Tasmania (Hobart)

Australia’s island state offers a unique international student experience where you can access world class outdoor research opportunities while breathing the world’s cleanest air. The capital city Hobart is the burgeoning cultural capital of Australia and its residents enjoy a green and sustainable lifestyle beneath the snow-capped Mount Wellington.

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Tasmania in brief
  • More than 12,500 international students (as at June 2021)
  • 540,000 thousand population
  • University of Tasmania (UTAS) founded in 1890
  • Food, Arts and Cultural hub
  • 2 government higher education providers
  • Antarctic, marine and maritime sciences focus
  • Renowned for eco-tourism, hospitality and gourmet produce
  • World heritage pristine wilderness

International students from more than 100 countries

Tasmania benefits from having just one university, the University of Tasmania (UTAS), and one vocational provider, TasTAFE. Together, these two well-respected institutions deliver high quality programs to over 70,000 students in 20 campuses across Tasmania. While Tasmania’s education sector has a long history of excellence and high-quality teaching across all levels of study, it is a clear leader in Antarctic science, marine and maritime fields, medical science, forestry and agricultural sciences.

Tasmania is also home to Australia’s fastest growing secondary schools sector due to its reputation for safe and welcoming communities, academic excellence, affordable tuition fees and an authentic English study environment. Tasmania also has many Registered Training Organisations that offer both certificates and diplomas.

The closest Australian city to the South Pole

Tasmania is an internationally renowned leader in Antarctic science and policy. Walking around the streets of Hobart you’ll stumble across the organisations leading the global research effort in the uninhabitable, ice-covered southern continent. 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 downtown Hobart.

From later part of 2021, you can spot the big red RSV Nuyina, Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker in the Hobart waterfront. 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.

A flourishing arts and festival scene

There are other boats in the Port of Hobart that’ll be sure to catch your eye. They are big high-powered catamarans painted in camouflage and it’ll take you along the Derwent River to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). This internationally renowened museum has put Hobart on the world map as a premiere arts and cultural destination. The UTAS 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 across the country.

City living but green at heart

The Tasmanian lifestyle, just like its education, is focussed on quality and a strong connection to nature. Drink Australia’s purest water, eat fresh produce from local street markets and enjoy our world-famous seafood offerings. When you study in Hobart or Launceston, you’re never far from breathtaking natural scenery unlike anything you’ll find in the rest of Australia. The urban centres are small enough to have a strong community vibe but large enough to have the convenience of a city at your fingertips.

If you need more convincing, take a virtual tour of Hobart and Launceston! Right from beautiful gardens to beaches and bustling food strips see the lifestyle Tassie has in store for you. Hop on the tour bus here.

Be a part of the transformation

Tasmania is currently experiencing a boom. It has Australia’s fastest growing economy, population, tourism, international education and construction industry. Tasmanian graduates gain graduate salaries and employment outcomes well above the Australian average. It’s really no surprise - studying in Tasmania will open a world of opportunity!

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