Last updated August, 2021
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is Australia’s fourth oldest university. With more than 34,000 students, the University provides a creative and stimulating academic environment and vibrant campus life. While maintaining a distinctive Tasmanian identity, the University of Tasmania offers a truly internationalized curriculum and broad access to a diverse range of degrees, student exchanges and learning experiences to shape future global leaders.
Tasmania is uniquely placed to offer a true Australian experience. The state is an overwhelmingly English-speaking environment and has a traditional Australian culture, all in a stunning and fun-packed location. Less than two hours from Sydney and less than one hour from Melbourne, Tasmania is known for its friendly, welcoming people, pleasant temperate climate, easy access to wilderness and heritage, and a cosmopolitan lifestyle with a strong arts culture. Otago students will be attending the Hobart campus.
- Undergraduate and graduate exchange.
- Academic Year: February – November (Semester 1: February – June; Semester 2: July – November).
- Summer & Winter Programs: UTAS Spring & Summer classes run from Nov-Feb each year; Winter June-July. The most popular units are those that include field trips such as: KGA331 Fire, Weeds and Ferals: Conserving Nature in Protected Areas; XBR211 From bugs to bucks: The business of fermented food and drink; KGA213 Natural Environment Field Techniques; KPZ301 Field Botany.
- Course load: The standard full-time enrollment is 4 x 12.5% units per semester.
- Student expectation: 2 hours study for every one hour in lecture/tutorial/lab. A typical 4-unit course requires about 12 hours of work per week: 4 hours of class-time and 8 hours of work outside of class.
- Course Level: 100 units are first year, 200 second year and 300 third year etc.
- Otago PSYC majors: some PSYC300 papers have direct Otago equivalents, some would be general PSYC300 credits. Students willing to go for all second year may be able to take PSYC210/211/212 equivalent at UTAS. Students may not go for a single semester in second year and graduate on time (because the paper/semester offerings do not match Otago’s).
- Degrees structure
- Units (courses) search
- Find a course
- Spring and Summer School
- Hobart Campus
- Uni life
- The Tasmanian Experience
- Semester dates
- Accommodation information
- Estimated cost of living
- UTAS Exchange Brochure
- Disability Services team
- Information on student visas and insurance for students going on exchange
For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange, please contact an Exchange Adviser.