Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world and has seven of the top 100 universities in the world with Tasmania being one of the best places to study which has a lot to offer to students. Tasmania stands out to the other Australian Universities as it gives a world-class education in a place where modern urban cities meet stunning natural wilderness.
Education in Tasmania: Tasmania’s student population is around 25,000. Of these, around 22 per cent of domestic students are from interstate and a further 21 per cent are international students (Department of Industry, 2013). Tasmania is officially declared as one of regional states of Australia. Students have advantage of studying in regional areas of Australia. You will get extra bonus point for having studied and stayed in a regional city of Australia. Tasmania’s students are spread across campuses at Launceston, Burnie and Beauty Point in the north through to Hobart in the south. Tasmania also offers a good range of general degrees in the arts, sciences, health and business, as well as programs focusing on natural resources and the environment.
Living in Tasmania: Standard of Living in Tasmania is high but at the same time the accommodation, food, transportation; health amenities are available at much lower cost as compared to other states of Australia.
Cost of Living in Tasmania usually ranges between 12,000$ to 14,000$ per year which include food, accommodation, travelling etc.
Food: 50$ to 100$ per week,
Transport: 20$ to 35$ per week
Electricity: 12$ to 20$ per week
Private housing: 50$ to 100$ per week
Tasmania’s Capital City Hobart offers many education options for primary, secondary, tertiary and trade students. Many of Hobart’s schools are specially geared to support international students, and most participate in foreign exchange programmes regularly. It has Four University of Tasmania (UTAS) campuses.
It is situated in the north of Tasmania at a point where three rivers meet. Major campuses for UTAS, TasTAFE and a wide variety of High Schools. Launceston is recognised for its historical architecture; with many buildings beautifully preserved.
Burnie and Devonport
These are coastal cities in Tasmania’s North West. You can study specialized courses available at UTAS and TasTAFE, along with high school programs for short-term or long-term experiences.
Huge Range of Courses:
- Science: From Applied Science to Bio Technology and Psychology
- All areas of Business including Marketing, Accounting, Logistics, administration etc
- Various Computer specializations. Be it Information Technology or Systems or may be core Computing.
- You can also choose from various media related courses such as journalism, Creative Business, Electronic Media and communications.
- UTAS also offers some very different range of courses like Rehabilitation counseling, Visual Communication, Music Studies, Marine Environment and sustainable Resource of Management.
All these courses are offered at mainly Launceston or Hobart Campus. (Tasmania University Courses)
Local specialties include courses in naval architecture, maritime technology management and Antarctic science. Despite its small population, Tasmania also offers a good range of general degrees in the arts, sciences, health and business, as well as programs focusing on natural resources and the environment.
Part Time Job Opportunities: In Tasmania, students are able find better quality and high paid jobs as compared to the other metro cities. Average wages vary from 14-20$ per hour. There is less competition for jobs during studies.