Future Students Widening Participation

Widening Participation

JCU is committed to providing opportunities to widen participation and increase access to post-school pathways and tertiary study from identified equity groups.

Under the Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP) JCU seeks to engage the greatest number of school students from Years 7 to 12 to participate in activities and events which stimulate interest in tertiary studies, regardless of the particular institution, based on the student’s interest and abilities.

Founded on the broad aims of raising aspiration to, awareness of and successful transition to higher education, JCU will provide funding support to identified schools to participate in engagement activities

To assist schools and students from our targeted equity groups with the cost of attending our on campus events, JCU will support travel subsidies to enable students to attend the JCU University Experience events in either Cairns or Townsville. To apply, please complete the Travel Subsidy Application from

Due to social distancing requirements and other initiatives to limit the severity of the COVID-19, JCU is monitoring the situation closely and will work with the schools to book in visits.

The Future Students Team are available to travel to your school and deliver in school activities to the following regions:

  • Cooktown
  • Mt Isa
  • Weipa
  • Torres Strait
  • South of Townsville to Proserpine
  • West of Townsville to Cloncurry

At James Cook University (JCU), we believe education should be accessible by everyone. Submit your application to receive a pre-paid QTAC voucher that enables you to make an application to any course through QTAC here.

To discuss our programs in more detail or to organise an in school visit, please contact one of our team members