How to Apply
How to Apply
- Degree programs
- Study Abroad and Exchange to Tasmania
- English language programs
- Foundation Studies Program
So you have now decided what course you would like to study, here is what you need to do next…
- When you have chosen a course, an International Student Application Form needs to be completed.
- Complete the Online Application Form, or download a PDF application form (PDF, 173kb) to complete and send back to us.
Note that you need to use Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete the form – you can download it at http://www.adobe.com/go/getreader
Mac OS X users please note that you cannot use the inbuilt PDF Preview application to complete the form, you must open the form in Acrobat Reader.
If you have difficulties completing the application form, please contact International.Admissions@utas.edu.au
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- Please do not make enquiries regarding eligibility without completing the application procedure.
Step 1 – Completing the International Student Application Form
Please ensure ALL required fields have been completed, including your date of birth and details of all current and completed studies with accurate dates and institutions listed.
When nominating the course you are applying for on your application form please ensure you have selected an intake (Semester 1 or 2) or start date and the campus that you are interested in.
If your course requires you to nominate a major or specialisation, you will be asked for this when completing the form. Information about majors and specialisations is available from the course information http://web.international.utas.edu.au/courses/courseTypes/
If you need to, you can save your on-line application and return to it later to complete it. Simply scroll to the end of the application and click on the save button.
Step 2 - Providing Supporting Documentation
You will be required to provide supporting documentation with your application. Your supporting documents can be scanned and attached to your application when you apply on-line. All applicants must provide the following information:
- Certified* or original academic transcripts with grades and an explanation of the grading system in both the original language and a formal English translation.
- Evidence of your English proficiency, IELTS or TOEFL test report or evidence that you have undertaken an academic study program for a minimum of 2 years over the last 24 months with English as the sole medium of instruction and examination. Please note it is your responsibility to check with DIAC if you will be required to have a particular IELTS score for your student visa application.
- Graduation Certificate in both the original language and a formal English translation.
Depending on the course you select, you may be required to provide additional supporting documentation. At the end of your on-line application, you will be provided with a list of the supporting documentation that is required to support your application. Follow the prompts to attach your supporting documentation to your application.
Assessment of your application cannot begin until you have submitted all the required supporting documentation.
* A certified copy requires you to take your original document and photocopy of the document to a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Declarations. They will then attest that they have sighted the original copy by stamping/signing the copy of the document. You will be required to provide original or certified copies of all your supporting documents prior to accepting your Offer of Enrolment.
Example from International Student Application Form
As you enter each of your post-secondary educational qualifications you will be asked whether you are seeking advanced standing or credit for the qualification. If you answer YES and are “seeking advanced standing/credit for studies already completed” please note the following:
- International Admissions requires a copy of the course syllabus and unit outlines for your completed subjects and this should be included with the application form for assessment. This will help faculty staff to accurately assess the amount of credit to be awarded. If UTAS has an agreement with your institution for credit transfer then it may not be necessary to provide the course syllabus and unit outlines – for confirmation, please contact the International Admissions Office.
- If you wish to apply for credit for units that you are currently enrolled in please include the unit outlines for these units with the application form and your current enrolment record.
- Course syllabus and unit outline details required for credit assessment are outlined below:
IMPORTANT - A credit assessment cannot be completed if all of the above documents are not provided. Application processing will be delayed if documentation is not complete or if a major is not listed on the International Student Application form i.e. Bachelor of Business – Accounting major.
- The grading system used and the minimum pass mark required
- A list of all the subjects/units within the course
- A schedule of when the units are studied (i.e. Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 etc.)
- Information on which units are compulsory and which units are electives
- The length and structure of the course (i.e. 4 units per semester - 2 semesters per year - 3 years in total)
Unit Outline (for each individual unit)
This is usually 3 or 4 pages long and must include:
- A full description of the unit
- The skills the student should have gained by the end of these studies
- A teaching outline (i.e. week-by-week list of topics of lectures)
- Textbook list
- Teaching hours for each unit (i.e. lectures, workshops, tutorials)
- Method of assessment (i.e. a list of all assessment required in this unit)
Note: Course and unit outlines and syllabus documents should be submitted through the on-line application form. You can submit documents with your application, or if you are awaiting final results or if we ask you for further documentatyion you can return to your submitted application form and add further attachments.
Step 4 – Submitting your Application Form to UTAS
Once you have completed your on-line application form click the submit button at the bottom of the page. If you have missed any questions, you will be prompted to complete these before your application will submit. Once your application has been successfully submitted, a submitted application receipt will appear on screen and you will receive an email confirmation. Read this information carefully and keep it in a safe place so that you can return to your application.
If you need to submit a portfolio or other supporting documentation that cannot be uploaded as an attachment, please forward it to the following address:
International Admissions Office
International Admissions Office
|Fax + 61 3 6226 2059||Email International.Admissions@utas.edu.au|
Before contacting the International Admissions office to check on the status of your application, please note the processing times stated below.
Applications received through our new on-line application system with all documentation attached will be assessed within three weeks.
First round offers for programs with quota, including MBBS, Nursing, Pharmacy etc, will be made approximately 3 weeks after the closing date for applications.
Please do not contact staff for a status update until at least 3 weeks have passed from the date of application submission.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time and if you are an education agent, please ensure that your applicants are aware of the current timeframe for assessments.
If an application is successful, an Offer of Enrolment will be emailed to you.
If your application has not been successful, an email will be sent to you. Where possible an alternative study program or pathway program will be offered.
It is recommended that students nominate their second preference of course for assessment on the International Application form.Pathway programs offered by UTAS include English language programs, the Foundation Studies Program and Associate Degrees.
Students can also apply for a “package” Offer of Enrolment if they will start their studies at a vocational level with the Tasmanian Polytechnic and later continue their studies with UTAS.
If you do not meet the English language requirements for direct entry to your UTAS program, you can undertake an English language (ELICOS) program at the UTAS English Language Centre.
Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS)
Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) are awarded based on your academic performance in previous, completed studies. No other application forms are required. Notification of success in receiving the scholarship is made at the time of the Offer of Enrolment.
TIS assessment will not be undertaken until you have provided the International Admissions office with your final results.
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