Diploma of Science

Take the first step towards your career in science. This course is a pathway for international students to study the Bachelor of Science at JCU.

One-year diploma

For international students

Progress to year two

of a Bachelor of Science

Small classes sizes

Support you to succeed

Fast Facts



  • Townsville: March, July

Course not offered until 2022



+estimated annual tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


1 year, 2 months full-time

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a course of study equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Certificate



Course detail

Real stories

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    International student - Sri Lanka

    Savindi Gamage

    Diploma of Science

    After completing my diploma, I hope to pursue a Bachelor of Science and a postgraduate science degree at JCU, focusing on environmental science. My goal is for a career in wildlife conservation. The academic staff at JCU are very friendly and responsive. The JCU International Student Support team are also amazing.

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    Zhenxiong Zhu

    Diploma of Science graduate, now studying a JCU Bachelor of Science

    I selected JCU because it’s one of the best universities in Australia. I have received a lot of great support from the staff at JCU, which is helping me towards my goal of working in the health industry.

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    Clare Magee

    Director and Principal JCU College

    At JCU College, every student's needs are important. Classes are small and staff are committed to student success. We provide a highly supportive learning environment to ensure students meet our high expectations. The JCU College team is energetic and will work with you to achieve your study goals.