You should only study abroad if you’re going to get a world-class education and an exceptional life experience. Located in Australia’s unique island state and as Australia’s premier university for teaching excellence, the University of Tasmania delivers that – and more.

World-class education

 The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is Australia’s fourth oldest university and the country’s leading tertiary teaching institution, having received more teaching awards than any other Australian university.1

In 2015 alone, six of our academics were given citations in the prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching – the highest number for any Australian university. This recognition emphasises the high calibre of education offered across the breadth of academic disciplines at the University of Tasmania.

UTAS is an excellent choice for students wishing to get a quality education and an authentic Australian experience. We offer more than 150 courses including traditional offerings across the medical, law, engineering, business and arts disciplines, as well as a wide range of highly respected niche programs such as marine, marine and Antarctic science, maritime engineering, environmental studies, international relations, and logistics management to name but a few.

World-class research

The prestigious QS World University Rankings ranks UTAS in the top 300 universities in the world2 and amongst the world’s top universities in a range of disciplines: the University’s Earth & Marine Sciences stands proudly in the top 50 in the world; Agriculture & Forestry in the top 100, Art & Design in the top 150, Environmental Studies in the top 200; Sociology, and Education & Training in the top 250, and Medicine in the top 300.3

The University’s rich portfolio of research excellence across a broad range of subjects is similarly recognised ‘at or above world standard’ in 48 of 51 disciplines and secured our place as head of Australia in geomatic engineering research, fisheries sciences, and journalism and professional writing.4

Our island location offers exciting research opportunities rarely found elsewhere. Here, you can take advantage of a contained, socio-ecological system in which to observe and understand some of the most significant challenges facing Australia and the world.

Our location also offers us privileged partnerships with state government as well as agencies such as CSIRO and the Australian Antarctic Division, providing a rich intellectual environment and access to specialist facilities.

We embrace research that benefits communities: the University of Tasmania’ research is global in scope, with distinct Tasmanian specialisations.

World-class lifestyle

Tasmania is a microcosm of culture and activity and boasts some of the world’s best food and produce, outstanding natural beauty, world-class art and culture, and a rich history. Tasmania is a vibrant and diverse state that offers a lifestyle that is uniquely special in the modern world.

The world-renowned Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is the focal point for the happening cultural arts scene in Tasmania. As well as this, Tasmania hosts an impressive yearlong list of eclectic festivals and cultural events, which means there is always something happening to stimulate the senses and especially the taste buds.

Perhaps most well renowned is Tasmania’s natural beauty. As an Island, there is never any end to the number of beaches one can explore. But the beauty doesn’t stop at the coast; Tasmania is also well renowned for its rugged mountains and dramatic landscapes that awe and inspire.

Tasmania not only provides the vivacity of urban living and culture but also offers secluded natural beauty: it is truly the best of both worlds. Come and discover for yourself why Tasmania is listed as number four in the Lonely Planet ‘Top Ten’ best places to visit in the world.


If you’re a numbers person, here is a quick snapshot of how our numbers stack up.

#1        The University of Tasmania is Australia’s premier university of teaching excellence. 1

#1        UTAS is Number 1 in the world for Southern Ocean research.4

2%       UTAS is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide.5

#4        We are Australia’s fourth oldest university.

#4        UTAS is ranked fourth in the world for Marine and Fresh Water Biology.6

#4        Lonely Planet ranked Tasmania in the top 4 must-visit destinations in the world.7

#7        UTAS is ranked seventh in the world for Oceanography as well as Fisheries.6

#44      UTAS ranked 44th in the world for Agriculture and Forestry.8

#61      UTAS is ranked 61st in the world for Law.9


1 Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
2 QS World University Rankings, 2019
3 QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017
4 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 2015
5 Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU) 2017
6 2017 CWUR by Subject
7 Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015
8 2017 ARWU
9 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018