Summer Pre-program

The JCU Summer Pre-program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is an initiative of the Indigenous Education and Research Centre (IERC), in partnership with the JCU academic Colleges.

Summer Pre-program conducts pre-programs for prospective Indigenous students who have completed Year 12 QCE or HSC requirements and are seeking to gain entry into JCU.

The Summer Pre-programs are intensive preparation programs related to a student's preferred course of study. By participating in this program students will be better prepared to undertake their desired course next year.

Over three weeks, students live on campus and take part in academic lectures and team-building activities in an interactive program that provides opportunities to connect with University staff and students as well as form lasting bonds with other students in the program.

On-campus accommodation allows for a complete university experience. Students are housed in the residential colleges on campus and catering is provided for all participants while on campus. JCU covers the cost of return travel, including flights, bus or train for students outside of the Townsville region, within Australia.

For further information, contact IERC on (07) 4781 4676 or email

2019 Summer Pre-Program

Check out all the highlights from the 2019 Summer Pre-Program