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James Cook University (Australia)

Queensland, Australia
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,109 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students Contact the university / college
Institution type Private

About James Cook University (Australia)

James Cook University (JCU) Australia is currently one of the top 2% of the world’s universities and therefore, makes it a well and internationally recognised institution. JCU Australia is highly committed to carrying out an extensive amount of significant research projects that are both practical locally and on a global platform. Several of these institutions include study areas such as marine sciences, tropical ecology and environments, tourism, and the list simply goes on.

Due to the fact that it has many campuses located in strategic locations worldwide, JCU Australia is intent on building a friendly relationship with their students of different backgrounds, promoting their respective cultural and experiential aspect of each student and the culture that they carry. Their degree courses, as well as master’s degree, comprise of Arts, Business, Pharmacy, Engineering, Education, and many more. These course programmes are designed to ensure that the student population can cater to the working industry upon their graduation.

Campus information

Townsville Campus

  • Around 11,500 students study at JCU Townsville, including over 1,500 international students.
  • The campus is located in the suburb of Douglas, in a 386-hectare natural bush and parkland setting, 13 kilometres (8 miles) from the central business district.
  • JCU Townsville houses teaching and research facilities, the main JCU library, cafés, bars, fitness and sporting facilities and a wealth of student clubs and societies. Around 1,400 students live on campus in colleges and halls of residence, giving the campus a true community atmosphere.
  • Townsville is Australia’s largest tropical city with a population of around 190,000. It’s a thriving coastal city and port, and a stepping-off point for visiting the Great Barrier Reef. The resort regions of the Whitsunday Islands and Mission Beach are within easy reach, as are historic outback towns such as Charters Towers.

Cairns Campus

  • Over 4,000 students study at JCU Cairns, including about 380 international students.
  • The campus location is spectacular – surrounded on three sides by rainforest-covered mountains. Located near the northern beaches in the suburb of Smithfield, the campus is 15 kilometres (9 miles) north of the city centre.
  • JCU Cairns houses state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities in an attractive setting. Facilities include an impressive library and information technology building, health science and science laboratories, student refectory, café, licensed bar, gym, sporting oval and basketball court.
  • With over two million visitors annually, Cairns is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. Attractions include two World Heritage natural environments – the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Wet Tropics ancient rainforests; nearby resort regions include Port Douglas and Mission Beach; the picturesque Atherton Tablelands and outback Queensland are within easy reach.

JCU Brisbane

  • With a modern campus in the heart of the Brisbane central business district, JCU Brisbane offers bachelor degrees and postgraduate programs in business and information technology for international students.
  • Brisbane is the capital of Queensland. It is the third largest and fastest growing city in Australia with a population of 2.15 million people. With its subtropical climate, good lifestyle, picturesque river precinct, modern shopping, cultural and entertainment options, Brisbane is one of Australia's most liveable cities.

JCU Singapore Campus

  • JCU Singapore has achieved the highest level of accreditation from the Singapore Government, the EduTrust Star.
  • Singapore is a distinctive place. With a total land area of just 646 square kilometres, it is a compact country brimming with the vibrancy of over 4 million people.
  • Singapore has a warm and humid climate all year-round, with temperatures ranging from 23 to 33 degrees centigrade. Sunshine is the norm, with occasional rain, especially during the year-end periods.



On Campus

  • Full-board $296 - $435
  • Self-catering $218 - $238

Off Campus

  • 1 bedroom flat/unit $230 - $275
  • 2 bedroom flat/unit $295 - $350
  • 3 bedroom flat/unit $320 - $350
  • 4 bedroom house $430 - $465
  • 2 bedroom townhouse $280


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Agriculture Studies 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Health and Medicine 3 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Law 1 Mass Communication & Media 2


Reviews 2

A little outdated but a well equipped campus. Lots of upgrades going on around the place, should be awesome in a couple of years time!
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Current student. I think it's a great university with friendly helpful staff & teachers. They're always doing renovations and making the campus more modern and aesthetic. Woolies closed replaced by supa IGA which is very convenient for us. The library has lots of high performance computers and quie…
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