James Cook University

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 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. Scholarship eligibility is automatically assessed during the JCU admissions process. Eligible candidates will receive an offer for their program of study and the International Excellence Scholarship concurrently.

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JCU International Merit Stipend

The JCU International Merit Stipend provides fortnightly payments of A$350 to assist with expenses throughout the duration of study at JCU, providing a strong GPA is maintained. 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 International On-Campus Accommodation Grant

This scholarship aims to support international full degree students living and studying at JCU’s Cairns Nguma-bada campus. Recipients will be passionate about, and interested in, leading on-campus activities during their time at JCU.

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JCU Vice Chancellor's International Student Scholarship

The JCU Vice-Chancellor’s International Student Scholarships provide up to a 100% fee waiver per year for the minimum course duration. 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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James Cook University (JCU)


JCU Brisbane

349 Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia


JCU Cairns

14-88 McGregor Road
Smithfield, Cairns, QLD 4878

JCU Townsville

373 Flinders St, Townsville City QLD 4810, Australia