Location Townsville,Australia Facilities
Funding Type Public No of Students
Type HE Institution / College Scholarship
Year of Establishment 1970 Marketing Material

James Cook University

1. Overview of the institution

Established in 1970, James Cook University (JCU) has expanded into a multi-campus institution and has been rated in the top 4% of the world’s tertiary institutions. The university is committed to a brighter future through innovations and by producing graduates that make a difference.

As a part of its dedication to research, JCU conducts internationally recognised and nationally significant research in areas like marine sciences, biodiversity, tropical ecology and environment, global warming, tourism, and tropical medicine and public health care in under-served populations.

2. Location and facilities

JCU has its main campus in the tropical cities of Cairns & Townsville, Australia, and in Singapore. The unique locations surrounded by the breathtaking ecosystems of the wet tropics and the Great Barrier Reef, gives students an unparalleled study environment. 

Students are exposed to a number of student services at JCU. Some of these include counselling services, international student support, university library, wireless zones, 24- hour computer labs, state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities as well as a multi-faith chaplaincy. Students are also offered free airport pick-up to their accommodation.

3. Departments/Subject areas

  • Science

  • Medicine and Health

  • Law

  • Psychology and Social work

  • Education

  • Nursing

  • Business and IT

  • Creative arts

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Sustainability

  • Engineering 

  • Veterinary Sciences

4. Scholarships

Universities, Corporations and Governments recognise a threshold in the population that may absolutely deserve accessibility to high quality education or at least an opportunity to compete on common grounds and hence often invest greatly into broadening opportunities for the less fortunate through scholarships and other means of financial aid. With extensive partnerships with colleges worldwide, we have all necessary resources to match talent with study overseas scholarships.

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6. Careers: Unique student support

JCU Careers & Employment offers a wide range of career services and resources for its students as well as recent graduates. The Careers Hubs service for the students provides them with services like counselling, job search support including job application appointments, job vacancies advertised on Career Hub as well workshops that deal with employer information sessions and events.