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Life in Australia

Our region is one of the world’s leading hubs for coastal and tropical science and environmental studies. So, if you’re interested in the future of the planet, there are few better places to study. There is no place on Earth like the North and Far North regions of Queensland, which feature an extraordinary combination of reefs, rainforests, significant coastal, mountain and outback ecosystems, and Indigenous centres.

North Queensland offers a unique combination of:

  • One of the oldest Indigenous cultures
  • Tropical climate
  • Sustainable environments
  • Multicultural population

In addition to the sunshine and picturesque natural wonders, Northern Queensland also has a significantly lower cost of living than Australian cities such as Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

JCU is home to international students from more than 100 different countries and is passionate about giving students from all over the world the opportunity to get an exceptional education.

Further information
North Queensland, Cairns and Townsville, and JCU Campuses
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JCU calendar and important dates