Entry requirements

JCU offers study abroad and exchange opportunities to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Undergraduate

You must have successfully completed 6 months of full-time study at a recognised higher education institution and received a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.9 out of 7.0, or minimum average results of approximately 65-70%.

You may be eligible to apply directly after high school and must provide your High School Certificate (or equivalent). These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Academic entry requirements vary by country. If your country is not listed below, please refer to our International Undergraduate Guide (PDF, 11078 KB) or email studyabroad@jcu.edu.au.

Postgraduate

You must have successfully completed a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised higher education institution. Refer to our International Postgraduate Study Guide (PDF, 5446 KB) for additional entry requirements if applicable.

Postgraduate students applying for the Study Abroad Program can study a maximum of one teaching period only.

Canada

Undergraduate: Successful completion of at least six months of study at a recognised higher education institution with a minimum cumulative average of 63% or above.

English proficiency: Not applicable in most cases, however, if the language of instruction was French the student must provide Academic IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson results.

Denmark

Undergraduate: Successful completion of six months of study at a recognised higher education institution in Denmark or successful completion of Studentereksamen, Højere forberedelseseksamen, Højere handelseksamen or Hojere Tekniskeksamen.

English proficiency: Not applicable in most cases, providing students have studied through the Danish education system.

Germany

Undergraduate: Successful completion of six months of study at a recognised German university with an overall grade of Pass or successful completion of Abitur, Fachhochschulreif or Reifezeugnis.

English proficiency: Academic IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson; 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 – Minimum of four stars (****) in each section of the test i.e. Oral interaction, Reading and Writing. IELTS, TOEFL and DAAD test results must not be older than two years from start of course.

Netherlands

Undergraduate: Successful completion of Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs Diploma; or Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs’ Diploma.

English proficiency: Academic IELTS , TOEFL or Pearson; or grade 6 (voldoende) or better in English in the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Ondersijs (VWO) Diploma or Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) Diploma. IELTS and TOEFL test results must not be older than two years from start of course.

Norway

Undergraduate: Successful completion of at least 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.

English proficiency: Academic IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson; or grade of 4 or better in any English subject in the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skolen. IELTS and TOEFL test results must not be older than two years from start of course.

Sweden

Undergraduate: Successful completion of Upper Secondary School (Slutbetyg) or Kommunal vuxenutbildning (Komvux) with a minimum GPA of 12.

English proficiency: Academic IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson; or grade of VG or above in the Slutbetyg or Komvux. IELTS and TOEFL test results must not be older than two years from start of course.

United States of America

Undergraduate: Satisfactory completion (a pass) of one year at a recognised university or other post-secondary institution at the date you apply with a minimum GPA of 2.8, however, students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.7 will be considered for the study abroad program.

Students from freshman year will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students who have successfully completed their High School Diploma or equivalent with SAT score of 1000; or an ACT score of 22 will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English proficiency: Not applicable in most cases.

English language entry requirements

Students whose native language is not English must generally demonstrate their proficiency by achieving a score in a test such as Academic IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson (PTE Academic). Other English language tests may be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. The table demonstrates the minimum English language proficiency requirement for the Study Abroad Program.*

Test

Required 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 4.5)

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 main study at JCU.