Why JCU?

Choosing where to study is an important decision, and if you have decided to study overseas the information can seem overwhelming. Our aim is to provide you with all the information you need to help you make the right decision for your future.

Ranked in the top 2 per cent

Located in the northern region of Australia, James Cook University (JCU) is ranked in the top 2 per cent of tertiary institutions worldwide and is Australia’s leading university for the Tropics. Not only will you receive a world-class education at JCU, you’ll live in one of the most stunning places on Earth.

Relaxed lifestyle

Surrounded by lush, green rainforests, pristine beaches and vibrant cities, our tropical campuses in Cairns, Townsville and Singapore are the perfect locations to truly experience a relaxed lifestyle. You’ll be living close to some of the world’s most spectacular natural scenery including the World-Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

Hands-on learning

We provide opportunities for practical, hands-on learning and you’ll broaden your horizons with career-focused courses that take you beyond our campuses. Your learning at JCU can take place out in the real world - where the ocean, the outback and the rainforest become your classrooms.

5-star rating for job success

JCU has received a 5-star rating for job success from the Good Universities Guide for the last seven years running. With access to state of the art facilities like our living laboratories and with dedicated lecturers and tutors, you will graduate from JCU with the right skills and knowledge to start your career.