services

UTAS Library plays a pivotal role in supporting the learning, teaching and research of the University. The Library has a physical presence in seven locations across four campuses and delivers a wide range of online resources and services both on and off-campus.

Medical services

The University is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its students when undertaking study, research or other work at a University campus or facility or undertaking approved field work activities. 

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Tasmania has campuses within the three main regions of Tasmania: Hobart in the south, Launceston in the north and Burnie in the north-west – ensuring full representation throughout the state. We also have two campuses in Sydney. 

Sports facilities

  • Unigym is a multi-purpose fitness centre located on the University of Tasmania Sandy Bay, Newnham and Cradle Coast campuses.
  • The centres provide health and fitness services including fully-equipped weights and cardio areas as well as a range of group fitness classes. There are also squash courts, tennis courts, sports halls and sports grounds available to hire. 

Student clubs

The Tasmania University Union (TUU) was established in 1899 to stand up for our rights as students.

As a student of the University of Tasmania you are automatically a member, and are entitled to all TUU benefits and services.

As a member of the TUU, you have access to:

  • Lobbying and representation on issues important to you as a student
  • Independent support and advocacy 
  • Financial support and counselling
  • Social connection through our Clubs and Societies, and Student led events
  • Safe spaces and great facilities like the Women’s Space, Queer Space, and Parenting Rooms
  • Information to answer questions you have about studying, or your life on or off campus.


The University of Tasmania is accredited with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses to Overseas Students (CRICOS). 

Student Reviews

Campus life
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

A little tough and providing excellent knowledge

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The lecturers are experts in their field.

Nice but low standards!
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Overall it was a fine experience. After being accepted to the University, it was a complicated and difficult process to find the correct websites, work modules, etc, due to lack of information provided by UTAS. I also found the information taught was sometimes false, forcing me to research the subjects further on my free days. The study environment was not diverse, the...

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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