UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Semester placements remaining for Fall 2020/Spring 2021 (both terms): 1
Submit your application to save your spot--this program is first-come, first serve! Academic year students will need 2 semester spots. Last updated: November 13, 2019
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Tasmania is the perfect place to live and study - a peaceful, scenic state that's big enough to support vibrant cities and thriving opportunities for study and work, but small enough to be friendly, and offer a high quality lifestyle. Its population of half a million makes it an ideal metro location. It has also made the Lonely Planet's top ten list of must-visit destinations for 2015. Tasmania is roughly the same size as Sri Lanka or Ireland and has a population of 500,000 people.
Tasmania enjoys four distinct seasons. There's neither the scorching heat found elsewhere in Australia nor the deep cold winters that affect northern hemisphere countries at similar latitudes. Summer (Nov-Jan) temperatures range between 17°-23° Celsius (62°-73°F) while winter (May-July) ranges between 3°-11° Celsius (37°-51°F). Tasmania provides a relaxed lifestyle that combines cosmopolitan culture with a great climate and a breathtaking natural environment. Beyond being a popular tourism destination, Tasmania is a great place to live due to its affordability, ease of getting around, and safe, friendly communities.
The University of Tasmania is classed within the top two percent of universities worldwide and has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching. It is the 4th oldest university in Australia, celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. UT is partnered with state and local governments as well as various institutions to further research and academic excellence, with access to state-of-the-art facilities. The University of Tasmania currently has approx. 33,000 students.
The University of Tasmania is only available as an exchange for students studying Elementary Education, Special Education, and Early Childhood Education. Please see the chart below for the class options available to students studying at UTas:
Getting Credit for Studies Abroad
Students who wish to receive academic credit (aside from general elective and liberal studies credit) must have their courses pre-approved by the appropriate department. To view a list of academic advisors, please review the information in our Academics section. Once you apply through our website, you will be able to enter the classes you wish to take electronically. These classes can be reviewed and approved directly by faculty once entered. If you would like courses abroad to count for general elective credit or liberal studies credit only, please contact your Education Abroad advisor for those approvals.
Semester I: Mid February to mid June
Semester II: Mid July to mid November
A full academic calendar can be found here.
Please note: Australia is on the Southern Hemisphere and their seasons are backwards. If you decide to study in Australia for the Academic Year (July-June), you will not be permitted to stay in on-campus accommodation for the summer months of Nov-Dec-Jan and you will be responsible for securing private accommodation during that time. If you would prefer to study for two terms without a summer break in between, consider studying abroad for a Calendar Year (Feb-Nov) rather than an Academic Year.
Students studying Education will be located at the Launceston campus. A range of accommodation services are available for on- or off-campus accommodation. It is advisable that you book ahead as Residential University Accommodation typically fills up quickly.
ON CAMPUS: Students can choose between five residential accommodation options. These include catered (meals provided) and non-catered (no meals provided) options and a rang of bedrooms to choose from. Utilities are included in on-campus options. For more information click here.
OFF-CAMPUS: If you are interested in off-campus accommodation, please contact the Accommodation office at the link above for assistance in securing off-campus accommodation.
HOMESTAY: University of Tasmania offers homestay options for international students. Homestay options included catered meals and utilities are provided. All homestay families are screened for security and are happy to accept students into their homes. For more information click here.
Please note that on-campus accommodation is not guaranteed for this program and on-campus housing applications are subject to approval by the host university. When looking at housing options, students should explore both on-campus and off-campus housing resources that may be available to them. Please keep in mind that there may be non-refundable application fees and/or deposits associated with housing applications.
To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.
Please note: Financial Aid for the Fall term is disbursed in mid-August every year per Federal FAFSA regulations. If you decide to study in Australia for the Fall term (July-Nov), you will not have access to your Financial Aid until approx. one month into your study abroad term and will need to make other financial arrangements until your Aid is disbursed. If you are not able to make accommodations for your Financial Aid in the Fall, consider studying abroad for a Spring term instead.
If you plan to study abroad in Australia you will need to obtain an Australian student visa. Visa fees are approx. $775 USD for one semester and $1025 USD for two semesters. For further visa information regarding your travels to Australia please refer to the link below:
OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER (OSHC)
All students studying abroad in Australia must sign up for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) regardless of country of origin and regardless of any existing health insurance coverage. Your OSHC coverage is a requirement to legally enter Australia – you will be asked to provide evidence of your enrollment in OSHC as part of your visa application. Most Australian universities partner with a preferred OSHC provider so you can sign up for your OSHC directly through your host university. OSHC costs approx. $250 per semester and is included in the visa fees outlined above. For more information please click here.
The requirements for this program are:
Junior status or above during time abroad
Full admission into NAU Education BSED program
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to this program, all you need to do is click the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application. Once you complete your application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100.
TALK TO AN ADVISOR
If you would like to talk to an advisor about this program, you can find his/her name at the top of the brochure page. To make an appointment, or view walk-in hours for this advisor, please visit the "Talk to an Advisor" section.
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