Take the stress out of your JCU international student application with our step-by-step guide. Ensure you’re fully equipped to seize this opportunity for a unique study experience. Below is everything you need to apply, from course selection through to accepting your university offer.
Undergraduate or Postgraduate Coursework degrees
Apply direct to JCU or through an authorised agent
There are several decisions to make before applying to JCU and many other things to consider. Follow our step-by-step process for preparing and submitting your application.
Browse JCU's extensive range of study options to find one that suits you. Then decide on your preferred undergraduate or postgraduate course, based on your previous studies and academic results.
Some courses have different application dates, so please check your course details for the due dates that apply.
Please use the filters below to view the application deadline corresponding to your chosen course and nationality.
We recommend you apply as early as possible. These dates are indicative only and may vary depending on estimated visa processing times. Applications may be considered for the following intake if they are not completed prior to the due date.
These are requirements for you to demonstrate you're visiting Australia temporarily to study and not just to secure ongoing residency in Australia.
Gaining GTE approval requires applicants to:
Show how your chosen course is in line with your previous and/ or current education and employment history
Meet the academic and English requirements for entry into your course of study
Explain gaps (if any) in education or career history and provide evidence if requested
Provide evidence of your financial capability to cover the costs of undertaking your course of study
Demonstrate your intention to return to your home country after your studies.
Important information for applicants who have received an offer that is conditional upon meeting GTE requirements
If you've received a conditional offer that depends on meeting Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements, it's crucial you get in touch with your authorised Education Agent without delay. Your Agent can provide valuable guidance and assistance for the next steps in this process.
To fulfill your GTE assessment, you might need to provide additional financial documents and a Statement of Purpose. Additionally, an interview may be required before you can officially accept the offer.
Rest assured, your Education Agent can help you prepare all the necessary paperwork and provide support throughout the process. They will stay updated and keep you informed about the outcome. Please be aware that processing times may be longer during peak periods.
People in some countries must apply to JCU through an authorised agent.
If your country appears in the list of results, you’ll need to apply through an agent. Otherwise, you’ll submit your application directly to JCU.
Please enter the first few letters of your country name into the search bar and click the 'Search' button.
All applicants must include the following documents in their application:
A. Academic Transcripts
You must include all transcripts for any studies you have undertaken in secondary school and beyond.
list all subjects undertaken and grades achieved;
be printed on the official letterhead of the institution; and
be digital academic statements (not scanned photocopies of original hard copy documents).
B. Graduation certificates/official awards (unless your official academic transcripts clearly state your degree/qualification conferral).
These are to be the official awards and provided in both the original language and English. You must submit a copy for each qualification, unless your official academic transcripts clearly state your degree or qualification conferral.
State the full title of qualification;
List the date of completion;
Include the name of graduate; and
Be printed on the official paper or letterhead of the institution.
C. Evidence of English Language Proficiency(if applicable)
Each degree at an Australian university will have an English Language Proficiency requirement. You must provide an accepted English Language Proficiency test score. Explore which test results JCU accepts and find out more about language requirements.
D. Copy of your passport
A passport is essential for any overseas travel. A copy of your passport is required before you can accept a JCU offer. If you don’t have a passport yet, you may submit your application without passport details. However, you should apply for one as soon as possible, as delays in accepting your offer may lead to it being forfeited.
E. Current visa details (if applicable)
If you are an international student currently in Australia, you will need to provide your visa details as part of your application.
F. Confirmation of enrolment (if applicable)
If you are an international student already studying in Australia on a student visa, you will need to provide confirmation of your current enrolment.
G. Course specific application documents (if applicable)
Some programs have additional selection criteria as part of the application process. Discover the entry requirements for your chosen course in the Handbook section of the specific course page.
You must include all relevant documentation required to prove that you meet this selection criteria.
H. Additional documentation
The Admissions team will contact you via email if additional documents are required to support your application. These could include:
Documentation for additional selection requirements
Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
Employer statement (start and finish dates, job description) with their letterhead.
Apply through an authorised agent
Agents are representatives authorised by JCU to support applicants in particular countries. They can provide you with information and advice about your course options and the application process.
To check if you’re required to apply to JCU through an agent, please refer to Step 5 above.
Search our Find an Agent portal for details of approved JCU agents in your region.
If your application is successful, you will receive an offer letter providing details of any conditions related to your study and information on how to accept your offer. Please check your email inbox regularly to ensure you receive these instructions.