Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

Tasmania, Australia

Program: University of Tasmania Exchange Program
Duration: Spring or Full Year

Program Overview

UTAS has campuses in Hobart and Launceston, the major cities of Tasmania. Hobart is home to 200,000 people and is home to a lively waterfront, and a thriving art and theatre scene. It is one of Lonely Planet's Top Ten places to see in 2015 with half of the island being National Park or World Heritage listed. Launceston is located approx. 2 hours north of Hobart, on the Tamar River. Both locations offer easy access to outdoor pursuits, with beaches, rivers and wilderness within short distance. Comprehensive student support services, small classes, and student unions, distinguish UTAS.


The University excels in the areas of Zoology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Marine and Antartic Science, Journalism, Media and a variety of other academic areas. This program is designed to provide students with a critical appreciation of both Australia and its regional setting, while they pursue their own academic interests at one of Australia’s foremost research universities. It has a premier creative and performing arts school, and is also recommended for science students, particularly those in the fields of climate change, marine science, geology, Antarctic science and the environment. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, including about 150 American students each year.

The approach to learning and teaching in Australian universities requires that students are independent and take a great deal of responsibility for their own learning. A typical subject consists of two hours of lectures and one to two hours of tutorials or lab work per week. Many science classes also involve fieldwork. While contact hours are not high, students are expected to undertake a significant amount of directed reading on their own time. Self-motivation and self-discipline are encouraged by the Australian system.

Housing & Meals

On campus housing should be applied for online as soon as possible. There is ample private housing available in the area. In Hobart, two residential colleges (dorms) are within a 20 minute walk of the main campus and the city. Busses also transport students to the city center. All colleges (dormitories) offer single study-bedrooms and meal plans, as well as a residential council to plan social and sporting events.

Program Costs

Please see "Cost, Financial Aid & Scholarships" page for current information.

Approximate additional costs 2016-17

  • Housing - $3100
  • Airfare (based on East Coast departure) - $2500
  • Electricity – up to $300
  • Meals – $1000
  • Personal Expenses - $1000
  • Visa Fees – $400
  • Local Transportation – $300
  • Books and Supplies - $200 - $500

Application Deadlines

Students should submit their application for admission directly to University of Tasmania. Fill out the application as directed.

All applicants must fulfill Clark University's eligibility requirements. Students must also be prepared to fulfill the University of Tasmania eligiblity requirements. Applications may be rejected for any number of reasons by the overseas program.

Important Information

Any information on this page is subject to change.