The University of Tasmania has a total student population of almost 15,000: approximately 13,500 Australian students, plus 1,400 international students from more than 60 countries. Founded in 1890, the University is one of the oldest universities in Australia. The largest campus is in Hobart, the second oldest city in Australia.
Tasmania, the island state of Australia, is located 40 degrees south of the equator and is an archipelago of more than 300 islands - a land of dramatic coastlines, rugged mountains, spectacular wilderness, sparkling highland lakes and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
When you add the vibrant cities of Hobart and Launceston with their wide range of cafes, restaurants, pubs, theaters, cinemas, shopping centers and open-air markets and you've got the best of all worlds in one place.
Tasmanians breathe the world's cleanest air, drink pure water and grow mouth-watering produce from rich, fertile soils. Its people are resourceful, applying their creativity and design skills to artistic endeavors, scientific research and production. Tasmania has more poets, musicians, writers and artists per head of population than any other state of Australia.
Hobart is the capital and largest city in Tasmania, yet it is free from overcrowding, traffic congestion, serious pollution and major crime. Situated close to the mouth of the Derwent River and nestled in the foothills of Mount Wellington, it seems that nearly every home, office and classroom has a magnificent view. In Hobart students are always meeting someone new, yet frequently bump into someone they know.
*UTAS refers to courses as Units
Spring (Semester 1): late February - late June
Fall (Semester 2): mid July - mid November
A wide range of accommodation types is available on Hobart campus. On Hobart campus you can choose from college type accommodation, where just about everything is provided, to the University housing scheme where you share a furnished house close to campus. Private housing is also available and is popular with students who want to share with friends. The University apartments offer a motel-style accommodation with cook-for-yourself, or if you prefer, with voucher meals available.
University accommodation is available in Residential Colleges, shared houses and apartments. Students may also select private rentals. For more information, visit the UTAS Housing homepage.
UVA Student Experience at UTAS
This program is open to students from any major, but below is a list of the top five majors at UVA who choose to study on exchange at UTAS.
- Global Studies
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Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.
Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance as well as the Australian Overseas Student Health Cover.
UTAS also provides estimates for cost of living.
Tuition and Fees:
Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Tuition and fees will be billed to each student’s SIS account and can be paid as normal.
Housing and Meals:
Students are responsible to pay for accommodation and any required or preferred meal plan. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation and meal plan choices, cost, and application procedures.
Travel and Travel Documents:
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa. Students should also budget for in-country transportation costs.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. More information can be found on our insurance page
. Additionally, students studying at the University of Tasmania and required to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover
Students should be prepared to purchase required books and supplies. Students should also budget for additional personal expenses; examples include laundry, phone costs, personal travel, meals out, etc.
If you are not able to find accommodation costs or application, cost of living, or other information you need in order to prepare for your study abroad program, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.
You can find detailed information regarding financial aid and study abroad on the following websites:
Please contact your Education Abroad Advisor with any questions.
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. All students must consult www.border.gov.au to learn more about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.
Students planning to travel with medications should carefully review the Australian Government's information about entering the country with medicines: www.tga.gov.au/entering-australia.