James Cook University (JCU) is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics, and is ranked in the top 4% of the world’s tertiary institutions by the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Our modern campuses in Cairns and Townsville house excellent teaching facilities including one of the best regional libraries in Australia. As a leading research university, JCU offers highly qualified staff and quality courses.
JCU’s spectacular location alongside two World Heritage environments – the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics – is a bonus for our students. Northern Queensland is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, with a fantastic range of leisure activities. Cairns and Townsville are thriving coastal cities in some of the fastest growing regions in Australia. For our international students JCU offers a unique study experience in the “Real Australia”, where students can experience a true Australian lifestyle, culture, language immersion and a low cost of living in a more personalised classroom setting.
Our academics are highly qualified, often world-leaders in their fields, and accessible. The study experience at JCU consistently gains a 5-star rating by our graduates in the Good University Guides. JCU is recognised for providing a student centred learning environment.
JCU prides itself on its excellent support services for students, to ensure they achieve their best in their studies. Services include: international student advisers, accommodation service, careers and employment service, study skills centres, counselling service and English language centres. There are over 300 degree programs available to international students at JCU.
Courses are available in:
- arts and humanities
- creative arts
- health sciences
- information technology
- marine biology
- social sciences