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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 2018 01-OCT-2017
10-OCT-2017 26-FEB-2018 26-JUN-2018
NOTE: Dates reflect the academic calendar for the term; arrival and departure dates may differ. Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15.
Year 2018-2019 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: When available, dates will be posted; the year will run from mid July 2018-late June 2019. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.
Fall Semester 2018 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 16-JUL-2018 13-NOV-2018
NOTE: Dates reflect the academic calendar for the term; arrival and departure dates may differ. Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.

Indicates that deadline has passed
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:


The University of Tasmania has a total student population of more than 16,000: approximately 13,500 Australian students, 1,400 international students from more than 60 countries study in Tasmania. Founded in 1890, the University is one of the oldest universities in Australia. The largest campus, with 8,500 students, is in Hobart, the second oldest city in Australia. The other major campus in Launceston, the second largest city in Tasmania, has 5,000 students.

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, theatres, cinemas, shopping centres 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 endeavours, 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.

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 have just been completed, which offers 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.


International Student Homepage
International student information

Course catalog*

*UTAS refers to courses as Units

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


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. UTAS also provides estimates for cost of living.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare and for researching and obtaining the necessary visa. Visit to learn more about visa requirements for studying in Australia.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expected Expenses

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