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JCU Established: 1969

James Cook University

1 James Cook Dr, Douglas QLD 4811, Australia

Australia's James Cook University is surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. This unique location enables students from Australia and overseas to study in a diverse physical environment unparalleled by any university in the world.

  • 15,000-19,999
    Total Students
  • 12%
    International Students
  • AUD 19,150
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • AUD 16,818
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 22.5
    Students Per Staff
  • Yes
    Financial Aid

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Overview

Ranked in the top two percent of the world's tertiary institutions by the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, James Cook University is dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.

Offering excellence in teaching and research, JCU is a vibrant, mulit-campus university with its main sites in the tropical Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns and an international campus in Singapore. There are over 300 programs available to international students to study at JCU.

Our Singapore campus offers both international and Australian JCU students the opportunity to study in South East Asia’s commercial, technological and academic hub. JCU also has a presence in Brisbane, with a campus operated by Russo Higher Education, providing courses to international students on behalf of JCU. In support of our tropical agenda, our teaching and research is focused on four themes: tropical ecosystems and environment; industries and economies in the tropics; people and societies in the Tropics; and tropical health, medicine and biosecurity. JCU engages with all its communities, businesses and industry to promote a sustainable region that is socially inclusive.

Specialties: Tropical Ecosystems and Environment, Industries and Economies in the Tropics, Peoples and Societies in the Tropics, and Tropical Health, Medicine and Biosecurity

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 80% Students
  • AUD 31,063 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • 20% Students
  • AUD 31,325 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at James Cook University

Bachelor's

  • Bachelor of Advanced Science
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Human Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Modern Languages
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Multimedia Journalism and Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Politics and International Relations
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business, majoring in Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Business, majoring in Business Intelligence and Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Business, majoring in Economics
  • Bachelor of Business, majoring in Financial Management
  • Bachelor of Business, majoring in Governance, Business and Society
  • Bachelor of Business, majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Business, majoring in Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Business, majoring in International Business
  • Bachelor of Business, majoring in Management
  • Bachelor of Business, majoring in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business, majoring in Sports and Events Management
  • Bachelor of Business-Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Business-Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts and Media, majoring in Design
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts and Media, majoring in Media Arts
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts and Media, majoring in Music, Sound and Moving Image
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts and Media, majoring in Photography
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Education ( Primary )
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Education Professional Development
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), majoring in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), majoring in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), majoring in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), majoring in Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), majoring in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Environmental Practice
  • Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical)
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Marine Science
  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science [External]
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science-Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Planning
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science, majoring in Aquaculture Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, majoring in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science, majoring in Earth Science
  • Bachelor of Science, majoring in Marine Biology
  • Bachelor of Science, majoring in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science, majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science, majoring in Zoology and Ecology
  • Bachelor of Science-Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Diploma

  • Diploma of Higher Education (Business)
  • Diploma of Higher Education, majoring in Business Studies
  • Diploma of Higher Education, majoring in Engineering and Applied Science
  • Diploma of Higher Education, majoring in General Studies
  • Diploma of Higher Education, majoring in Health
  • Diploma of Higher Education, majoring in Information Technology
  • Diploma of Higher Education, majoring in Science
  • Diploma of Higher Education, majoring in Society and Culture

Master's

  • Master of Business Administration (Leadership)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration-Master of Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Master of Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Master of Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Master of Data Science
  • Master of Development Practice
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Education, majoring in Global Contexts
  • Master of Education, majoring in Leadership and Management
  • Master of Education, majoring in Sustainability
  • Master of Guidance and Counselling
  • Master of Health Professional Education
  • Master of Information Technology - Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Information Technology, majoring in Business Informatics
  • Master of Information Technology, majoring in Computing and Networking
  • Master of Information Technology, majoring in Interactive Technologies and Games Design
  • Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management - Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Medical Science
  • Master of Midwifery
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health
  • Master of Planning and Urban Design
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Professional Accounting-Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Rehabilitation
  • Master of Rural and Remote Medicine
  • Master of Science (Professional)
  • Master of Science, majoring in Aquaculture Science and Technology
  • Master of Science, majoring in Environmental Earth Science
  • Master of Science, majoring in Fisheries Science and Management
  • Master of Science, majoring in Marine Biology
  • Master of Science, majoring in Natural Resource Management
  • Master of Science, majoring in Protected Area Management
  • Master of Science, majoring in Tropical Biology and Conservation
  • Master of Social Science, majoring in Asia-Pacific Governance and Development
  • Master of Social Science, majoring in Environment and Heritage
  • Master of Social Science, majoring in Indigenous Studies
  • Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)
  • Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
  • Master of Tropical Animal Science
  • Master of Tropical Veterinary Science

Certificate

  • Graduate Certificate of Accounting
  • Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval
  • Graduate Certificate of Biomedical Sciences
  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
  • Graduate Certificate of Career Development
  • Graduate Certificate of Catholic Education
  • Graduate Certificate of Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Graduate Certificate of Data Science
  • Graduate Certificate of Development Practice
  • Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education
  • Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance
  • Graduate Certificate of Education for Sustainability
  • Graduate Certificate of Health Economics
  • Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education
  • Graduate Certificate of Infection Control
  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate of Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Pharmaceutical Public Health
  • Graduate Certificate of Planning and Indigenous Communities
  • Graduate Certificate of Public Health
  • Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation
  • Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies]
  • Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Health and Medicine]
  • Graduate Certificate of Science
  • Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine
  • Graduate Certificate of Tropical Animal Science
  • Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science

Diploma

  • Graduate Diploma of Accounting
  • Graduate Diploma of Advanced Accounting
  • Graduate Diploma of Biomedical Sciences
  • Graduate Diploma of Data Science
  • Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology
  • Graduate Diploma of Development Practice
  • Graduate Diploma of Economics
  • Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education
  • Graduate Diploma of Medical Science
  • Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
  • Graduate Diploma of Nursing
  • Graduate Diploma of Orthodontics
  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation
  • Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies]
  • Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Health and Medicine]
  • Graduate Diploma of Rural and Remote Medicine
  • Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice
  • Graduate Diploma of Science
  • Graduate Diploma of Social Science
  • Graduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy
  • Graduate Diploma of Tropical Animal Science
  • Graduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science

Research

  • Master of Philosophy (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies)
  • Master of Philosophy (Architecture and Building)
  • Master of Philosophy (Creative Arts)
  • Master of Philosophy (Education)
  • Master of Philosophy (Engineering and Related Technologies)
  • Master of Philosophy (Health)
  • Master of Philosophy (Information Technology)
  • Master of Philosophy (Management and Commerce)
  • Master of Philosophy (Medical and Molecular Sciences)
  • Master of Philosophy (Natural and Physical Sciences)
  • Master of Philosophy (Society and Culture)

PhD Research

  • Doctor of Education [Research]
  • Doctor of Health Professional Education [Research]
  • Doctor of Medical Education [Research]
  • Doctor of Medicine [Research]
  • Doctor of Pharmacy [Research]
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Building)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Arts)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and Related Technologies)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Health)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Management and Commerce)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Medical and Molecular Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Natural and Physical Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Society and Culture)
  • Doctor of Philosophy [Prior Publication]
  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
  • Doctor of Public Health [Research]
  • Doctor of Tropical Environmental Management [Research]

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.0
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 79
  • TOEFL (Masters) 90

Academic Life

  • 62 : 38
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 4,000-4,499
    Employees
  • Suburban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
    Entity
  • Religious affiliation
    None

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