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  • The second-oldest University of Queensland, James Cook University, is a public university in North Queensland.
  • James Cook University shortly referred to as JCU, is one of Australia's leading universities known for its excellence in teaching and research.
  • James Cook University has three vibrant campuses located across two countries Cairns and Townsville in Australia and the city-state of Singapore also, the University has study centers in Mount Isa, Mackay, Thursday Island and Rockhampton.
  • University's research fields focus on the field of environmental sciences, agricultural Science, biology and mathematics, earth science and veterinary sciences, Science of medicine, health and technology.
  • James Cook University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in its vast range of study areas such as:
    • Allied Health and Pharmacy
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Business, Law and Finance
    • Marine Science
    • Medicine and Dentistry
    • Nursing and Midwifery
    • Pathways and Preparation
    • Planning, Development and the Environment
    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
    • Society and Culture
    • Sport and Exercise Science
    • Teaching and Education
    • Tourism
    • Veterinary and Animal Science

Colleges at James Cook University

  • College of Arts, Society and Education
  • College of Business, Law and Governance
  • College of Healthcare Science
  • College of Medicine and Dentistry
  • College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • College of Indigenous Education and Research Centre

Why study at James Cook University ?

  • The Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021 places James Cook University amongst the Top 250 universities globally and among Australia's top 15 universities.
  • James Cook University's research is amongst the Top 10 highly cites research communities, and 83% of the University's research fields are stated as world-class or even higher.
  • Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2021 ranks James Cook University amongst the Top 100 Universities in the world for UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • James Cook University is globally ranked No. 1 for its Marine and Freshwater Biology teachings by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021.
  • The Good University Guide 2021 rated the James Cook University with 5-starts for full-time employment and social equity

James Cook, Singapore

  • The University's Singapore campus was established in 2003 as the first international campus located at Sims Drive, offering the same programs and quality education as James Cook University, Australia.
  • James Cook University, Singapore, is awarded the higher accreditation by the Singaporean Government, the EduTrust Star.
  • Singapore City is known for its high living standards and is considered the safest city, making it an ideal study destination.
  • The Singapore Campus offers degrees in the following study area: Business, Information Technology, Psychology, Education, Accounting, Arts, Aquaculture, Environmental Science, Game Design, Tourism and Hospitality.
  • The Singapore Campus also offers Higher Programs by the Research programs such as Doctor and Master of Philosophy and pathway programs.

James Cook, Townsville

  • Located towards the north-eastern coast of Australia, the largest tropical city, Townsville is home to another campus of James Cook University.
  • James Cook University's Townsville campus was established in 1986 between lush green buses and parkland, 13 kilometers away from the central city. The campus has more than 1300 students.
  • The Townville Campus is home to more than 1500 international students, and the campus has on-campus accommodation.
  • The campus offers quality teaching and research, which includes a medical precinct. The campus offers access to the gymnasium, swimming pool, squash courts and on-campus sporting facilities.

James Cook University, Cairns

  • James Cook University's other campus is housed in Cairns city, located towards the north of Queensland coast. Cairns is just two to three hours away from Brisbane and Sydney.
  • The Cairns campus of James Cook University enrolls 4,200 students, which include 500 international students.
  • The campus is near popular northern beaches suburbs, surrounded by picturesque environment mountains and beaches, just 15 km towards the north of the Cairns city Centre.
  • The campus is well connected via bus services and has a shopping complex and restaurants in close proximity.


James Cook University offers a range of scholarships for international students such as:

JCU International Excellence Scholarship

  • JCU International Excellence Scholarship is for international students enrolling in full-time courses of James Cook University except the following: Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor in Veterinary Science, Master of Engineering and online programs. Students apply automatically during the admission process.
  • The Scholarship offers a 25% of reduction in the tuition fee for the duration of the course.

JCU International Student Merit Stipend

  • JCU International Student Merit Stipend is for international students enrolling in full-time courses of James Cook University except the following: Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor in Veterinary Science, Master of Engineering and online programs. Students apply automatically during the admission process.
  • JCU International Students Merit Stipend offers students with $700 monthly stipend for assistance with expenses throughout the course at JCU if the students maintain a strong GPA.

JCU College Pathways Scholarship

  • The Pathways scholarship of JCU is available for international students pursuing diploma courses in Engineering, Health, Science and Technology.
  • JCU College Pathways Scholarship offers a 25% of reduction in tuition fees. Students are automatically considered for the Scholarship at the time of application.

JCU College Progression Scholarship

  • International students are eligible for the JCU College of Progression Scholarship if the student switches from diploma course to bachelor course in James Cook University with GPA higher than 4.5.

JCU Research Scholarship

  • The James Cook University Research Scholarship is for international students enrolling in JCU's research degree at the Master or Doctoral level.

Scholarships offered by the external organizations at Jame Cook University:

  • Australia Awards Scholarships
  • CONICYT Scholarship
  • SENESCYT Scholarship
  • Australian Embassy Scholarships
  • Pronabec Scholarship
  • American Australian Association Fellowships


Pathway Programs

  • English Language Preparatory Program
  • Pre - University Foundation Program
  • Pre - University Foundation Program Extended
  • Diploma in Higher Education (Business Studies, Information Technology and Psychological Science).


  • Bachelor of Business majoring in
    • Tourism Management
    • International Business
    • Marketing
    • Sports and Event Management
    • Management
    • Accounting
    • Financial Management
    • Accounting
    • Financial Management
    • Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Education


  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Master of Planning and Urban Design
  • Master of Guidance and Counselling
  • Master of Psychology



Living on-campus is an affordable and safer alternative altogether, and it offers students various exposure and family-like environments. Students have opportunities to interact with fellow students from various backgrounds and countries. It is advised for first year's students to live on-campus to avoid the feeling of homesickness. Following are the on-campus accommodation options available at James Cook University's campuses:

Townsville Campus

James Cook University's Townsville Campus has the following five residential halls:

  • George Roberts Hall
  • Rotary International House
  • Saints Catholic Colleges
  • The John Flynn College
  • University Hall

Cairns Campus

James Cook University's Cairns has two accommodation options by University:

  • John Grey Hall in the Cairns's Smithfield Campus
  • Student Lodge located across the road at Smithfield Campus

Singapore Campus

Singapore campus of James Cook University assists students with their accommodation process by helping them in finding suitable accommodation according to student's budget.


For students willing to live independently, off-campus accommodation is the best option. There are various rental options available for students. Following are the alternatives available for off-campus accommodation:

  • Shared accommodation: If the student wants to live independently and wants to interact with other people, then share accommodation is the right choice.
  • Rental: Various rental options are available for students. It advises that students willing to rent accommodation must arrive prior to 0-week before see and finalize the property before signing the lease.
  • Homestays: Students can also look for living with local families.