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University of Tasmania

Established:  1890

Location: Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast and Sydney

Student population:  47,000

CRICOS:  00586B

TEQSA:  PRV12110

Tasmania is Australia’s only island state; the country’s southernmost state and the gateway to Antarctica. Our island is famous for its pure air, clear skies and stunning natural beauty. Tasmania is the perfect mix of land meets sea, with 45% of the island National Park or World Heritage listed. Here, rugged mountain ranges and ancient forests spill onto pristine beaches.

Not only do we have some of the world’s cleanest air and water, we also have more artists and marine scientists per capita than any other state. Tasmania has summer rock concerts, the biggest winter festival in Australia, and a unique art and café scene.

As the only university in Tasmania, we have a strong set of course offerings. Studying with us, you’ll learn alongside unique people and places. Studying with us will give you an inspirational, diverse study experience that will enrich you academically, socially, culturally, and environmentally.

Tasmania is filled with creativity, industry, nature, and adventure. It’s a great place to follow your passions and start doing what you love. Because we’re the only university in the state, you get close access to the people and industries that are shaping our island. We’ve gained international recognition for our teaching and research excellence. No matter what you want to study, you’ll learn alongside the very best as you hone your skills for a successful career. Plus, our committed staff will give you the close attention and support you need to succeed.

Everything you need to know

Our whole island is your campus


When you’re in one of the world’s most amazing places, you need to get outside, explore and live while you learn. Whatever you’re passionate about, we’ll give you a hands-on education and an unforgettable adventure. In the natural and social sciences, our island will be your living laboratory. In health, you’ll travel the state and apply your learning to real-life scenarios. In engineering and design, you’ll access cutting-edge facilities and technology. Our courses also put you alongside key decision makers in government, industry, and the community.

You’ll help yourself and future generations to create a better tomorrow. You’ll also find yourself at the heart of a creative revolution. Working on real briefs and projects, you’ll connect and collaborate with the acclaimed artists, performers, and creatives that are drawn here.

Leading the way for a sustainable future


As a university, we’ve become certified carbon neutral, divested from fossil fuels and joined the Race To Zero – the world’s largest alliance committed to achieving net zero by 2050. But our understanding of sustainability goes beyond the environment alone. We have adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals and are committed to improving socio-cultural and economic outcomes in Tasmania and beyond. The University has been ranked first in the world on climate action by the 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, making us the tertiary sector’s official leader in taking climate action.

We see sustainability as an opportunity across everything we do and are passionate about the role you can play as a student. Our Sustainability Integration Program for Students (SIPS) lets you apply your learning to real sustainability challenges. You can get paid for your contribution, or gain course credit. It’s just one way you can get involved, no matter what you study. Learn more at


A diverse range of courses


We believe that university is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that changes the way that you see the world. Whether you want to kick-start your career, pick up a new skill, or tackle a lifelong passion, we have a range of exciting, diverse courses which allow you to embark on a journey as unique as you are. You can explore all our courses and guides at Areas of study available include:

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture and built environments
  • Business
  • Dementia care
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Exercise and sport science
  • Fine arts
  • Global logistics and maritime management
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Information and communication technology
  • Justice studies
  • Laboratory medicine
  • Law
  • Marine and Antarctic science
  • Maritime engineering
  • Media and communication
  • Medical research
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Natural environment and wilderness
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition science
  • Ocean seafaring
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social work
  • Surveying and spatial sciences

Generous scholarships


Our range of scholarships provide international students with financial and academic support across all areas of study. We reward talent and hard work, while also recognising individual needs and diversity. When you apply to study with us, we’ll find the right scheme for you. Learn more at


A great student lifestyle


Tasmania offers an authentic Australian experience and a relaxed lifestyle. Each campus puts you in the heart of our cities and among a creative, diverse and welcoming community. You’ll immerse yourself in a truly unique location. Here, you can experience world renowned cultural festivals as well as pristine World Heritage Wilderness – all in the same day! Studying with us, you’ll also become part of a friendly and inspiring community. This will give you valuable opportunities to develop lasting friendships and employment networks. Find out more at

Get the support you need


Whether you need academic help, career guidance, social networking opportunities or just someone to talk to, we’re here to help. Our students have access to a wide range of support and wellbeing services. See

Our campuses


Tasmania is a very special place. No matter where you choose to study, you’ll be immersed in a vibrant campus lifestyle, filled with hands-on learning and adventure. We have campuses in the distinct regions of Tasmania: Hobart in the south, Launceston in the north, and Cradle Coast in the north west. We also have a specialised nursing campus in Sydney. Our campuses draw from each region’s strengths, so your learning is informed by the place you live. We’re also building exciting new campuses and spaces to connect you with industry and community. See more at

Hobart Campus

Hobart is a perfect slice of urban on the edge of pristine wilderness. Study in the heart of the city, on the harbour, or by the beach. Our beachside Sandy Bay campus is five minutes’ drive south of the city centre. On Hobart’s waterfront, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies combines Tasmania’s strengths in marine and Antarctic studies in one precinct. This building provides unique facilities for around 300 students and staff. Our Hobart campuses also include the new Hedberg Building. This cutting-edge facility provides a learning space for music and creative arts students that is unlike anywhere else in the country.
On Hunter Street, you’ll find our School of Creative Arts and Media.This is a precinct where working artists, students, and teachers all collaborate to create meaningful work. In the coming years, we’re planning an exciting move to Hobart City. This will be a vibrant, contemporary learning space that blends university and city living.

Launceston Campus

Tasmania’s second largest city, Launceston offers creative, sporting, and outdoor experiences at your fingertips. Our A$300 million Northern Transformation is bringing exciting changes, with the main campus moving to new purpose-built facilities due to open at Inveresk by 2024. If you want to study architecture, the arts, or theatre, it’s a great place to realise your creativity. We are located alongside the local museum and art gallery. And if you’re interested in sport, health, or sciences, you’ll join a like-minded community and have real-world learning opportunities. The new campus has nursing simulation labs, as well as allied health clinics in a shared precinct that includes the city’s biggest sports stadium. Home to the Australian Maritime College, our Newnham campus continues to offer world leading maritime simulation and teaching facilities.

Our accommodation


Join a vibrant student community by living near or on-campus. From self-contained apartments to communal living colleges, we have options for all needs and budgets. Most are in easy walking distance of our campuses and all provide study support, social opportunities, and sports activities. See more at