• The Centenary Building at the Sandy Bay campus. Photo credit: University of TasmaniaThe Centenary Building at the Sandy Bay campus. Photo credit: University of Tasmania
  • Business students at the University.Business students at the University.
  • A spectacular sunset from the top of Mt. Wellington. Photo credit: University of TasmaniaA spectacular sunset from the top of Mt. Wellington. Photo credit: University of Tasmania
  • View of the Hobart harbour.View of the Hobart harbour.
  • Students relax and enjoy a drink.Students relax and enjoy a drink.
  • Cataract Gorge near the Launceston campus. Photo credit: University of TasmaniaCataract Gorge near the Launceston campus. Photo credit: University of Tasmania
  • Salamanca Market is the place to be every Saturday in Hobart.Salamanca Market is the place to be every Saturday in Hobart.

Tasmania is unique. From our vibrant cities to the stillness of our World Heritage-listed wilderness, our incredible island is a place of contrasts – and we embrace its character in everything we do.

We offer great courses in an extraordinary location. Our teaching is supported by world-leading research, so you know that you’re getting direct access to the best expertise. We’re the only university in the state, which means you will get unparalleled access to industry connections through our strong partnerships in the community.

Our courses give you the opportunity to explore nature, access adventure and delve into culture while you study, through field work and hands-on learning experiences that take you across our incredible island.

No matter which campus you study at, you will be close to stunning wilderness and part of a vibrant and supportive community.

Study with the University of Tasmania and you will find yourself being inspired, informed and supported by experts who were once where you are now – ready to discover the future. Are you ready to start your adventure with us?

Studies at the University of Tasmania

The University offers over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate courses which are informed by the latest research and taught by world-renowned academics.

Areas of study available at the University of Tasmania include:

  • Agriculture and environment
  • Architecture
  • Marine and Antarctic science
  • Zoology
  • Maritime engineering
  • Arts and humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Education
  • Social work
  • Engineering
  • Information technologies
  • Health sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Science
  • Visual arts

Why study at the University of Tasmania?

  • Generous scholarships for international students
  • The University is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked 4 in the world for marine and freshwater biology~
  • Ranked 7 in the world for fisheries~
  • Ranked 10 in the world for oceanography^ 
  • Ranked 44 in the world for agricultural science^
  • Strong industry connections provide access to practical experiences and networking
  • Global research partners and collaborators
  • Ranked 3 in the world for climate action*
  • Australia’s fourth oldest university

*THE World University Rankings 2020

^Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019

~Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2017

Study in a place unlike any other

Our campuses each build on their region’s strengths, so your education will be grounded in real-life learning informed by the places you live and learn in. We’re also continuing to invest and build on our existing presence to create more spaces that students, staff and the community will love. 

Life as a University of Tasmania student in Tasmania’s capital city Hobart means you have access to a huge range of courses on campus and lots of amazing experiences off campus.

The University of Tasmania’s main campus in Hobart is located in the suburb of Sandy Bay. It has panoramic river and city views and is close to shops and transport.

It is a quick walk from our city-based satellite campuses including the Hedberg, the School of Creative Arts and Media, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), the Medical Science Precinct, the Media School and the Domain.

The University also has off-campus facilities including the University Farm near Richmond, observatories and the Grote Reber Physics Museum in Cambridge, and an optical telescope located at Bisdee Tier, approximately 50 kilometres north of Hobart.

You will have a fun and vibrant lifestyle enjoying the arts, festivals, sports, shopping, restaurants and cafes Hobart offers. You will have great access to amazing natural environments like kunanyi/Mount Wellington and Mount Field National Park that you can explore.

In the north of the state, the University of Tasmania’s main Launceston campus is located in the suburb of Newnham, a short drive or bike ride from Launceston’s city centre. 

If you are passionate about technology, maritime studies or nursing, Newnham is an excellent place to explore your interests. Our Newnham campus overlooks the beautiful Tamar River, and is home to the Australian Maritime College (AMC), Australia’s national centre for maritime education and training, and Nursing Simulation Labs.

If you want to study the arts, theatre, or architecture, our Inveresk campus is an engaging place to realise your creative vision. Studying at Inveresk places you in a vibrant creative precinct that overlooks the North Esk River, adjacent to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery near Launceston’s inner city. Creatives of all kind converge here, where the city’s historic tram yard site meets contemporary art, theatre and design.

Academic excellence

The University of Tasmania was founded in 1890 and is one of Australia’s Sandstone Universities (Australia’s fourth oldest university). It offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in a range of disciplines, and has links with 20 specialist research institutes, cooperative research centres and faculty-based research centres; many of which are regarded as nationally and internationally competitive leaders. The University’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) has contributed strongly to the University’s multiple scores of 5 rating (well above world standard) for excellence in research awarded by the Australian Research Council. The University also delivers Bachelors, Masters and PhDs at the Australian Maritime College, the national centre for maritime education, training and research.

The University is regarded for its commitment to excellence in learning and teaching. It was ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia and in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities. UTas is also among Australia’s top universities for social equity and student-to-teacher ratio, according to the 2019 Good Universities Guide.

Scholarships for international students

Students from Europe may be eligible for undergraduate, masters and doctoral scholarships offered by the University of Tasmania. For more details follow the link on our Scholarships and Funding page.


The University of Tasmania provides on and off-campus catered and non-catered accommodation for its students in Launceston and Hobart through Accommodation Services. Whether you’re studying in Hobart or Launceston, there are a variety of housing 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. Weekly costs range from A$190 to A$428 for university-run accommodation.

Field trip units

Take your learning outdoors! Here are just a few of our field trip units:

Earth, Climate and Life Code at Mt Wellington (Hobart), Mt Barrow (Launceston). You will learn about Tasmanian flora, fauna, and landscapes.

Geographies of Island Places on Bruny Island. A three-day field trip to Bruny Island provides crucial training in field techniques in human geography.

Landscape Evolution and Geoheritage Conservation in Launceston. The three-day field excursion will be located in the north of Tasmania, and campsite accommodation will be provided on private land.

Animal Production Systems Excursion to a commercial sheep, beef, dairy, or mixed farm to allow students to interact with livestock farmers in Tasmania.

Field Botany in Mt Field and Southwest National Parks. The first five days of the unit are based in spectacular National Parks. You will experience the major natural vegetation communities in Tasmania and the key processes shaping them.

Wilderness and Natural Environment in Launceston. Through field trips, students will explore methods of articulating the concept of wilderness build narratives of sites that respond to histories, encounters, and traces.

Plants of Tasmania at Mt Wellington (Hobart). A comprehensive introduction to the diversity of plants in Tasmania.

Marine Ecology on Maria Island. Field trip to complete a high level research project.

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