Study in Tasmania
STUDY IN TASMANIA
Top 10 reasons to Study in Tasmania
Qualify for Australia’s top Universities
Unique learning environment
Schemes of generous Scholarships
Safe and supportive
Standard of living at affordable expense
Celebrated Food and Drink
Historical European Architecture
Tasmania is a modern, vibrant and unique place to live and study.
Our region offers an affordable alternative to other Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne and is very easy to get around – there are no traffic jams or pollution for students travelling from their home to schools, colleges, universities, restaurants and shops.
By choosing to study in Tasmania you will experience an Australian destination with fewer international students than other Australian locations. This means that your English language skills will improve quickly and you will have fantastic opportunities to meet local friends. Tasmanian is a safe and secure destination; our students walk freely in the evenings and the region has settled weather with four distinct seasons.
Average costs of living in Tasmania:
| Accommodation (private or boarding):
||$120 – $300 per week
|A dish at a casual restaurant
||$10 – $20
A fresh Tasmanian seafood meal
$15 – $30
Public transport (buses)
$15 – $20 per week
Noodles (supermarket, 5 servings)
Green tea (box)
Bread (sandwich loaf)
Hobart offers a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture, with world-class activities and attractions nearby. Nestled amongst the foothills of Mt Wellington, Hobart combines heritage charm with a modern lifestyle in a setting of exceptional beauty. It’s no wonder Lonely Planet has called Hobart one of the top ten spots to visit in the world right now.
Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre and beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond.
With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone.
Why study in Tasmania?
Tasmania is a modern, vibrant and unique place to live and study. Whether you’re seeking a University, TAFE, English Language or High School course, Tasmania is home to first-class education institutions – with qualifications that will take you across Australia and the whole world.
Our region offers an affordable alternative to Australian education and is very easy to get around – there are no traffic jams and pollution for students travelling from their home to classes, restaurants and shops.
By choosing Tasmania you will experience an Australian study destination with fewer international students than other Australian regions. This means that your English Language skills will improve quickly and you will have fantastic opportunities to meet local friends. Tasmanian is a safe and secure destination; our students walk freely in the evenings.
Tasmania offers a different kind of educational choice, with unique and inspiring lifestyle and study options. Tasmania is safe and accessible with vibrant, modern cities based on historic European architecture. With world quality educational institutions and a lifestyle second to none, Tasmania has everything you need to achieve the educational outcomes you deserve. All you need to do is think a little differently.
University of Tasmania
Undergraduate, Postgraduate Study & Research
Established in 1890, The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is Australia’s fourth oldest university and has a long history of excellence in teaching, learning and research.
Ranked in the top 300 in the world, the University of Tasmania climbed well over 100 positions in the Times Higher Education Ranking of World Universities 2015.
A medium-sized university, UTAS offers the benefits of smaller classes, personalised attention, and good access to supervisors and administrative staff. There is a wide range of services and facilities, both academic and recreational, and programs for international students are offered at campuses in Hobart and Launceston.
The University of Tasmania receives a lot of funding from the Australian government for their extensive research activities. Because of this reason, University of Tasmania tuition fees for international students is lower than many other universities of the similar status and ranking.
The University of Tasmania also offers various scholarships to meritorious students. Your cost of study becomes extremely competitive when you study in Tasmania.
Working in Tasmania
Working a part-time job whilst you study abroad in Tasmania is a fantastic way for you to meet new people, earn some extra money, and practice your English.
Finding work in Tasmania is just like finding work anywhere else. The availability of jobs is not guaranteed, however, there are plenty of people, such as employment agencies, to help you in your search for a job and give you tips for applications and interviews. Check our useful links section below to find sites to help you find a job.
As a student on a student visa, there are rules about how many hours of part-time work you are allowed to do per week. Most people on a student visa in Australia are permitted to work up to 40 hours per fortnight while studying, and full time during the school holidays.
Working while studying
Working part-time while you are studying in Tasmania is a great idea. You can earn some extra money, it gives you another chance to practice your English and you can learn more about Tasmania.
When you are working in Australia while you are on a student visa, there are strict rules on how many hours you are allowed to work. It is very important that you understand these rules, because if you break the law while you are working, you may find your student visa is cancelled.
Most people who are on a student visa in Australia are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week while studying and full time during the holidays. Students often find work in the hospitality, service industries or in unskilled labour earning approximately $14-$20 per hour.
This means that part time work alone will not be enough for you to live on while you are in Australia. However, if you are caught working beyond the maximum amount of hours there will be penalties, including the cancellation of your student visa.
Before starting work, think carefully about how it will affect your studies and your social life. Can you find a good balance between study, work, and your social life? Remember that your main reason for being in Tasmania is to study and if your studies suffer because you are working too much, you may impact your course progress which can result in visa cancellation.
You are not permitted to start work until you have commenced your course of study
You can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during your study and unlimited hours when your course is not in session.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) considers your course to be ‘in session’:
for the duration of the advertised semesters (including periods when exams are being held);
if you have completed your studies and your Confirmation of Enrolment is still in effect;
if you are undertaking another course, during a break from your main course and the points will be credited to your main course.
(Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection)
Work after Study
If you choose to remain in Australia to work after finishing your studies, you will require the right visa type. For information about visa types, visit the DIBP website or speak to a professional migration consultant.