James Cook University


James Cook University was established on 1961 as a public university situated in North Queensland. Presently its best known for it’s focus on marine sciences which has granted it many international recognitions.

It also counts with it’s own branch in Singapore, which saw it’s opening in the year 2003, granting it a strong presence in both countries.

Programs Offered

Some of the programs currently offered by James Cook University in Australia are:

  • Advanced Science 
  • Arts 
  • Business 
  • Business and Environmental Science 
  • Psychological Science 
  • Clinical Sciences 
  • Dental 
  • Education Professional Development 
  • Environmental Practice 
  • Information Technology 
  • Medical Laboratory 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Social Work 
  • Technology and Innovation 

Additionally students interested in the Singapore branch of James Cook University can find programs organized in the following categories:

  • Pathway Programs 
  • Accounting 
  • Business Courses 
  • Early Childhood Education Courses 
  • Environmental Science Courses 
  • Games Design Courses 
  • Information Technology Courses 
  • Psychology 
  • Arts 
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management Courses 
  • Higher Degrees by Research 
  • Higher Degrees by Research 
  • Planning and Urban Design

Admission requirements

As a university in Queensland applications to James Cook University are handled through QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre), all courses have a corresponding QTAC code that can be used on their website, to apply the student must prove their English language proficiency and reach the minimum OP or Rank requirement specified in their course.

Student Life

Across both countries James Cook University is an institution dedicated to bring it’s student body the pbest possible experience while they pursue their career goals, accommodation for international students or those from outside town is easily arranged by their accommodation providers, in the case of Australia, Townsville provides the life of a tropical city with the commodities and lower prices of a smaller town, making the student experience even more welcoming.

Part-time work

James Cook University counts with various employment opportunities for it’s students, some are even available on campus, furthermore all students have access to CareerHub, an online tool to find jobs listings, and it even counts with an email newsletter for an even higher level of comfort.


For Australian and New Zealand Citizens and Permanente Visa Holders: On average $1,000 per subject, with a maximum possible amount of $11,150 per year.

For International Students: On average $35,000 per year.


With the 377th place in the world ranking of universities, James Cook University is currently 20th best university in Australia, with it’s Singapore branch ranked at 12th for the country, additionally James Cook University is ranked 1st in the world for Marine and Freshwater Biology.

University Contact

Address:  1 James Cook Dr, Douglas QLD 4814, Australia
149 Sims Dr, Singapur 387380

Phone: 1800 246 446
+65 6709 3888

Email: enquiries@jcu.edu.au.


James Cook University has made a name for itself when it comes to the environmental and marine sciences, and is one of the first picks to have in mind for students looking to study in those areas, nonetheless all of it’s education is certified and it’s wide array of courses means there is a program for everybody in it.

Potential students for James Cook University Singapore should keep in mind that all degree certification is awarded from James Cook University Australia itself, granting an international level of education without the need to physically be present in Australia.