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Hobart has a cool and temperate climate with four distinct seasons, and shares a similar climate to the UK, New Zealand and Canada.
It experiences mild rainy winters and cool rainy summers. Hobart gets around 570 millimetres of rainfall per year. Summers are generally cool, and winter is mild, but if there is wind then it can get pretty cold during winter. In June and July, cold air sometimes sweeps into the hills and the mountains, enveloping it in blankets of snow and frost. In Winter the temperature can occasionally drop below 0 degrees Celsius at night. The amount of sunshine in Hobart is varied. During summer you could experience up to 8 hours of sunshine, but in the height of winter you wouldonly get about 4 hours of sunshine per day.
Summer (December – February): temperatures range between 11-21 degrees Celsius.. The average ocean temperatures during this time is 15-16 degrees Celsius. Since it isn’t fully sheltered from the Australian deserts, occasional hot winds blow over towards Tasmania in summer, and temperatures can reach as high as 38-40 degrees Celsius.
Autumn (March – May): average temperatures are between 8.9 – 17.3 degrees Celsius. During this time the city is covered in hues of red and yellow.
Winter (June – August): In Winter, the city experiences the coolest temperatures, accompanied by southerly winds from the Antarctic. Mount Wellington is covered in snow during this time and daytime temperatures are between 5-12.3 degrees Celsius, while night time temperatures can drop as low as 3 degrees Celsius.
Spring (September - November): temperatures are between 7.9 – 16.9 degrees Celsius. It is also the wettest period in Hobart.
Hobart is home to several great educational institutions, including one world-class University, offering students a vibrant and multicultural environment to study, work and live.
Hobart’s educational institutions offer students a diverse range of programs and courses in the higher education and VET sector as well as many career-oriented learning opportunities. The city is an excellent hub for vocational education and gives you the opportunity to select from over 375 different qualifications.
Hobart is home to Australia’s second oldest University; The University of Tasmania (UTAS). There are four UTAS campuses across Tasmania as well as 4 TAFEs. The University of Tasmania is ranked amongst the top 2% of Universities worldwide.
More than 1/5th of the student population in Hobart is made up of International students.
The city provides students with a safe and welcoming environment, is very affordable, exudes a vibrant culture and encompasses pristine wilderness and beautiful landscapes.
As a student in Hobart you could never be bored. There are several entertainment options and activities to keep you occupied, from cultural festivals, art galleries and museums, engaging in outdoor sporting activities, hiking, exploring the unique nature and wildlife, beaches, shopping to drinking and dining.
Universities in Tasmania
TAFE’s and Colleges in Tasmania
International students pursuing higher studies in Hobart can work for up to 40 hours per fortnight during the semester and unlimited number of hours during semester holidays.
There are several ways that students can find part-time and casual work in Hobart.