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Scholarships & Financial Aid

The following scholarships are offered by James Cook University to international applicants.

For eligible students from the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Europe.

The JCU International Excellence Scholarship provides a 25% tuition fee reduction throughout the entire duration of approved full degree study programs, provided recipients maintain a strong GPA each semester.

Scholarship eligibility is automatically assessed during the JCU admissions process. Eligible candidates will receive an offer for their program of study and the International Excellence Scholarship concurrently.

Please note: some programs are ineligible for the International Excellence Scholarship. This includes, but is not limited to, the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Master of Engineering (Professional), and online and non-award programs.

Please note: JCU has extended the eligibility for the International Excellence Scholarship to include all international students who are offshore studying an internal course online provided they meet all other eligibility requirements. This scholarship will provide an upfront 25% tuition fee reduction for the duration of your degree.  Once onshore you can elect to convert to the International Student Merit Stipend scholarship.

For eligible students from Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea and the Middle East.

The JCU International Merit Stipend provides monthly payments of A$700 to assist with expenses throughout the duration of study at JCU, providing a strong GPA is maintained.

Scholarship eligibility is automatically assessed during the admissions process. Eligible candidates will receive an offer for their program of study and the International Merit Stipend concurrently.

Please note: some programs are ineligible for the International Excellence Scholarship. This includes, but is not limited to, the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Master of Engineering (Professional) and online and non-award programs.

JCU has extended the eligibility for the International Excellence Scholarship to include all international students who are offshore studying an internal course online provided they meet all other eligibility requirements. This scholarship will provide an upfront 25% tuition fee reduction for the duration of your degree.  Once onshore you can elect to convert to the International Merit Stipend from the following study period, by advising the International Student Support Team.

JCU offers highly competitive scholarships to students commencing research degrees at Master or Doctoral level. Students must be accepted for a place in a research degree program to be considered for scholarship support.

For more information on eligibility criteria and application deadlines, visit JCU Research Scholarships.

The following scholarships are offered by external organisations.

The Universitat de València and the Peru Education Ministry Scholarship Program (PRONABEC) offers scholarships to candidates from Peru pursing  postgraduate studies. For more information visit PRONABEC.

The National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research of the Republic of Chile (CONICYT) offers scholarships to candidates from Chile. For more information visit CONICYT.

The National Council of Science and Technology, the United Mexican States (CONACYT) Scholarship Program offers scholarships to candidates from Mexico. For more information visit CONACYT.

Scholarships are available to candidates from Ecuador who are pursing postgraduate academic studies abroad. For more information visit SENESCYT.

The American Australian Association awards fellowships to Americans for advanced research and study in Australia. For more information visit USA to Australia Fellowship Applications.

Australia Awards are an Australian government scholarships and fellowships program administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Education, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

For more information about Australia Awards visit Australia Awards Scholarships.

The Australian Embassy Japan provides information about a range of scholarships that are available to students from Japan wishing to pursue studies in Australia. For further information visit the Australian Embassy Japan.


Financial Aid

Some countries offer financial aid programs to students studying abroad. Most financial aid is in the form of a loan that must be repaid upon completion of the study period.

The following countries have financial aid programs where JCU is registered to administer on your behalf.  For more information please click on the links below.

Canada
Europe
USA

If your country is not listed here, we encourage you to explore financial aid options directly within your home country. If you have secured funding from your home country and require assistance with paperwork, please contact the JCU Financial Aid office.


Sponsored Students

Students who have a scholarship or company paying the university fees on their behalf will need to seek approval of the sponsorship prior to commencement of studies. JCU is unable to issue an invoice to a third party unless we have an approved student sponsor agreement.   

Official sponsorships can only be established between the University and an organisation (e.g. foreign university, government or business).  Personal or family related sponsorships cannot be officiated.

If you are a new international student and wish to give authorisation for someone else to make inquiries on your behalf, please complete and return the third party authorisation form (PDF 142KB).