The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is the fourth oldest university in Australia, primarily located in the island state of Tasmania. It is a public research university and a member of the international Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL). UTAS is a 130-year-old sandstone university that started its operation with three lecturers teaching eleven students. Since then, its purpose has remained the same ¾ “Through academic excellence, we make our home, and the world, a better place.” UTAS is one of the state's largest employers and strives to create a nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative working environment.
- Courses Offered
- Eligibility & Documents Required
- Application & Tuition Fees
- Scholarships & Financial Aid
- Admission Process
- Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
- Part Time Work While Studying
- Campuses & Accommodation
- University Contact Information
What all courses are available to international students?
UTAS offers over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including double degrees, short courses, diplomas, and certificate programmes.
The university has several pathway programmes to help students gain the required skills and confidence to pursue a university education. Through this programme, UTAS offers a wide range of courses or short foundation programmes to help students make the transition. Pathway programmes are available at the Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston, and Rozelle campuses. Some of the pathway programmes include:
- University Preparation Programme
- Diploma of University Studies
- Murina Programme
- University Connections Programme
- English Language Programmes
- International Pathway College
To know more about courses offered by UTAS, check these brochures and guides.
Eligibility & Documents Required
What are the eligibility requirements?
UTAS has country-specific requirements for international students. Entry requirements vary as per course and programme. Indian aspirants must achieve the required entry grade, meet the minimum English language requirements and other subject-specific prerequisites for the chosen course to be eligible for an offer.
Foundation Courses Requirements
Students who do not meet the academic requirements for their chosen undergraduate major need to enrol in the UTAS Foundation Studies Programme. To be eligible for this, applicants should have at least a B grade in CBSE/CISCE English and 10+1 in either CBSE/CISCE or All India State Board (provision results are accepted). If students do not meet the minimum English proficiency requirements, they need to complete UTASAccess-English Level 5.
For admission in the first year of an undergraduate course, students need to apply with an All India Senior School Certificate with an average of 65 per cent (minimum) in the best of four core subjects (including English, but excluding Physical and Health Education, and General Studies). For most undergraduate courses, students need to meet a set entrance score based on the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). To convert Indian-based marks into an ATAR score, refer to the table below:
*Minimum for TIS is 75% or 10 above the required ATAR (whichever is higher)
Note: Some programmes may have higher or additional entry requirements other than those listed above. Advanced Placement (AP) credit transfer option is available for a few courses. Please refer to the course website for specific entry requirements as per the chosen course.
UTAS accepts pass certificates from the following Indian boards of education:
- All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC)
- Indian School Certificate (ISC)
- Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
- State boards: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal
Admission to most postgraduate courses at UTAS requires a qualification equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree from a recognised institution. Additionally, applicants need to meet subject-specific prerequisites along with the English language requirements.
PG Research Requirements
Applicants need to have qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree with a minimum Lower Second Class Honours and an IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0. The PhD degrees usually require the equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree with Upper Second Class Honours or higher and an IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0. The Dean of Graduate Research determines admission to Professional Doctorate. For more information on this, visit the Graduate Research site.
Minimum English Language Test Score Requirements
Know more about these exams:
What all documents are needed for application?
All the documents submitted during the application process must be original drafts or certified copies in English. If the documents are not in English, students must get them translated and certified by an authorised officer. Check the official website for more information.
For UG aspirants, the following documents are required:
- Academic transcripts
- English proficiency score report
- AP score report
- Letters of Recommendation (LORs)
- Statement of Purpose (SOP) or essay
- Financial documents
- Copy of passport
For PG students:
- Academic transcripts
- English proficiency score report
- Two to three LORs
- GTE form
- Financial documents
- Copy of passport
Application & Tuition Fees
Is there any application fees?
UTAS does not charge any application fee for both UG and PG programmes except the MBBS degree, for which it charges a non-refundable amount of AUD 110.
What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?
The image below is an estimation of the annual tuition fee for international students:
Note: Annual fees vary as per course or programme and do not include textbooks, health insurance or living expenses. Tuition fees and other costs are subject to increase each year. We encourage you to check the university website for the exact fee structure for the current academic year.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?
