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We make sure that every student has a hands-on education that’s filled with adventure.
As a university, we’re dedicated to providing every student with a hands-on education and an unforgettable adventure. From our vibrant cities to the stillness of our World Heritage-listed wilderness, our island is a place of contrasts – and we embrace its character in everything we do.

International Pathway College

University of Tasmania International Pathway College delivers a range of bridging programs to enable international students to pathway from their home country into an undergraduate degree. The International Pathway College is based at the Sandy Bay campus in Hobart.

Programs are available in three categories:

  • Foundation Studies programs enable international students to gain direct entry to a University of Tasmania undergraduate degree.
  • First Year Diplomas enable international students to directly enter the second year of their chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Tasmania.
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Studies is a pathway that offers students without a first degree the opportunity to complete a postgraduate qualification in business and enhance their management skills within a two-year time frame.

Successful completion of each program is subject to students meeting necessary progression requirements. Further details about each program are available on their course listing page, or in the prospectus, downloadable below.

Program 2024 Intakes Duration Articulates to Age Minimum
Foundation Studies Program – Standard February, June, October 8-9 months (Two semesters) Most undergraduate degrees 17
Foundation Studies Program – Fast-track February, June, October 4-5 months (One semester) Most undergraduate degrees 17
International First Year Diploma – Business February, June, October 8-9 months (Two semesters) Year 2 of Bachelor of Business 17
International First Year Diploma – Science-ICT February, June, October 8-9 months (Two semesters) Year 2 of Bachelor of Science 17
Graduate Certificate in Business Studies February, June, October 4-5 months (One semester) Any Business-related
Masters Degree (18-24 months)

2024 University of Tasmania International Pathway College Prospectus is available to download

Study Period Orientation Classes start Census Classes finish End of exams
IPC Semester 1 20 – 21 February 2024 26 February 19 March 31 May 7 June
IPC Semester 2 18  – 19  June 2024 24 June 15 July 20 September 27 September
IPC Semester 3 8  – 9 October 2024 14 October 4 November 24 January 2025 31 January 2025

More information about Orientation Day

Programs at the International Pathway College are delivered by UP Education, an education provider that partners with leading universities in Australia and New Zealand to provide learning pathways for international students, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to excel at English-language universities.

The collaboration between the University of Tasmania and UP Education will provide you with the foundation to be successful in our comprehensive range of world-class offerings. UP Education is internationally known for its specialist language courses and university entrance qualifications, with over 14,000 students across 50 campuses in New Zealand and Australia.

Pathway scholarships

We believe that university is an enriching experience that should be open to everyone, regardless of their background. We offer international students a range of scholarships across all areas of study. 

Explore our scholarships and learn how to apply today.

Our whole island is your campus

The University of Tasmania International Pathway College is located in the beachside suburb of Sandy Bay, five minutes’ drive south of the city centre. The campus is close to shops, transport, accommodation and entertainment. 

When you’re in one of the world’s most amazing places, you need to get outside, explore and live while you learn.

A great student lifestyle

Whether you’re Tassie born and bred, or you’re joining us from interstate or overseas, we know that when you become part of our University community, you’re on your way to something amazing.

We will do whatever we can to make your Uni experience exactly what you need it to be: An adventure to the career you want.