University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania is classed within the top two per cent of Universities worldwide and has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching. In 2015 alone, six University of Tasmania academics were given citations in the prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching – the highest number for any Australian university. 

Top reasons to study here

  • As a medium-sized university, we provide smaller classes, personalised attention and ready access to lecturers and tutors for advice and support.
  • The QS World University Rankings By Subject placed our University amongst the world’s top universities in a range of disciplines.
  • Our University offers a range of generous scholarships schemes for international students.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Journalism & Media (1)



Since 1890 we have been nurturing students to find theirs through the pursuit of knowledge. We are a truly global institution regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. We collaborate widely, while helping individuals to flourish. Here, you won’t be lost in the crowd. 


World-class research

Our University was ranked in the top 2 per cent of universities, worldwide (Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU), 2018). Our portfolio of research excellence across a broad range of subjects has been highlighted by the Australian Government.( Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 2015).  In their assessment, we received a rating of ‘at or above world standard’ in 60 out of 62 fields of research, with 21 fields being well above world standard. Further, in a recent assessment of our engagement and impact with research end-users the University received a rating of medium or high in over 95% of the fields of research assessed.

We take pride in our distinct Tasmanian specialisations, which link our collective research endeavour to addressing local concerns. Our research reflects our unique capabilities and the state's natural advantages and draws together individual and multi-disciplinary expertise to work on challenges of global relevance across on five major research themes:

  • Environment, Resources and Sustainability
  • Creativity, Culture and Society
  • Better Health
  • Marine, Antarctic and Maritime
  • Data, Knowledge and Decisions


The Career Mentor Program matches University of Tasmania students with alumni on the basis of shared interests, degree background or industry

It’s a valuable way to gain useful career advice, through building an informal and supportive relationship with an experienced UTAS graduate.

The Career Mentor Program is for students from any discipline who have completed at least 12 months of study at UTAS or the AMC. Applications from distance students are especially welcome!

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
291 -4
287 26
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
301 50
351 -50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
319 1
320 -4
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


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, study issues, 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.

Housing services

The University has a wide range of accommodation options available for students at the Hobart and Launceston campuses. Select an option to visit their website.

As the state's largest housing provider, you definitely won't be disappointed with the choices available to you.

Choose between several styles of accommodation and support options on the Hobart and Launceston Campuses.

Each residence is unique, offering a range of social, cultural and sporting opportunities in an environment conducive to study and academic achievement.

Significant emphasis is placed on fostering safe, healthy, supportive and resilient residential academic communities. 

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. Our campuses make the most of Tasmania's geographical advantages including rivers, mountains and beaches and are close to business hubs and public facilities. In 2006 the University expanded, establishing two campuses in Sydney – Darlinghurst and Rozelle.

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

Established in 1899, the TUU represented only southern students for much of its history, but in 2008 it amalgamated the Student Association in the north of the state, now encompassing the entire university. The TUU provides a wide range of services to students. These services currently include:

  • Providing student representation, protecting student rights, and participating in university governance.
  • Offering independent student advocates.
  • Hosting events and concerts.
  • Facilitating the operation of TUU-affiliated student clubs and societies.
  • Publishing student-produced media, such as the TUU student magazine, Togatus.


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

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars


If I have questions why no teachers answer? You want to be the best but all employees give 10%
Jack McLovin rated 3 out of 5 stars

I really liked that the course was new in a growing field. The teaching method could be improved to have more practice material for engineering design examples as well as more of the material online and in advance.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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