Winter School

Are you in 10, 11 or 12 and interested in exploring the university life?

Then our residential preparatory program for high school students is the program for you! This is the perfect opportunity for you to embrace the uni life and gain skills for success.

JCU's IERC Winter School for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

Our program is run over a five-day period during the school holidays. The students will live on campus and take part in academic lectures and team-building activities. This interaction provides opportunities to meet University staff and students and form bonds with other students in the program.

JCU covers all costs associated with the program, including travel to and from Townsville, accommodation and catering costs for all participants. Accommodation is at the Saints Residential College on the Bebegu Yumba campus where students will be fully supervised at all times. On-campus accommodation allows for a complete university experience!

Choose your area of study and learn about what it takes to become the professional of your dream career! Our disciplines covered are:

  • Allied Health
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Law
  • Marine
  • Mathematics / Science
  • Medicine / Dentistry
  • Nursing / Midwifery
  • Social Work

You will also get to participate in dance, sports and cultural activities!

Come along to boost your confidence and skills and prepare your future with this higher education opportunity!

Winter School

Winter School 2023 Highlights

Check out the highlights from the 2023 Winter School Program.

Winter School dates

Winter School applications for 2024 have now closed

“The JCU Winter School provided me with valuable insight into uni life and allowed me to answer a pressing question I had in high school: would I actually like studying law?

After my experience at Winter School, I realised I wanted to study Law and Indigenous Studies. I am now in my third year of a Bachelor of Law/Arts majoring in Indigenous studies. The Winter School played a real and substantial role in helping me decide to study at JCU.”


Current JCU student

Winter School Alumni

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