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University of Tasmania International Pathway College

CRICOS provider code: 00586B

The University of Tasmania is one of the most unique study destinations in the world, and one that is rising fast in international rankings.

UP Education partners with the university to deliver a range of bridging programs to enable international students to pathway from their home country into an undergraduate degree.

University of Tasmania International Pathway College is where these programs are delivered and is based at the Sandy Bay Campus in Hobart, Tasmania.

Our programs

Facts about the University of Tasmania

  • 100+ undergraduate degrees, and 150+ postgraduate programs
  • 29,000 students over four campuses
  • 7,000+ international students from 100 nations
  • In top 2% of world universities for research*
  • World authority in the blue and green sciences
  • Top 10 rankings in Oceanography, Marine Biology and Aquaculture
  • #1 in the world for Southern Ocean Research^
  • More teaching awards than any other Australian university**
  • #2 in Australia for graduate salaries
  • #287 ranking 2019 QS Top Universities^^

*2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities
^League of Scholars 2018
**2015 Australian Awards for University Teaching
^^QS Top Universities
+2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

A place unlike any other

From Tasmania’s vibrant cities to the stillness of its World Heritage-listed wilderness, this incredible island is a place of contrasts – and the University of Tasmania embraces its character in everything it does.

The island itself is a living laboratory, giving the university excellent course strengths in the natural and social sciences. Being the gateway to the Southern Ocean gives the university unique study offerings in marine, climate, Antarctic and ocean science and a broad range of maritime studies. The university is also passionate about the arts, and Tasmania is now known around the world as the centre for contemporary art.

Why study in Hobart?

Life as a University of Tasmania student in Tasmania’s capital city Hobart means you have access to a huge range of courses on campus and lots of amazing experiences off campus.

You will have a fun and vibrant lifestyle enjoying the arts, festivals, sports and shopping. You will have great access to amazing natural environments like Kunanyi/Mount Wellington and Mount Field National Park that you can explore during your studies with field trips and hands-on learning, and on the weekends when you’re relaxing.

Hobart facts:

  • 5th-friendliest place to live in Australia 2016
  • Fastest-growing education market in Australia
  • 1 in 5 students is an international student
  • Home to more scientists than any other city
  • Gateway to the Antarctic and base for 13 Antarctic organisations
  • Wilderness World Heritage Area – tours depart regularly from Hobart

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Campus information

The University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay Campus is set on 100 hectares in the beachside suburb of Sandy Bay, just five minutes’ drive south of the city centre.

The Sandy Bay campus shares close links with other city-based satellite campuses. Student services on campus include banking, computer services, doctor’s, gym, library, post office and the Student Services & Information Centre.

Student wellbeing

The wellbeing of our students is our top priority. We understand that to study successfully, students must be comfortable in their study and living environments. To help with the settling-in process, we provide:

  • An orientation day
  • Student support advisors to help with questions and advice
  • Activities and trips (as part of some programs)
  • Regular homestay checks for those who choose this accommodation option


  • All International Pathway College students receive a 10% scholarship for their bridging program
  • The top two applicants to the International Pathway College each year are awarded a 30% scholarship for their bridging program
  • University of Tasmania offers 900+ scholarships each year
  • All International Pathway College students who successfully complete their bridging program and progress to a unviersity program are awarded a scholarship of 10% off their UTAS program tuition fees
  • Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) are automatically awarded to international students who complete their studies at International Pathway College with excellent results and progress to further study with the university. These are worth 25% of the university program fees*. To receive the award, Foundation Studies students must achieve a GPA of 1 point higher than the minimum required for their chosen undergraduate degree (if over 6.0, the requirement is 7.0). Foundation and Pre-masters students must achieve an average percentage of 62.5% or higher.
  • International students can also now apply for new scholarships offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) and the Australian Maritime College (AMC).

*This is awarded instead of, not on top of, the 10% scholarship awarded to all successful International Pathway College graduates.

Not all scholarships are available in all regions.



To help international students feel settled in Hobart, we encourage living with a local homestay family. Available to students of any age or study level, homestay is the opportunity to get an authentic local experience with a Tasmanian family and practise your English skills every day.

Homestay for under 18s

International students who are under 18 at the commencement of their course must have their accommodation arrangements approved.

On-campus student accommodation

Be part of a vibrant student community and enjoy the convenience of student accommodation. Choose between five on-campus accommodation options at Sandy Bay campus.

Rental accommodation

A common option for international students over 18 years of age, renting a flat or house is one of easiest and most convenient types of accommodation. Students can rent a room, their own flat, or rent a house together with other students, known in Australia as ‘housemates’.

For more information on accommodation options, visit utas.edu.au/student-living/future-residents/options/Hobart/on-campus