James Cook University (JCU)

James Cook University (JCU)


We provide career-focused courses and leading research excellence, and our students participate in hands-on learning in unique and spectacular locations including the Australian Outback and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed rainforests of the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll explore, discover, grow and make unforgettable memories.

JCU's main campuses are located in North Queensland, a remarkable region which features an extraordinary combination of one of the oldest Indigenous cultures, a stunning tropical climate, sustainable environments and a multicultural population. If your goal is to obtain a world-class degree and excel in your chosen field, we have a course for you.

# 1
in Australia for sustainable education - 2023 QS Sustainability Rankings
# 1
in Queensland for median graduate salary - 2024 Good Universities Guide
TOP 100
worldwide for earth & marine sciences, environmental sciences - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
Five stars for learner engagement - 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Science & Maths
TOP 2 %
of universities in the world - 2023 Shanghai Ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities

James Cook University (JCU)


James Cook University (JCU)


JCU Australia Awards Scholarships

Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term awards administered by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that aim to contribute to the development needs of Australia's partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements. Application for this scholarship is by invitation only, to international students enrolling in eligible programs, with a weighted average mark (WAM) of 85% or higher. Students must meet the terms and conditions of the scholarship.

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JCU Australian Institute of Marine Science Scholarships

AIMS and JCU have a long and rich collaboration history, together generating knowledge and solutions to issues around marine biodiversity, sustainable development, and management of coral reefs, coasts and river catchments. Scholarship eligibility is automatically assessed during the admissions process. Eligible candidates will receive an offer for their program of study and the International Merit Stipend concurrently.

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JCU Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Scholarships

JCU Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Scholarships for HDR candidates (Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy) are awarded annually on a competitive basis to the most outstanding applicants.

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JCU International Excellence Scholarship

The JCU International Excellence Scholarship provides a 25% tuition fee reduction throughout the entire duration of approved full degree study programs, provided recipients maintain a strong GPA each semester. The International Excellence Scholarship is for eligible high achieving students from the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, Ghana and Middle East.

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James Cook University (JCU)



JCU Brisbane

349 Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia

James Cook University (JCU)

JCU Cairns

14-88 McGregor Road
Smithfield, Cairns, QLD 4878


JCU Townsville

373 Flinders St, Townsville City QLD 4810, Australia