The University of Tasmania is a popular destination for students who are seeking an environment in which they can easily immerse themselves in the culture and make friends with the locals. Tasmania is an island roughly the size of West Virginia, located 150 miles off the south-east corner of mainland Australia. Tasmania is stunningly beautiful with majestic mountains, lush temperate rainforests, wild river rapids, rolling forested hills and white sandy surf beaches. Add to that two vibrant cities with a wide range of cafes, restaurants, pubs, theaters, cinemas, shopping centers and open-air markets and you've got the best of both worlds all in one place.
Although Tasmania is an island, the mainland is still very accessible and travel is affordable. Flights operate daily out of both Hobart and Launceston to Melbourne (55 minutes) and Sydney (1 1/2 hours). Three large ferries also operate between the north coast and Melbourne and Sydney.
The University of Tasmania has two campuses - one in Hobart and the other in Launceston. The travel time between the two campuses is 2 1/2 hours by car. Hobart is the capital and largest city in Tasmania, yet it is free from overcrowding, traffic congestion, serious pollution and major crime. Launceston is the major city in the north of the state. For students who are seeking a smaller campus (about 6,000 students) with more personalized classes, Launceston is the place to be.
Cost: TU tuition and fees. Additional costs include airfare, housing, meals, $470 health insurance fee (includes TU and Australian insurance fees), personal expenses, and a $300 study abroad fee.TU Tuition remission can be applied.