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James Cook University (JCU) is Australia’s leading university for the Tropics. Offering excellence in
teaching and research, JCU is a vibrant university operating across two countries and three tropical
campuses, with locations in the northern Queensland cities of Cairns and Townsville and in the
city-state of Singapore.
can take full advantage of their university
The JCU International Student Support teams
in Cairns and Townsville provide a full range
of services to international students so that
they are able to make the most of their time
at university. Services include pre-departure
information, temporary accommodation
on arrival, English language support, an
orientation program, organised social
activities, a range of cultural and sporting
clubs to join, assistance in emergencies,
personal wellbeing support, free counselling,
student advice and advocacy, learning skills
and development support, accessibility
services, access to JCU’s Multifaith Chaplaincy
Centre, access to the JCU Student
Association, careers and employment
services, and a returning home program.
JCU offers accommodation services for
Townsville’s on-campus accommodation
applicants, as well as providing information
to students wanting to live off campus. A
range of quality housing is available for rent
near JCU campuses in Cairns and Townsville.
JCU in Cairns and Townsville offers
an extensive range of undergraduate,
postgraduate and research courses.
Study areas include:
• arts, humanities and social work
• business, law and information
• creative media
With degrees accredited by leading
professional organisations, JCU received five
stars in The Good Universities Guide 2016
for graduate success in getting a full-time
job, and was ranked in the top four per
cent of universities worldwide for academic
studies and research*.
JCU has more than 20,000 students
undertaking a wide variety of career-focused
programs across its three main campuses.
More than 6000 international students from
over 100 countries have chosen to make
JCU their study destination.
JCU’s Cairns and Townsville campuses,
both in northern Queensland, Australia, are
located near the Great Barrier Reef Marine
Park and the pristine rainforests of the Wet
and Dry Tropics, giving students the unique
opportunity to bring their studies to life in
a tropical paradise. JCU’s Singapore campus
combines a cosmopolitan and sophisticated
city with Asian traditions and heritage.
JCU Singapore has achieved the highest
level of accreditation from the Singapore
Government, the EduTrust Star.
In addition, JCU’s central Brisbane campus
is operated by Russo Higher Education
and provides quality undergraduate and
postgraduate courses to international
JCU strives to create a student-centered
learning environment where students
• engineering and planning
• health care, rehabilitation and
• medicine, dentistry and pharmacy
• public health
• science, including marine biology and
• veterinary science.
Students learn from dedicated staff who
design their courses to include hands-on
experience. JCU courses offer field trips,
professional placements and real-world
projects that give students the skills they
need for the global workforce. Small
class sizes ensure students have academic
support throughout their studies.
Students who meet the academic entry
requirements for entry into a JCU degree, but
not the English language entry requirements,
may receive a packaged offer consisting of a
period of academic English language studies,
plus an offer into the JCU degree.
JCU is recognised as one of the world’s
leading research universities in the Tropics
and is a member of the national alliance,
Innovative Research Universities (IRU). The
university’s extensive research capabilities
give undergraduate and postgraduate
students the opportunity to experience
ready access to spectacular and diverse
*Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao
Tong University, Academic Ranking of World
**JCU is the most-cited research institution in
the world for coral reef science (ISI Essential
Science Indicators 2008–13).
Please contact: Future Students
Mail: James Cook University, Townsville,
Queensland, 4811 AUSTRALIA
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