Study English

Study English

English language programs at Cairns and Townsville can be your pathway to university or your ticket to a new opportunity. Choose the English language program right for you.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

This program is a pathway to gain entry into your chosen JCU undergraduate or postgraduate degree. If you don’t meet the English language entry requirements, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is for you.

Studying EAP will develop the skills required for your chosen university course. Your entry level is determined by your current English language capacity and the degree that you intend to enrol into at university. EAP can be studied at four different levels, and:

  • Prepares you for your undergraduate or postgraduate course
  • Improves your reading, writing, speaking and listening in English
  • Equips you to present information, concepts and ideas on a variety of topics
  • Enables you to express feelings and emotions, exchange opinions, and make observations in English
  • Improves your research skills.

Many students who meet the academic entry requirements for entry into a JCU degree, but not the English language entry requirements, receive a ‘packaged offer’ consisting of a period of academic English language studies, plus an offer into a JCU course.

Some courses, such as the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, the Bachelor of Nursing Science, and the Bachelor of Dental Surgery, will require an IELTS test after completion of the EAP program and prior to an offer being made into that course.

The JCU's EAP program (CRICOS course code 089159G) is taught by professional English language teachers in small class sizes with a student ratio of 1:18, meaning you will have full support during your studies.

EAP 10-week block programs

EAP Level 2: Enter with IELTS 5.0

Exit WithDates 2018Dates 2019Course Tuition Fees
IELTS 5.5

12 Feb – 20 Apr 2018

8 May – 13 Jul 2018

13 Aug – 19 Oct 2018

12 Nov 2018 – 1 Feb 2019

11 Feb – 18  Apr 2019

22 Apr – 28 Jun 2019

12 Aug – 18 Oct 2019

11 Nov 2019 – 31 Jan 2020

2018 – $3,380
2019 – $3,520

EAP Level 3: Enter with IELTS 5.5

Exit WithDates 2018Dates 2019Course Tuition Fees

IELTS 6.0

12 Feb – 20 Apr 2018

8 May – 13 Jul  2018

13 Aug – 19 Oct 2018

12 Nov 2018 – 1 Feb 2019

11 Feb – 18  Apr 2019

22 Apr – 28 Jun 2019

12 Aug – 18  Oct 2019

11 Nov 2019 – 31 Jan 2020

2018 – $3,380
2019 – $3,520

EAP Level 4: Enter with IELTS 6.0

Exit WithDates 2018Dates 2019Course Tuition Fees
IELTS 6.5

12 Feb – 20 Apr 2018

8 May – 13 Jul 2018

13 Aug – 19 Oct 2018

12 Nov 2018 – 1 Feb 2019

11 Feb – 18  Apr 2019

22 Apr – 28 Jun 2019

12 Aug – 18  Oct 2019

11 Nov 2019 – 31 Jan 2020

2018 – $3,380
2019 – $3,520

EAP Level 5: Enter with IELTS 6.5

Exit WithDates 2018Dates 2019Course Tuition Fees

IELTS 7.0

12 Feb – 20 Apr 2018

8 May – 13 Jul 2018

13 Aug – 19 Oct 2018

12 Nov 2018 – 1 Feb 2019

11 Feb – 18  Apr 2019

22 April  – 28 Jun 2019

12 Aug – 18 Oct 2019

11 Nov – 31 Jan 2020

2018 – $3,380
2019 – $3,520

*JCU accepts IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson official English test scores for entry into EAP courses. Alternatively, a JCU Placement test can be taken to determine entry. Contact International Admissions for more information.

** A 60% pass rate applies to all levels. A minimum of 80% attendance is required.

English language tests minimum scores

To find out which degrees have specific English entry requirements, and to check the minimum English language scores for your chosen degree, please visit: English language tests minimum scores.

Study English publications

Study English Brochure in various languages

Japanese language - Study English Brochure (PDF, 1.2 MB)
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Vietnamese language - Study English Brochure (PDF, 1.0 MB)
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Spanish language - Study English Brochure (PDF, 1.0 MB)
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English Program Fees and Important Information Leaflet in various languages

English language - English Program Fees and Information (PDF, 79.8 KB)
English language English Program Fees and Information
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Filipino language translation English Program Fees and Information
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Indonesian language translation English Program Fees and Information
Japanese language - English Program Fees and Information (PDF, 201.0 KB)
Japanese language translation English Program Fees and Information
Korean language - English Program Fees and Information (PDF, 126.6 KB)
Korean language translation English Program Fees and Information
Spanish language - English Program Fees and Information (PDF, 86.6 KB)
Spanish language translation English Program Fees and Information
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Vietnamese language translation English Program Fees and Information

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