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University of Tasmania: Transformative education, unforgettable experiences

Studying in Australia is a coveted dream for many. There are many highly-ranked universities, and even more breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural diversity. One particular institution that stands out as a favourite for international students seeking both academic excellence and an enriching life journey is the University of Tasmania.

A globally renowned institution that provides more than just education, its impact goes beyond knowledge, transforming lives through teaching and research excellence. From start to end, a University of Tasmania education is an authentic, distinctive, and unforgettable Australian experience.

As Australia’s fourth-oldest university, the University of Tasmania welcomes thousands of international students from countries including Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Brazil, and China.

And as the only university in Tasmania, the whole island is your campus. Students get enviable access to industries and leaders as part of their studies, while also enjoying the unparalleled beauty of the island throughout its four distinct seasons. They can breathe the world’s cleanest air, savour exceptional local produce, and enjoy a relaxed way of life.

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Adventure, unparalleled beauty and a great education await at Tasmania. Source: University of Tasmania

Along the way, you get to be part of Australia’s top institution for climate action, ranked first globally by the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings in 2022 and 2023. Its dedication is further recognised with awards like the International Green Gown Awards for community engagement, student involvement, and leadership. Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword here; it’s a way of life.

Programmes here are as focused on sustainability as they are on success. The University of Tasmania offers undergraduate programmes in reas including Business and Law; Creative Arts and Design; Earth, Sea, Antarctic and Environment, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences; Health and Medicine and Science, Technology and Engineering.

University of Tasmania courses are sought-after due to their unique strengths. Medical students, for example, learn from experienced clinicians and health organisations that are closely integrated with the Tasmanian health system. Pharmacy students can complete a traditionally four-year degree in just three years while maritime engineering students can access world-class training and research facilities.

In short, each programme enables students to obtain a globally recognised qualification, grow their network and build industry-relevant skills that equip them for an international career. The best part? Scholarships are available. Just ask Duyen, a pharmacy student who has received scholarships for both her master’s degree and her doctorate. Her sister and cousin both received University of Tasmania scholarships as well.

Without such generosity, Duyen would not be the impactful scientist she is today. Now an Australian citizen, she’s working on a COVID vaccine booster clinical trial for the Launceston General Hospital’s Vaccinology and Infectious Disease Laboratory. “My original plan was to go back to my country after finishing my studies but now things have changed a bit! I love the lifestyle here, the environment, the people, and there are still more opportunities to learn and develop myself in my research career,” she says. “Studying at this university helped me to realise I want to be a scientist, I want to continue my research.”

These achievements are typical of University of Tasmania graduates. One way the university helps students realise their dreams is through the Professional Experience Placement (PEP). Thanks to close industry connections, students can put theory into practice in a real-world workplace environment. For example, College of Health and Medicine students gain life-changing experiences in various areas, including rural regions. They won’t have to undertake this journey alone, as students receive guidance from a supervisor and support from both academic and professional university staff.

“It’s nice to be in smaller cities, I really got a fondness for it,” says Adrian Hodge, a pharmacy graduate. “The helping people side of things was a big thing for me. You really get involved in people’s lives and community. People see you as a centre if they need help.”

Business, economics, finance and business administration students can join the Business Placements programme. This way, they can expand their career horizons, form valuable relationships with organisations and industry leaders as well as graduate with job-ready skills and industry experience.

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University of Tasmania students have no shortage of opportunities to apply what they learn in the real world. Source: University of Tasmania

Dr. Balkrushna Potdar, a Co-Coordinator for Applied Employment Skills Package and Work Ready Program, leads students in the Marketing Management (Strategic Marketing) unit to create and enhance strategic marketing plans for a local oyster company. “To that end, we collaborate with a mentor from the company weekly to gather information on their current marketing and business strategies,” he says.

As the company is located in capital city Hobart, it aligns strategically with the university’s objective of place-based education, research, and service. Students also gain hands-on experience in applying marketing theory to a real Tasmanian company, improving their job prospects after graduation.

University of Tasmania graduates are living examples of the magic that happens when academic passion meets real-world engagement. Other notable alumni include Hannah Yeoh, who broke glass ceilings to become a Malaysian federal minister. Then there’s Gavithra Sivabalan, who’s set to become a fully qualified pharmacist, with no shortage of memories from her placement in Oatlands, a rural town in the Tasmanian midlands with a population of 683 people, and hiking adventures at Tarkine, Dove Lake Circuit and Mount Field.

Whether you’re stepping into academia for the first time or embarking on the next chapter of your academic journey, Tasmania beckons with its unique charms.

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