Tasmania made Lonely Planet’s top ten 'must visit' list for 2015 with the guide noting that the state has a fresh, hip and inclusive attitude sparked by the brilliant revival of its cool waterfront capital, Hobart. Tasmania’s cosmopolitan lifestyle and a burgeoning arts culture, boosted by the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), makes it a must-go destination for tourists.
And it’s not just the festival and party scene that attracts people. Tasmanians breathe some of the world’s cleanest air and drink its purest water. Unpolluted coastal seas and rich, fertile soils enable them to produce the finest foods, wines and beers. Snorkelling, sailing, kayaking, diving, rock climbing, bushwalking, mountain bike riding, surfing – all are within a stone’s throw of the University's campuses and are easily accessible and affordable through the various Tasmanian University Union (TUU) clubs and societies.
The University of Tasmania is ranked in the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide* and is one of the top 10 research universities in Australia.**
The University offers a truly internationalised curricula and broad access to a diverse range of degrees, study abroad and learning experiences to shape future global leaders. It excels in teaching, with lecturers having real-world experience in the subjects they teach and strong links to business and industry.
*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014
**Australian Government’s 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) awards
What can I study?
Over the past three years the University has received more teaching awards than any other Australian university (Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching). The University offers over 100 undergraduate and more than 150 postgraduate programmes, from graduate certificates through to masters and research degrees. Subject areas cross six faculties and three specialist institutes:
- Arts: Humanities, social sciences and the Tasmanian College of the Arts
- Business: Management; finance and economics; accounting and corporate governance
- Education: Early childhood; primary; secondary; applied learning; and physical activity
- Health Science: Medicine; human life sciences; pharmacy; nursing and midwifery; psychology
- Law: Combined degrees with arts, business, science, economics and information communications technology
- Science, Engineering and Technology: Agricultural science; earth sciences (geology); maths and physics; architecture and design; chemistry; computing and information systems; engineering; geography and environmental studies; plant science and zoology
- Australian Maritime College: Ports & Shipping, Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics, Naval Architecture, Maritime Technology Manager, and Logistics Management.
- Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies: Marine and Antarctic sciences, marine and fisheries conservation and sustainability
- Menzies Institute for Medical Research
The University offers one of the most generous scholarship schemes in Australia. The TIS (Tasmanian International Scholarships) provide new international students with a 25% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of their course. A number of scholarships funded by the Australian Government are also available to international students.
The University of Tasmania was cited as one of Australia’s top ten research universities in the Australian Government’s most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report. The ERA’s highest possible ranking, reserved for outstanding research, was awarded in nine specific discipline areas at the University: Clinical sciences; analytical chemistry; geology; oceanography; ecology; evolutionary biology; plant biology; forestry sciences; agriculture; and land and farm managements.
This disciplinary excellence is representative of the outstanding research culture across all of the University’s faculties, schools and institutes and of the University’s significant interdisciplinary capability. The University provides international leadership in four key thematic areas: Creativity and Society; Health and Wellbeing; Environment and Sustainability; Marine, Maritime and Antarctic.
Each of the four addresses and contributes to resolving global challenges, exploits the unique character of Tasmania, has both intellectual and social impact and contributes to public policy debates nationally and internationally.
Within each the University has world-class Institutes and Centres:
- Australian Maritime College Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) Menzies Institute for Medical Research
- Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)
- Centre for the Environment
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES)
- Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS)
- Sense-T Centre
- Academy of Creative Industries and Performing Arts
- HITLab – the Human Interface Technology Laboratory Australia
New facilities and development
The University is investing heavily in the future of its students, Tasmania, and its communities. The A$45 million purpose built teaching and research facility for the University's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies’ (IMAS) on Hobart's waterfront has been awarded a 5-star green rating as has the Medical Science Precinct in Hobart’s CBD, a state-of-the-art A$148 million facility.
A$120 million is being invested in new student accommodation across Tasmania and another A$75 million in the development of a home for the Academy of Creative Industries and Performing Arts (ACIPA) next to the historic Theatre Royal in Hobart. This will give students access to state-of- the-art acoustic, visualisation and computing technologies as well as flexible laboratories, rehearsal and performance spaces, a Creative Technology studio, recital hall and black-box theatre space. It will link to the north and north-west of the state, and to the world, via the NBN.
We offer a range of accommodation options, both on and off-campus in Hobart and Launceston. All student accommodation is within walking distance of the University and just a short bus ride from the city centre.