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International Student Study Options for 2021

The global pandemic has meant necessary changes to teaching and learning at JCU in order to keep our students safe. We are committed to supporting international students and will continue to provide ongoing assistance, to help you navigate your study options with us.

Online Study Options

JCU has made adjustments to allow students to continue to study with JCU, online. If your study area allows it, you will be able to commence study online, in Study Period 1, 2021.

For a number of courses, students may be required to undertake practical or compulsory on-campus requirements. Prior to commencing study, it is important to know what your course requirements are. Please see below for individual course requirements.
Students are encouraged to regularly check LearnJCU for details specifically related to their course and subjects.

Travelling to Australia 

It is important that you understand if your course requires you to be on campus for Study Period 1, 2021, to allow you enough time to make appropriate arrangements. If you choose to travel to Australia to study, please ensure that you have allowed enough time and have planned appropriately to undertaking mandatory quarantine requirements. Students must not commence on-campus study any later than week 3.

Current Students - Leave of Absence 

If you are a current JCU student would like to take a leave of absence to see what happens regarding the international travel restrictions, you can apply to have a 12 month leave of absence. Please read more about taking a break from your study for international students here.

New Students - Deferring Your Study

If you are a new JCU student, who has accepted their offer, but would like to delay the start of your course due to travel requirements, you can apply for a 6-12 month deferment period.

Your Study Options for 2021

Study AreaStudy Options

Diploma of Higher Education (Health major)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Diploma of Higher Education (All other majors)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies]
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Apply to defer until July 2021
  2. Apply to defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology, Archaeology, Design and Creative Arts, History, Human Geography, Human Services, Indigenous Studies, Multimedia Journalism and Writing, Psychology Studies majors)

  1. Receive a new offer for a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Criminology, English, Modern Language, Politics and International Relations or Sociology and commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021
  3. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Arts – (Criminology, English, Modern Languages, Politics and International Relations, Sociology majors)

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021
  3. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Education (Primary)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Social Work
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022*

*Note: The English proficiency requirements for this course are increasing for 2022 which may result in your deferred offer being conditional.

Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022*

*Note: The entry requirements, including English proficiency requirements, for this course are increasing for 2022. This may affect your eligibility for an offer and/or may result in your deferred offer being conditional.

Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022
Study AreaStudy Options

Graduate Diploma of Science
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies]
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Apply to defer until July 2021
  2. Apply to defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical majors)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electronic Systems and Internet of Things major)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Environmental Practice
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Geology
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Marine Science
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Information Technology
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Planning
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Psychological Science
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) [End-on]
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Apply to defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Science
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws (Aquaculture Science and Technology, Data Science, Earth Science, Mathematics, Zoology and Ecology majors)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws (Marine Biology, Chemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology majors)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Master of Data Science (Professional)

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until August 2021
  3. Defer until March 2022

Master of Information Technology

  1. Receive a new offer for Master of Information Technology at JCU Brisbane and commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021*
  3. Defer until February 2022*

*Note: This course will be offered at the Cairns campus from 2021

Master of Engineering (Professional)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Master of Global Development

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021
  3. Defer until February 2022

Master of Science
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Master of Social Science
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Apply to defer until February 2022
  2. Defer until February 2022

Master of Science (Professional)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022
Study AreaStudy Options

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Apply to defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) [Embedded]
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022
Study AreaStudy Options

Graduate Diploma of Accounting
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies]
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Apply to defer until July 2021
  2. Apply to defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Business

  1. Commence online in February 2021*
  2. Defer until May 2021*
  3. Defer until September 2021*
  4. Defer until February 2022*

*Note: Students studying this course will be moving from Semesters to Trimesters in 2021. If you have any questions, you can visit the FAQ page or contact the Student Centre.

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Laws

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021
  3. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Psychological Science
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Commerce
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until May 2021*
  2. Defer until September 2021*
  3. Defer until February 2022*

*Note: Students studying this course will be moving from Semesters to Trimesters in 2021. If you have any questions, you can visit the FAQ page or contact the Student Centre.

Bachelor of Laws

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021
  3. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until May 2021*
  2. Defer until September 2021*
  3. Defer until February 2022*

Master of Business Administration

  1. Receive a new offer for Master of Business Administration (Leadership) and commence online in February 2021
  2. Receive a new offer for Master of Business Administration at JCU Brisbane and commence online in February 2021
  3. Defer until July 2021
  4. Defer until February 2022

Master of Business Administration (Leadership)

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021
  3. Defer until February 2022

Master of Business Administration - Master of Conflict Management and Resolution

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021

Master of Conflict Management and Resolution

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021
  3. Defer until February 2022

Master of Governance and Leadership

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021
  3. Defer until February 2022

Master of Information Technology - Master of Business Administration

  1. Receive a new offer for Master of Business Administration (Leadership) and commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021*
  3. Defer until February 2022 *

*Note: This course will be offered at the Cairns campus from 2021

Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

  1. Defer until February 2022
  1. Receive a new offer for Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management at JCU Brisbane and commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021
  3. Defer until February 2022
  4. Defer until February 2022

Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021
  3. Defer until February 2022

Master of Professional Accounting

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021
  3. Defer until February 2022

Master of Professional Accounting - Master of Business Administration

  1. Receive a new offer for Master of Professional Accounting and commence online in February 2021
  2. Receive a new offer for Master of Professional Accounting – Master of Business Administration at JCU Brisbane and commence online in February 2021
  3. Defer until July 2021
Study AreaStudy Options

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) [Embedded]
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Veterinary Science
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Apply to defer until February 2022

Master of Animal Sciences
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Master of Medical Science (Clinical Sciences, Medical Laboratory Science majors)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Master of Medical Science (Future Leaders in Tropical Research major)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021
  3. Defer until February 2022

Master of Public Health

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021
  3. Defer until February 2022

Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

  1. Commence online in February 2021
  2. Defer until July 2021

Master of Tropical Veterinary Science
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022
Study AreaStudy Options

Graduate Diploma of Psychology
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Apply to defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Psychological Science
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-Registration]
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) [Embedded]
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022
Study AreaStudy Option

Diploma of Higher Education (Health major)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until February 2022

Diploma of Higher Education (All other majors)
(Not available for online commencement)

  1. Defer until July 2021
  2. Defer until February 2022