In recent years, there’s been large increases in international student numbers – and it’s no wonder. It’s very easy to fall in love with Tasmania.
Here are eight reasons why Tasmania should be at the top of your list.
ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST COST-EFFECTIVE STATES
It is no surprise that the first choice of any students who’s willing to study in Australia is the two major cities that is Melbourne or Sydney. But one of the drawbacks of these big cities is the cost of living. They are getting more expensive day by day while living in Tasmania is more cost effective because prices have remained stable over the past few years. Tasmania continues to boast one of the lowest costs of living in Australia. Even if you live directly in the city, you won’t be paying anywhere near as much as you might in Melbourne or Sydney. Not having to worry as much about the cost of housing, groceries, and other expenses, means that you’ll have the cash to enjoy yourself when you put the books down!
IDEALLY-SIZED FOR STUDENTS
It is hard to move around and hang out with new people in big cities. UTAS also has smaller class sizes than many other capital city universities. Now this is a plus because it means there’s more opportunity to ask questions and get more personal attention from your lecturers. Smaller class sizes also provide the opportunity to workshop, discuss and debate ideas.
AMAZING QUALITY OF LIFE
Living in Tasmania can be very comfortable ad cozy because the cities are small enough to feel so. Yet, they have big enough space for shopping and night life that you would want. You won’t face traffic jams or city pollution as the cities aren’t dense, and public transport across Hobart or Launceston is hard to fault.
EXCITING RESEARCH POSSIBILITIES
UTAS is ranked among the top research-intensive universities in Australia. UTAS has a research division that’s over a century old, and helps the local and global community with pioneering research in a diverse number of fields.
VARIETY OF STAND-OUT COURSES
UTAS have a range of courses across tones of disciplines. Three courses we think you should take a further look into are: the Master of Professional Accounting (Specialization), the Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), and the Master of Professional Engineering (Specialization).
Master of Professional Accounting (Specialization)
The two-year Master of Professional Accounting (Specialization) (MPAS) at UTAS is geared towards graduates who don’t have a background in accounting to develop the necessary skills for Associate Membership entry into a professional accounting body (like CPA Australia, for example).
Bachelor of Engineering (Honors)
The 4-year Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) degree from UTAS will set you up with a world-recognized engineering degree, and the chance to work in some exotic places.
Master of Professional Engineering (Specialization)
The Master of Professional Engineering (Specialization) is designed to push students who wish to further specialize in civil or mechanical engineering.
INCREDIBLE SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Fewer international students in Tasmanian classes means that you have excellent opportunities to build your English language skills and make Australian friends.
BE WOWED BY BREATHTAKING NATURE
The spectacular natural environment of Tasmania is barely more than a stone’s throw from the major metropolitan areas. On the door step of the main Sandy Bay UTAS campus are incredible views of Mount Wellington.
THERE ARE PLENTY OF MIGRATION OPPORTUNITIES
If you’ve studied for more than two years in Tasmania, (plus met the requirements of what’s called the “Australian Study Requirement”) you’re eligible to apply for a state sponsored visa once you’ve graduated. Not only that, you are granted extra points towards your visa due to Tasmania’s “regional” status.
(Don’t forget that you can ask your Education Expert for the right referrals to find out more!)