Why Choose JCU
James Cook University
A brighter future for life in the tropics, world-wide
Named after the British explorer Captain James Cook, JCU is Australia’s leading tropical research university and Queensland’s second oldest university. Offering excellence in teaching and research, JCU is a vibrant three-campus university with main campus locations in the tropical Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns and the city-state of Singapore. Total student enrolments are more than 20,000 and growing, including over 6,000 international students from 100 countries. There are over 300 programs available to international students to study at JCU.
Graduates and discoveries that make a difference
James Cook University is about people and place, and we adopt new methods, new approaches and new technologies to help our students develop the skills, abilities and knowledge base they need to succeed. We bring a diverse array of knowledge, skills and experience through our staff and the broader community to fulfil the potential of our university.