University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

Top reasons to study here

  • Every one of our students becomes part of a welcoming, collaborative community. And our whole island becomes their campus.
  • We aim to provide ongoing leadership within the Tasmanian community, and to contribute to the cultural, economic and social development of our island home.
  • The University of Tasmania is committed to operating and focusing on sustainable outcomes for ourselves, our surrounding communities and the world.

Distance Learning Courses

Medicine & Health (9)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (7)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (5)
Education & Training (4)
Law (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

Our story began 130 years ago, in a sandstone building overlooking Hobart. Since those early days, with three lecturers teaching eleven students, our purpose has remained the same. Through academic excellence, we make our home, and the world, a better place.

Education

As a university, we’re dedicated to providing every student with a hands-on education and an unforgettable adventure. From our vibrant cities to the stillness of our World Heritage-listed wilderness, our island is a place of contrasts – and we embrace its character in everything we do.

Our courses offer 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.

Research

  • As an island with unique advantages and challenges, we’re not afraid to do things differently. It’s our mission to help Tasmania understand its history, identity, environment, and future. Our research mission meets the needs of Tasmania and contributes globally in areas of distinctive advantage.
  • Our research brings together the brightest minds to address the issues of today and tomorrow. We’re ranked in the top 10 Australian universities based on research income, and we are a recognised leader in industry-driven collaborative research.
  • To make lutruwita/Tasmania more prosperous, equitable and sustainable, we pursue meaningful partnerships with people and organisations who have a shared purpose.

Career

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

Career Connect is available to all current students and is your one-stop-shop for all things related to career planning, industry experiences, volunteering, leadership development and even finding jobs while studying.

In Career Connect you can:
  • Browse part-time, casual and graduate jobs
  • Build your resume
  • Explore our range of student jobs - work and study at uni!
  • Mock Interviews
  • Personal feedback on your resume and job application
  • Career Events and Workshops
  • Volunteering

Services

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

We understand that finding the right accommodation is really important when you're moving to a new country to study. There is a wide range of accommodation options on and off campus, including university and private sector accommodation. 

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

No matter where you choose to study with us, you’ll be immersed in a vibrant campus lifestyle, filled with hands-on learning experiences.

We have campuses in the three distinct regions of Tasmania: Hobart in the South, Launceston in the North and Burnie in the North West. We also have a campus 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. 

Accreditation

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

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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