Why Choose UTAS?
Study outstanding courses in one of the world’s most extraordinary locations
Tasmania is unique and so are Tasmanians. We believe in our island. We embrace the unusual. And we love imagination.
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, and our teaching is supported by world-leading research, so you know you’re getting direct access to the best expertise.
Career Development and Employment
Making informed decisions about your career is an important step in the transition from university to work or further study.
LEAP, the University of Tasmania’s employer support service. We offer a range of services to help you access the great talent that we have here at the University of Tasmania.
The LEAP team are focused on developing tailored, mutually beneficial partnerships with employers to ensure work-ready graduates will help to sustain the future competitiveness of the state.
In addition, being the “Regional Australia”, students will be eligible for up to 3 years of Post Study Work Visa after studying 2 years in Tasmania.
The maritime industry offers the opportunity to get involved with the world’s largest industries, and create and manage the world’s largest and most complex machines and structures. You could positively impact the world by working on the future of ocean and offshore-based renewable energy, or create and refine the efficiency of global trade to deliver sustainability benefits.
The Australian Maritime College’s (AMC) maritime engineering research has been recognised as well above world standard, achieving the highest possible ranking in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 report. AMC is the strategic educational provider for Australia’s $90bn Naval Shipbuilding Plan, which requires thousands of maritime specialists across engineering, management, seafaring, and maritime operations. You could be creating the next generation of naval ships, or helping guide the logistics required to support their construction and maintenance. No matter your passion, there is a maritime career option for you.
The University of Tasmania has been teaching law since 1893 and has built an enviable reputation for academic achievement and excellence in legal teaching. It is one of the approved universities in the Singapore of Legal Education.
Law is more than a study of rules and principles. During your degree you’ll develop high-level intellectual qualities, which includes the ability to think independently and critically, to research thoroughly, to reason logically and systematically and to communicate ideas clearly.
This ability to critically assess and evaluate information, theories and doctrines is ideal preparation for a variety of interesting and challenging careers.
The Bachelor of Laws course is the basic academic preparation for anyone wanting to enter the legal profession and other careers involving legal work. You’ll develop an understanding of the role of law in society and appreciate how the law operates in many commercial, industrial and societal contexts.
While you may have fewer contact hours than a degree like Medicine, to be successful, you should commit to active learning. The more you put into your study, the more you get out of your university experience.
A law degree is one of the most versatile university qualifications available. Many of our graduates have also gone on to successful careers outside law. This includes fields such as; policy writing, speech writing, media or communications, editing, public relations, politics and advocacy.
By taking law as a double degree, graduates can widen their career opportunities even further, in different sectors, industries or areas of specialist interest.
University of Tasmania’s Architecture and Design courses encourage creative investigation and research, and provide you with many opportunities to go beyond the classroom to create objects, spaces and places. You will work closely with academic mentors and will gain essential practical experience. With rapid changes in technology around the world, there is a demand for innovative, highly educated, ethically driven, sustainability-conscious and technically competent designers.
Your learning experiences and assessment tasks will push your creativity and innovative thinking and will be practical and applied. You will develop the work-ready skills demanded by employers, including evidence-based problem solving, critical thinking, decision-making, effective communication and time management.
You will develop innovative approaches, critical thinking, and the creative skills to respond to the challenging issues facing society and will learn to push the boundaries of architectural and design practice.
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Scholarships for International Students
UTAS offers a range of generous scholarships schemes for international students. Tuition fees for international students are affordable and Tasmanian cities have a lower cost of living than most other cities in Australia which allows for a more enjoyable student lifestyle.
Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS)
The Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS) provides commencing international students with a 25% reduction in registered tuition fees for the duration of their course (provided satisfactory grades are maintained).
Applicants are automatically assessed for the Tasmanian International Scholarship at the time of submitting their International Student Application. Selection for this scholarship will be based on academic merit achieved in studies at secondary, diploma and degree level courses, and qualifications and grading scales can vary significantly from country to country. Applications are assessed for all semester intakes and selection for this scholarship will be based on an applicant’s highest level qualification prior to commencing their intended study program (minimum one year duration).
Generally, applicants will require the equivalent of an overall B+ average or higher, depending upon the course and scholarship eligibility requirements (with the exception of the Foundation Studies Program and Health courses as shown below). As qualifications and grading scales can vary significantly from country to country, your eligibility will be assessed by an Admissions Officer.
ASEAN Science and Technology Undergraduate Merit Scholarship (50%)
The ASEAN Science and Technology Undergraduate Merit Scholarship is offered by the College of Sciences and Engineering to encourage high performing international students from ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) to study science and technology-based courses at the University of Tasmania, commencing study in Semester 1 or 2, 2020.
Each scholarship covers 50% of registered tuition fees (includes Students Services and Amenities Fees) for the duration of the course.
Note: applicants who are not eligible for an ASEAN Science and Technology Undergraduate Merit Scholarship will be automatically assessed for a Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS), which offers a 25% reduction of tuition fees. Applicants not eligible for TIS will automatically receive an ASEAN Careers in Science and Technology Award, which is valued at a 10% reduction of tuition fees for the duration of your course.