UTAS grants over 1,300 scholarships each year, out of which one-third are awarded to international students. The university grants course-specific and region-specific scholarships such as the Tasmanian International Scholarship for international students, which offers a 25 per cent reduction in tuition fees. International graduate research aspirants can check the Graduate Research Scholarships page for information on scholarships as per their chosen course. For more international scholarships, check this page
When do the admissions start?
Applications are accepted around the year for most courses (except the ones noted below). The university recommends that international students should apply at least three months in advance from the semester start date.
Note: Closing dates may differ each academic year. Check the respective course page to know about the current academic year deadline.
How to apply to UG and PG courses?
International students can apply directly to UTAS through the university's online application system – StudyLink.
Applying through the MQU Apply Online Portal
New users need to register first with personal details to start an international application. Link: student-utas.studylink.com/index.cfm?event=security.showLogin&msg=eventsecured&fr=sp&en=default&_ga=2.226613533.1633294548.1615190247-1869248457.1614764270
Step 1: After registering and setting your password, you should see the following page. Choose the course using keywords, select college, and award type (bachelors, masters, foundation course, etc.). Then, click on ‘Search Now’.
Step 2: Select the appropriate course and click on 'Apply Now'.
Step 3: Read the instructions carefully before filling the form. Ensure to complete all sections of the form before attaching all documents and submitting.
Note: UTAS reserves the right to interview or audition any applicant before selection or to conduct other special selection processes in some cases.
When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?
Application processing time varies depending on the number of applications received for that intake and a specific course. Students will receive an acknowledgement of their application once the assessment is completed. Generally, the university reverts with a decision in a month.
Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
What are the chances to get into this university?
To be considered for admission in UTAS, an applicant must:
- meet at least one of the UTAS’ General Entry Requirements (GER); and
- satisfy any course prerequisites and specific entry requirements.
UTAS assesses an applicant’s qualifications, including their supporting documentation, as part of the standard assessment process. It is also important to note that meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee an admission offer. If an applicant does meet the entry requirements or prerequisites for the course they have applied for, then the university may offer a place in an alternative course.
Some highly competitive courses have a limited number of places and are subject to a quota. Applications for these courses are assessed by ranking eligible applicants based on each applicant’s qualifications. This process compares each applicant's qualifications and determines the relative position of each applicant for entry to the course. The following courses are subject to a quota:
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
- Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine
- Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science)
- Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
- Bachelor of Nursing (H3N)
- Bachelor of Nursing (H3O)
- Bachelor of Paramedic Practice
- Master of Psychology (Clinical)
- Master of Professional Psychology
How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?
Each year UTAS’s student body count increases as it admits over 29,000 applicants from all over the world. Presently, the university claims to host 4,500 international students from 147 countries, including 300 Indian students across all its campuses. It has a vibrant Indian community on and off the campus that supports aspiring Indian students find their way about the university or the city. The community is famous for its range of social, cultural and religious societies, restaurants, grocery shops, and regular events that ease students' transition into their new life in Tasmania.
Part Time Work While Studying
Can I work while studying here?
International students can undertake part-time jobs on and off the campus as per the restrictions on their visas. However, the university advises not to rely on a part-time or casual job to fund the studies and living costs as sometimes it can be challenging to find employment. Also, students are unlikely to support themselves with a part-time job as the average wage ranges between AUD 20 and AUD 25 per hour.
Students who have opted for coursework programmes can work for a maximum of 40 hours in any consecutive two-week period when their course is in session. For example:
Note: This restriction is only for a fixed job and does not extend to any voluntary work.
Campuses & Accommodation
How many colleges and campuses does the university have?
UTAS has three major campuses based in Hobart (main), Launceston, and Burnie. It also has various facilities within the College of Health and Medicine at its Darlinghurst and Rozelle campuses in Sydney. The university comprises five academic schools and three specialist institutes, namely Australian Maritime College (AMC), Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies (IMAS), and Menzies Institute for Medical Research.
Is on-campus housing available?
UTAS offers university housing ranging from self-contained and shared apartments to communal living colleges in its Hobart, Launceston, and Burnie campuses. The university accommodation provides communal kitchens for self-catering, while units, apartments, and flats have shared kitchens.
Housing Rates – Hobart
Housing Rates – Launceston and Burnie
Note: Rent fluctuates yearly and may include other charges as well. Check the official website for the current year's room rent.
University Contact Information
Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?
Students can contact the university in case of any doubts:
Address: Churchill Ave, Hobart TAS 7005, Australia