How to apply

Take the first step in becoming a JCU student. There are a number of ways you can apply to study at JCU Brisbane — use the below information to find the appropriate method for your desired degree.

Information for international students

JCU Brisbane offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across multiple disciplines, including business, education, information technology and social work.

To apply, follow the information below that applies to your desired degree. If you have any questions, please contact one of our in-country managers for assistance.

Start Dates for 2024 are 11 March, 8 July and 4 November. Click here for more information about the JCU Brisbane 2024 intakes.

Note: Not all applicants are eligible to apply directly with the university and are required to apply through one of our JCU Brisbane registered agents.

Africa, South Pacific, & Europe

Tom Collin
International Marketing Manager
Phone: +61 7 3001 7834 / +61 439 412 016

China, Taiwan & Macau

Alan Tham
International Marketing Manager
Phone: +61 7 3308 2237 / +61 438 741 920

Celia Fu
Senior Manager - China
Phone: +86 138 0577 7387

Kathy Su
Marketing Manager China
Phone: +86 186 2162 1266


Shrikant Deshmukh
Director International Marketing
Phone: +61 456 096 900 / +91 9920 277 559


Jet Lee
Manager - Korea
Phone: +61 451 970 975

South Asia (India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan)

Aparna Bam
Senior Marketing Manager – South Asia
Phone: +91 8879 130 985

Vaibhav Kwatra
Manager - South Asia and South East Asia
Phone: +91 8799 739 121


Bao Tan Vo
Marketing Manager - South East Asia
Phone: +84 915 751 885

You can also apply through an agent, view the apply through an agent page for a full list of agencies.

Step 1.

Select the course(s) and date(s) that you would like to study.

Step 2.

Check the Entry Requirements to see if you are eligible. To find out if you qualify for any credits from previous study, email us at

Step 3.

Submit a fully completed Application Form (PDF, 209 KB). Please make sure to use your full legal name as it appears on your passport.

Send us the academic transcripts and certificates from your high school studies and any further studies you have undertaken, along with official English translations if applicable. Your academic transcript must be accompanied by the Grading Scale used at the institution/s where you have undertaken your studies.

Please be aware that while posted, faxed or scanned copies of certificates and transcripts can be used during the assessment process, we do require original certified copies to be posted to us. These are copies that are stamped, signed and certified as being true copies of the original documents by a public notary, the registered agent of James Cook University or a representative of the institution.

Via Post:

Download and complete the Application Form (PDF, 209 KB) and send it to:

The Admissions Department
James Cook University Brisbane
349 Queen Street
Brisbane Qld 4000

Via Email:

Download and complete the application form and email it to

Step 4.

We will assess your application based on the academic and English entry requirements for your preferred degree.

If your application is successful, an electronic offer package will be sent to you. This will include the following:

  • Offer Letter
  • Name and duration of the degree in which you have been accepted
  • Credit awarded to you for previous studies (if any)
  • Tuition fees and other costs

Step 5.

Once you have received your offer, read it carefully. Then submit the required documentation to satisfy any outstanding conditions of enrolment. You will also need to complete and sign the Acceptance and Payment Agreement, and return it to JCU Brisbane or our overseas representative, along with the fees listed in your Offer Letter.

Step 6.

We will then issue you an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). This is the document that you require in order to apply for an Australian student visa.

Use your eCOE to obtain a student visa from your nearest Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

All overseas students must apply for a student visa before travelling to Australia. To find out more, please contact your nearest Australian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission.

Comprehensive information about visa applications, student work rights and restrictions, health requirements and much more can be found on the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) website.

NOTE: Visa applications can take up to six months or more, depending on your nationality and the country from where you are applying.

How to obtain an Australian visa for study at James Cook University Brisbane:
As of 1 July 2016 the new Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) came into effect, meaning there are new requirements when applying for a Student Visa to study in Australia.

You or your Agent (on your behalf) will need to apply for your visa directly with the Department. All international students will now apply for a single student visa (subclass 500), regardless of their chosen course of study.

What does this mean for you?

  • Mandatory online lodgement of Student Visa Applications
  • Student document checklist tool (to check your financial and English language evidentiary requirements if required before applying)
  • A new immigration risk framework will be used to guide the evidence of English language and financial capacity that a student needs to provide with their visa application

Key requirementsfor Student visa (subclass 500)

  • Genuine Student (GS) requirement
  • Enrolment in a registered course of study
  • Financial capacity and English language proficiency
  • Health and character
  • Health Insurance
  • No debt to the Australian Government

Information for domestic students

JCU Brisbane offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across multiple disciplines, including business, education, information technology and social work.

To apply, follow the information below that applies to your desired degree.

Bachelor degrees

Domestic students who are applying to study a bachelor degree and have not previously studied at JCU should apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

If you have previously studied at JCU and are applying to study an undergraduate course, you can submit an Application to Study at JCU form.

Postgraduate degrees

Prospective Master’s students can apply directly to JCU by completing the domestic application form and emailing it to