Number of students: 11,491

Number of students by staff: 21.2

Percentage of international students: 11%

Female to male ratio: 63 : 37

Fee per year (AU$) (international students): 30,000 (University) / 29,200 (Foundation)

Entry requirement and English language requirements (Hong Kong specific):

University – Demonstrate IELTS 6.0
HKDSE average of four core subjects plus two other
subjects with minimum score 2.6

Foundation – Diploma – Engineering/Science/Technology
10 points combined total of the best 5 subjects including 4 core subjects.
Diploma – Health (Nursing Pathway)
11 points combined total of the best 5 subjects including 4 core subjects.
Core subjects: Chinese, English, Liberal Studies and Mathematics

James Cook University (JCU) is a leader in teaching and research that addresses the critical challenges facing the Tropics. Our Australian campuses in Cairns and Townsville are on the doorstep of some of the world’s most spectacular environments: the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics, the savannahs of Cape York Peninsula and the deserts of the arid outback. Our footprint extends beyond northern Queensland to include our Singapore campus, which combines research and teaching and demonstrates our commitment to the Asian region and internationalisation, particularly in the Tropics. 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. We are proud of our strong links with rural, remote and indigenous communities, and we are dedicated to ensuring that our teaching, learning and research delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of our area. JCU’s staff and students conduct research in the following areas: environmental science and management, fisheries sciences, geochemistry, geology, evolutionary biology, plant biology, zoology, tourism, inorganic chemistry, oceanography, physical geography and environmental geoscience, biochemistry and cell biology, genetics, materials engineering, immunology, neurosciences, nursing, specialist studies in education, anthropology, human geography, linguistics and historical studies. There are specialist centres and institutes based at JCU that serve as hubs for research and innovation. Infrastructure such as our Orpheus Island Research Station and the Daintree Rainforest Observatory add to the quality of the learning and research experience.

Foundation Course
Diploma of Health (Nursing Pathway)
Diploma of Higher Education
Diploma of Science [Pathway]
Diploma of Technology [Pathway]

Bachelor of Advanced Science
Bachelor of Arts
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
Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science
Bachelor of Business-Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Business-Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Honours)
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Bachelor of Education ( Primary )
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Environmental Practice
Bachelor of Geology
Bachelor of Health Science (Physician Assistant)
Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
Bachelor of Marine Science
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-Registration]
Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-Registration] [External]
Bachelor of Nursing Science-Bachelor of Midwifery
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Planning
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science-Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Technology and Innovation
Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Bachelor of Veterinary Science


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