Study abroad requirements

The following table is a guide to James Cook University's (JCU) minimum academic and English entry requirements for the Study Abroad program. If your country is not listed below, please refer to our International Undergraduate Guide (PDF, 11078 KB) or Postgraduate entry requirements, or email studyabroad@jcu.edu.au.

Canada

Undergraduate academic entry requirementsSuccessful completion of post-secondary studies with a minimum cumulative average of 63% or above.

Postgraduate academic entry requirementsBachelor Degree; or equivalent.

English entry requirementsNot applicable in most cases.

Denmark

Undergraduate academic entry requirementsSuccessful completion of one semester (six months) of study at a recognised higher education institution in Denmark or successful completion of Studentereksamen, Højere forberedelseseksamen, Højere handelseksamen or Hojere Tekniskeksamen.

Postgraduate academic entry requirementsBachelor Degree; or equivalent.

English entry requirementsNot applicable in most cases, providing students have studied through the Danish education system.

Germany

Undergraduate academic entry requirementsSuccessful completion of one semester (six months) of study at a recognised German university with an overall grade of Pass or successful completion of Abitur, Fachhochschulreif or Reifezeugnis.

Postgraduate academic entry requirementsBachelor Degree; or equivalent.

English entry requirementsAcademic IELTS or TOEFL; or Abitur/Allgemeine Hochschulreife or Zeugnis der Fachhochsculreife with 2 (gut) or better in English as a Basic course; or Abitur/Allgemeine Hochschulreife or Zeugnis der Fachhochsculreife with 3 (befriedigend) or better in English as a Intensified course (“Leistungskurs”); or DAAD English language test – overall result of b (good) in all four parts of the DAAD language test (the test should not be older than two years).

Netherlands

Undergraduate academic entry requirementsSuccessful completion of ‘Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs’ Diploma; or ‘Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs’ Diploma.

Postgraduate academic entry requirementsBachelor Degree; or equivalent.

English entry requirementsAcademic IELTS or TOEFL; or grade 6 (pass or voldoende) or better in English in the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Ondersijs (VWO) Diploma or ‘Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs’ (HAVO) Diploma.

Norway

Undergraduate academic entry requirements: Successful completion of at least one semester (six months) of study at a recognised higher education institution in Norway; or successful completion of Norwegian Vi tnemal fra den Videregaende Skolen with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Postgraduate academic entry requirements: Bachelor Degree; or equivalent.

English entry requirements: Academic IELTS or TOEFL; or grade of 4 or better in any English subject in the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skolen.

Sweden

Undergraduate academic entry requirements: Successful completion of Upper Secondary School (Slutbetyg) or Kommunavuxenutbildnung or ‘Komvux’ (adult education) if coming directly from high school with a minimum GPA of 12.

Postgraduate academic entry requirements: Bachelor Degree; or equivalent.

English entry requirements: Academic IELTS or TOEFL; or grade of VG or above in the Slutbetyg or Kommunavuxenutbildnung or ‘Komvux’.

United States of America

Undergraduate academic entry requirements: Satisfactory completion (a pass) of one year at a recognised university or other post-secondary institution at the date of application - minimum GPA of 2.8 (all students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.7 will also be considered for the study abroad program). Students from Freshman Year are considered on a case-by-case basis, or successful completion of High School Diploma or equivalent with SAT score of 1000; or an ACT score of 22.

Postgraduate academic entry requirement: Bachelor Degree; or equivalent.

English entry requirements: Not applicable in most cases.

English language requirements

If your native language is not English, you may be required to demonstrate English proficiency by sitting a recognised test of your English language ability. For the minimum English language proficiency requirement for the Study Abroad program please refer to the table below.

TestRequired Score
IELTS 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0)
TOEFL (internet based) 79 (minimum writing score of 19)
TOEFL (paper based) 550 (with a minimum Test of Written English score of 4.0)
Pearson (PTE Academic) 57

If you meet the academic requirements but not the English language requirement, you can receive a packaged offer to study English prior to your semester at JCU.