New Students Accept and Enrol International enrolment

International student enrolment process

To secure your place at JCU you need to accept your offer (this includes meeting any conditions and appropriate payment) prior to the lapse date.Once you have completed this step, an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) for your student visa will be issued (if required).

Studying a full degree

To accept your offer, read and sign each page where indicated ‘Student Signature’; complete the Additional Information Required and the Acceptance and Payment form; make the appropriate advance payment and return the complete offer together with any requested documentation.  You also must make the appropriate payment prior to the lapse date.

Studying only one or two semesters (Study Abroad/Exchange)

To accept your offer, indicate your subjects in order of preference, read and sign each page where indicated ‘Student Signature’; complete the Additional Information Required and the Acceptance and Payment form; make the appropriate advance payment and return the complete offer together with any requested documentation.  You also must make the appropriate payment prior to the lapse date.

Your computer account gives you access to a number of JCU’s online facilities, including your email account and internet access. You need to wait until you hear from us before you can complete this step.

  • Get your JCU computer account and email details. You will need your eight digit student ID number, which you can find on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), under section C. If you do not have a CoE, please contact your Admissions Officer.
  • Change your password immediately after receiving account details.

Planning your enrolment can be an exciting time – you will be able to explore your options, plan your subjects and get your lecture timetable for the semester.

Studying a full degree

This is the fun part! Find your degree on the Course and Subject Handbook website and choose your subjects. Your planner will show you what subjects you have to enrol in (core subjects) and what choices you have for your optional subjects. Once you have been admitted in your course you will be able to choose your subjects. Before you enrol online remember to check your study timetable to make sure you do not have any lecture clashes.

Studying one or two semesters only

Once you have been admitted in your course you will be able to enrol in your pre-approved subjects. Before you enrol online remember to check your study timetable to make sure you do not have any lecture clashes. You will need approval from your home institution and James Cook University if you want to change a subject. Contact internationaladmissions@jcu.edu.au for details.

Credit for previous study

Full degree students who have studied before may be eligible to apply for credit for previous study (Advanced Standing). Having credit from previous study could reduce how many subjects you need to do to complete your degree at JCU. Submit the Credit for Previous Study form at least two weeks before the semester starts. If you are successful, you will have to wait until your Divisional Enrolment Team contacts you before you can plan or enrol in your subjects. This is because your study plan will be different than everyone else's.

After you have planned your subjects, you are ready to enrol in your subjects.

Studying a full degree

Log in to eStudent – this is where you enrol in subjects and update your contact details. When logging in for the first time you will be asked to confirm your details. If studying on a student visa, it is a requirement to provide JCU with your semester residential address as soon as you have secured permanent accommodation..

Once you have confirmed your details, go to the My Study Plans tab to enrol in your subjects. After you have enrolled, check your subjects are correct by clicking on Current Enrolment in the My Study Plans tab.

Studying one or two semesters only

Log in to eStudent - this is where you enrol in subjects and update your contact details. When logging in for the first time you will be asked to confirm your details.  If studying on a student visa, it is a requirement to provide JCU with your semester residential address as soon as you have secured permanent accommodation.

You will already be enrolled in the top four subject preferences you provided us when you accepted your offer. If you have been approved to change a subject, you need to withdraw from the unwanted subject before enrolling in the replacement subject. Remember, you must have approval from both JCU and your home university before changing subjects.

Check your enrolment is correct by clicking on Current Enrolment in the My Study Plans tab.

Class registration

After you have finished enrolment, you will also need to register for classes in eStudent. See class registration for steps on how to register for your classes.

You need to register at the Student Centre and remember to notify home that you have arrived at JCU.

Welcome session

The International Student Orientation is compulsory for international students as you receive important information for your enrolment and settling into life in Australia and preparing for studies at JCU.

Welcome and Orientation events and activities will help you:

  • Understand what is expected of you as a university student
  • Boost your confidence and motivation
  • Settle into the University community
  • Finalise your enrolment before classes start

O Week

Attend O Week – make sure you attend your course introduction on Monday or Tuesday and take advantage of other activities on offer, such as campus tours, workshops, timetable assistance, social events and much more.

You will be able to obtain your Student ID card then (bring photo ID eg. drivers licence or passport and your eight digit Student ID number on your eCOE). If you are not able to attend O Week, go to the Student Centre for help.

Once you have completed these 5 essential steps you are ready to start your studies.

You will find other useful information on the New Students site.

Once you have started your studies, use the Current Students site for all information on managing your studies, support services and more.

Welcome to James Cook University!

Need help?

Contact International Support if you have any problems.