About Tasmania

Tasmania is the perfect study destination with safe cities, welcoming communities and world-class education. 

A map showing the major cities and town centres in Tasmania and the state's location in Australia.

Map of study locations in Tasmania.


A snapshot of Tasmania

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Student focussed

Hosts more than 10,200 international students.

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Stunning nature

Tasmania is renowned for eco-tourism, hospitality and gourmet produce.

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Leading Antarctic science

Home to organisations leading the global research effort in the ice-covered southern continent.

Diverse study options  

Tasmania is home to the University of Tasmania as well as numerous vocational providers. These respected institutions deliver high-quality courses across Tasmania.

While Tasmania’s education sector has a long history of excellence across all levels of study, it is a clear leader in the following areas: 

  • Antarctic science 
  • Marine and maritime fields 
  • Medical science 
  • Agricultural sciences. 

Key industries  

Tasmania is currently experiencing a boom. It has Australia’s fastest growing economy, population, tourism, international education and construction industry.

The Australian Antarctic Division, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and the Bureau of Meteorology’s (BoM) Antarctic office are all found in Hobart and greater Hobart.

Students studying in Antarctic, marine and maritime fields are offered an exceptional range of opportunities including on-the-job training, pathway programs, scholarship opportunities, employment and other post-graduate options.

Tasmanian graduates gain graduate salaries and employment outcomes well above the Australian average. It’s really no surprise that studying in Tasmania will open a world of opportunity. 

Located at the northern end of the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain is surrounded by smooth glacial lakes, ancient rainforest, and unusual alpine vegetation.

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. Image courtesy of Tourism Tasmania.

Pristine nature

The beaches in Tasmania are pristine, with clear blue ocean and white sand. On the east coast, Maria Island is a natural wildlife sanctuary where you can experience Tasmania’s native wildlife, beautiful beaches and cliff formations.

There’s also plenty of lakeside walks and majestic alpine landscapes to experience. Cradle Mountain (pictured above) is both a scenic attraction and a physical challenge if you choose to tackle the 13 km walk to the summit. 

It can get quite cold and in the winter months and you might even get the chance to see snow!

About Hobart

Hobart is small enough to have a strong community vibe but large enough to have the convenience of a city at your fingertips.

It’s the perfect place to enjoy great coffee, world-renowned art galleries, produce markets and delicious food – all beside a picturesque harbour. 

Set amongst the historic Georgian sandstone buildings of Salamanca Place, this famous market attracts thousands of locals and visitors every Saturday of the year. A range of nearly 300 stallholders includes hand-made Tasmanian pieces from woodwork to jewellery, fashion to fanciful glassware and ceramics, not to mention fresh fruit and organic vegetables, all accompanied by buskers and music.

The Salamanca Market, Hobart


A snapshot of Hobart

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Major education providers

The University of Tasmania and TasTAFE.

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Population

Over 250,000

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A focus on sustainability

UTAS ranks fifth globally for its impact against the UN SDGs in the THE Impact Rankings.

There are boats in the Port of Hobart that’ll be sure to catch your eye. They are big high-powered catamarans painted in camouflage that can take you along the River Derwent.

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is an internationally renowned museum has put Hobart on the world map as a premiere arts and cultural destination.

The University of Tasmania School of Creative Arts boasts strong connections with MONA and students often display their works during the museum’s Dark Mofo festival which attracts visitors from around the country.

International students enjoying the Dark Mofo festival in Hobart, Tasmania.

The Dark Mofo festival in Hobart


Tasmania information and support

Study Tasmania runs many programs and events to enhance student experience in Tasmania, including employability support programs, industry webinars, hospitality training courses, wellbeing webinars and networking events. You can also find student help and support, and more information about living and studying in Tasmania.

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