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UVA Exchange: University of Tasmania
Hobart, Australia (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 01-OCT-2018
10-OCT-2018 18-FEB-2019 25-JUN-2019
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15.
Year 2019-2020 01-MAR-2019 10-MAR-2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.
Fall Semester 2019 01-MAR-2019 10-MAR-2019 08-JUL-2019 12-NOV-2019
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Apartment, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Accounting, Anthropology, Architectural History, Architecture, Art, Art - Art History, Art - Studio Art, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classics, Commerce, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Dance, Drama, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, French, Geography, Geology, German, Health and Human Services, History, History of Science and Technology, Information Technology, Japanese, Landscape Architecture, Latin, Law, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Minority Studies, Music, Nursing, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy and Administration, Public Relations, Social Work, Sociology, Systems Engineering, Urban and Environmental Planning, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:
Tasmania Lead Photo

UVA Exchange
University of Tasmania


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.

Location IconLocation

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.

Tasmania CampusTasmania Students

Courses IconAcademics

Course catalog*
*UTAS refers to courses as Units

Semester 1: late February - late June
Semester 2: mid July - mid November
Academic calendar

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

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.

Cost IconCost

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.

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • Australian Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

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 IconPassport 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 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 Info IconHealth 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: