Capital City - Hobart

Tasmania in brief
  • More than 14,100 international students (as at June 2021)
  • 571,165 population
  • University of Tasmania (UTAS) founded in 1890
  • Government and private vocational training providers
  • Government and independent schools
  • Food, Arts and Cultural hub
  • Antarctic, marine and maritime sciences focus
  • Renowned for eco-tourism, hospitality and gourmet produce
  • World heritage pristine wilderness

Australia’s island state offers a special international student experience where you can access world class education and opportunities while breathing some of the world’s cleanest air.

International students from more than 100 countries

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.

Tasmania is also home to Australia’s growing secondary schools sector. They have a reputation for safe and welcoming communities, academic excellence, affordable tuition fees and an English study environment.

Be a part of the transformation

Hobart Tasmania

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 that studying in Tasmania will open a world of opportunity.

The closest Australian city to the South Pole

Tasmania is an internationally renowned leader in Antarctic science. Tasmania has organisations leading the global research effort in the 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 Hobart and greater Hobart.

You can also spot the RSV Nuyina - Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker at the Hobart waterfront (when it's not in Antarctica).

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 vibrant arts and festival scene

Discover TAS festivals

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 and it’ll take you along the River Derwent to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).

This 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.

City living but green at heart

A Tasmanian beach

The Tasmanian lifestyle, just like its education, is focussed on quality and a strong connection to nature. Drink some of 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. Tasmania has stunning national parks, mountains and white sand beaches. 

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 here.

For more information on studying and living in Tasmania, visit the Study Tasmania website

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