University of Tasmania Australia

University of Tasmania Australia

The University of Tasmania ( UTAS ) is an international university working out of Tasmania.  The University was founded by an Act of the Tasmanian Parliament on 1st January 1890, and as the fourth oldest university in Australia we are an original ‘sandstone’ university.

On 1st January 1991, the Hobart – based University merged with its northern neighbour, the Tasmanian State Institute of Technology, to form a ‘new’ University of Tasmania.  UTAS again extended its state – wide representation in 1995, opening the Cradle Coast Campus in Burnie.

UTAS is committed to the creation, preservation, communication and application of knowledge, as well as excellence in all teaching, research and scholarly activities. Our research is integral to our identity and sense of purpose and we are ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia.

At UTAS, we continue to make far – reaching educational, cultural and economic contributions to Tasmania and the world. While we maintain a strong and distinctive Tasmanian identity, our programs and research are international in scope, vision and standards. Our family includes around 50,000 graduates who are now scattered across the globe.

We are connected and contemporary, creating life – changing, life – shaping experiences that provide the foundation on which to build careers and lives for our students.

UTAS Australia Campuses

UTAS has three main campuses in Tasmania – the Sandy Bay Campus in Hobart, the Newnham Campus in Launceston and the Cradle Coast Campus in Burnie. Each campus is large enough to offer a vibrant and unique learning environment, but still small enough to ensure friendly interaction between staff and students, and a strong focus on the individual.

UTAS also offers satellite campuses for creative arts, the Launceston – based Australian Maritime College and, the newest facility, the Medical Science Precinct in Hobart’s CBD.

In addition, UTAS has two campuses in Sydney, where students can undertake the Bachelor of Nursing. The Sydney campuses are at Darlinghurst with St Vincent’s and Mater Health Services and at Rozelle with the Sydney South West Area Health Service and South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service.

University of Tasmania Courses

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Distance Courses
  • Graduate Research
  • Overseas Study Exchange Program

Study Areas

  • Arts
  • Australian Maritime College
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health Science
  • Law
  • Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Combined Degrees
  • Degrees that combine two or more areas of Study
  • Other Areas of Study

UTAS Scholarships

There are two general terms for awards. A Scholarship is based primarily on academic merit, and a Bursary or Access Scholarship is based on financial need.

When considering setting up an award you are able to discuss the naming of the scholarship, a range of selection criteria and if you would like to be involved in the selection process. A periodic review of the arrangements and your satisfaction will be scheduled to suit your requirements.

Some of the most rewarding examples of organisations that provide scholarships have students in each year of their study, providing ongoing support. This builds a network of current and past students to strengthen the organisation’s graduate opportunities and connection with fresh ideas and insights from the next generation.

  • Elite Scholarships
  • Honours and Masters Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Scholarships

University of Tasmania Research

The University of Tasmania offers a wide range of tax free living scholarships to assist candidates to complete their higher degree by research on a full – time basis. Scholarships available include Elite Research Scholarships, Australian Postgraduate Awards ( APA ), Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarships ( TGRS ), Australian Postgraduate Awards Industry ( APAI ), Cooperative Research Centre ( CRC ) scholarships and industry-funded scholarships. Tuition fee scholarships are also available for international candidates – ask your prospective school about these scholarships.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and research potential. Prospective candidates should investigate current areas of research strength at UTAS and must discuss their interests and options with the Graduate Research Coordinator and / or potential supervisors in the discipline where they wish to study.

Research Centres and Institutes

Scholarships may also be offered by the following research centres and institutes :

  • Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre ( ACE CRC )
  • Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science ( ACROSS )
  • Australian Maritime College ( AMC )
  • Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposit Research ( CODES )
  • Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre
  • Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre
  • Centre for Environment
  • Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry
  • HITLab Australia
  • Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies ( IMAS )
  • Menzies Research Institute
  • Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture ( TIA )

UTAS Contact Address

Website :


University of Tasmania,
Private Bag 86,
Phone No. : 03 6226 2999 ( Australia ), +61 3 6226 2999 ( International ),
Fax : 03 6226 2018 ( Australia ), +61 3 6226 2018 ( International ).


University of Tasmania,
Locked Bag 1351,
Phone No. : 03 6324 3999 ( Australia ) / +61 3 6324 3999 ( International ),
Fax : 03 6324 3799 ( Australia ) / +61 3 6324 3799 ( International ).

Cradle Coast Campus

University of Tasmania,
Private Bag 3501,
Phone No. : 03 6430 4999 ( Australia ) / +61 3 6430 4999 ( International ).
Fax : 03 6430 4950 ( Australia ) / +61 3 6430 4950 ( International ).

Future Students

Australian and New Zealand Prospective Student Enquiries :

Phone No. : 1300 363 864,
Email :,
Website :

International Student Enquiries :

Phone No. : +61 3 6324 3775,
Email :,
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