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University of Tasmania 

  • THE rank of 26 in Australia
  • QS rank of 17 in Australia
  • THE global rank of 84 for law
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Key Info

  • Main campus: Hobart, Tasmania
  • Student population: 34,000
  • THE rank in Australia: 26
  • QS rank in Australia: 17
  • Number 1 for climate action globally in the latest ranking and 25th across al goals.
  • THE global rank of 84 for law
  • THE global top 125 universities for life sciences, and top 175 for education
  • QS score of 80% or more for citations per faculty, international students ratio, and international research network
  • CRICOS reference: 00586B


Australia’s fourth-oldest university and the only one in its home state, the University of Tasmania offers an environment unlike anything in mainland Australia and a campus culture just as distinctive. The University maintains a more relaxed pace than some of the country’s more urban campuses while cultivating a rewarding academic environment and a vibrant culture built around the creativity and energy of nearly 34,000 students. Together, they and a seasoned faculty have placed the University of Tasmania among the top 2% of universities worldwide, according to QS.

A comprehensive range of postgraduate courses is offered by the University’s four faculties: Arts, Law and Education; Health and Medicine; Science and Engineering; and Business and Economics. Tasmania’s wildlife is famously unique, and more than 40% of the island is protected as national parkland in an effort to preserve Tasmania’s distinct natural heritage.

Tasmania is also the gateway to the Antarctic, and many of the University’s world-leading courses of study reflect its geographical distinction. Its degree programmes in marine and Arctic science and maritime studies produce critical research and analysis concerning one of the world’s most rapidly changing and globally impactful regions. More broadly, the University of Tasmania’s environmental studies programmes is world-renowned.

This focus on environmental matters informs the University’s entire outlook. The University of Tasmania has been ranked as the third-leading university in the world for its efforts toward climate action, and in 2020 it became Australasia’s first STARS-rated institution, earning a Silver rating from the organisation founded to help colleges and universities measure their sustainability performance.

Postgraduates also have opportunities for advanced study and research through the University’s Australian Maritime College, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, and the Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania.

The University maintains campuses in each of Tasmania’s districts. The main campus lies in Hobart, in the south. Hobart is at once Tasmania’s capital city, Australia’s second-oldest city after Sydney, and one of the most affordable cities in the entire country. Launceston hosts the Invermay campus and Burnie the Cradle Coast campus. The University of Tasmania’s programmes in nursing, health management, and paramedicine are offered on its Sydney campus, which partners with regional hospitals and health service providers.

As the flagship university of Australia’s farthest-flung state, the University of Tasmania has a naturally wide-ranging view of the world. More than 15,000 of the University’s students hail from overseas, and its alumni network brings together successful graduates from more than 120 countries. Scholarships are available for incoming international students, who may apply for scholarships on the same terms as domestic students once they have completed a full course load in any study period. Following their studies at the University, international students are eligible for a three-year work visa good throughout Australia.


  • Hobart
  • Launceston
  • Cradle Coast (Burnie)
  • Sydney

Top Courses

Natural and Physical Sciences

Environmental Studies

Engineering and Related Technologies

Management and Commerce

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