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University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania was officially founded in the year 1890 by an Act of Colony’s Parliament. At its initial phase the location of this university was at Hobart. It was only in 1940 that the Tasmania University relocated to Sandy Bay. The year 1991 was a very significant year for this university as it was merged with the ‘Tasmanian State Institute of Technology’ that year. This Australian university has the largest population of foreign students. There are two campuses of this university which are at Hobart and Launceston. The University of Tasmania not only attracts huge number of international students but it is also associated with around forty institutions located all around the globe. The University of Tasmania is also the member of the group of Sandstone universities. The current Vice Chancellor of this university is Professor Daryl Le Grew who became famous for taking a historic decision in 2004 of not augmenting the fees for 2005 and 2006.

The study areas of the University of Tasmania can be divided into six broad categories. The six divisions are:
  • Arts
  • Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Health Science
  • Business
  • Law
  • Education
Under the above mentioned faculties there are a number of schools like for example, school of medicine, law school, school of history & classics, school of philosophy, school of nursing & midwifery, school of Asian language & studies, Tasmanian school of art, school of information systems, school of government, school of education, school of engineering, school of plant science, school of aquaculture and institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean studies.

Apart from these faculty courses there are other courses also which are taught at the University of Tasmania which include undergraduate award course and enabling courses. The students who have qualified in the Year 12 exams are eligible to join the university. TAFE and VET qualifications are also taken into consideration for admission into this reputed university.

The course fees at the University of Tasmania depend on the type of course and the chosen subject. However the tuition fee ranges from $3920 to$8710. The other major expense while attending this university is the accommodation which costs approximately $11,000 to $13,500 a year. Text Books and stationary items might cost a student $300 to $800 in one year.

Various types of scholarships are awarded by the Tasmanian university both at the under graduate and postgraduate levels. Some of the scholarships are:
  • Tasmania national Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Llyod Harris Tasmania National Undergraduate Scholarship in Science
  • Premier of Tasmania National Undergraduate Scholarships
  • David Paget Memorial Scholarship
  • Alexander Symonds Scholarships in Geomatics
  • Genesys Wealth Advisers Scholarship
  • CODES PhD Scholarship
  • Equity Graduate Research Scholarship
Apart from the above mentioned scholarships there are a number of other scholarships in the university including AMC Scholarship and Sports Scholarships.

The University of Tasmania offers accommodation options at both its campuses in Hobart and Launceston. The Hobart Campus has two residential colleges namely John Fisher College and Christ College. Apart from these, there are self-catered residential options at Mt. Nelson Villas and University Apartments. The Launceston campus has two self-catered accommodation options at Kerslake Hall and Leprena. Apart from these, it also has Clarence house and Investigator Hall which are partially catered accommodations.

The visa requirements at the University of Tasmania are similar to that specified by the Australian government’s Department of Immigration. The aspiring students can apply to this university online and also via post.
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