Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, it is well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre and beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond. Hobart has a population of 220,000 (City of Hobart, 2018).
Hobart is home to a range of quality educational institutions, including world-class universities, and presents a culturally vibrant environment to live and study.
Studying in Hobart
Hobart is a relatively smaller city compared to major capital cities in Australia but offers quality education and world-class educational institutions. Students will find a range of career-oriented learning opportunities and courses through a range of preparatory and pathway programs, both within VET and higher education.
Hobart provides a right mix of international students and a local population that creates an opportunity for students to experience local life, make new friends, and practice their language skills. Hobart provides a safe, welcoming, and modern environment where students can enjoy their student life. Regardless of your current knowledge or skills, Hobart is the perfect place for you to start your educational journey.
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Living in Hobart
Hobart offers an affordable alternative to other Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne and is very easy to get around – there are no traffic jams or pollution for students travelling from their home to schools, colleges, universities, restaurants and shops.
- Home to safe and welcoming communities
- A vibrant place with an unparalleled cultural and food scene
- An affordable study destination
- A place of beautiful landscapes and pristine wilderness
- An open and diverse population
Hobart is a safe and secure destination; students walk freely in the evenings and the region has settled weather with four distinct seasons.
Accommodation options while studying in Tasmania
While studying in Hobart, you can choose to live with a local home-stay family, in student accommodation or in shared housing. Whichever option you choose, there are lots of opportunities to practice your English and access to extra support while settling into your new life.
In Hobart, and Tasmania as a whole, there is a large range of extra-curricular activities on offer to international students. Whether it is joining a sports club, participating in a cultural festival, visiting a museum, shopping or exploring the beautiful natural environment and scenery, you will always find something interesting to do.
Travelling to Tasmania takes 50 minutes from Melbourne and 1.5 hours from Sydney by plane. There are 4 airline carriers flying to Tasmania with more than 10 flights each day, which makes Tasmania very accessible to students.
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