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If you have completed subjects under your current admitted course, you may be eligible to apply for a course transfer.
Ineligible courses for Course transfer
Please note for the following undergraduate courses you must submit a new course application, you cannot complete a change of course. Please refer to the process here.
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
- Bachelor of Dental Surgery
- Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery, or
- Bachelor of Veterinary Science
If you wish to transfer to a course not listed above and:
- are a new domestic student and have not yet studied any subjects, please use the change of preference form.
- are looking to study a subsequent or concurrent degree complete an Application to study at JCU form
- are seeking to study Honours, speak to your course coordinator.
If you are a JCU Brisbane or JCU Singapore student, please contact you respective enrolment team.
For any other student please follow the steps below.
Steps to apply
Step 1 – Choose your course
Go to the JCU Course and Subject Handbook to browse courses.
Step 2 – Meet application eligibility criteria and course requirements
- Have no outstanding Sanctions in place that prevent enrolments of subjects;
- International sponsored students must have permission from their sponsor to transfer courses;
- Have met the Course and Subject Handbook Requirements for the new course
Step 3 – Complete forms
Complete the Variation to Study application.
If you have completed study at another tertiary institution and are seeking credit towards your new course please complete an Application for Credit.
Closing dates for applications are listed under Important Dates.
When will you hear back
We will endeavour to email your JCU student account with an outcome within 20 University working days of receipt of a complete application. Some application outcomes may take longer.
If you are unsuccessful, you will remain admitted to your current course.
If you are successful, once you are admitted into the course you are transferring to you will be automatically withdrawn from your current course. We recommend you read the Course Transfer Procedure which includes further information around the assessment of an application.
For further information, visit Ask Us – there are more than 1,000 commonly asked questions and answers available 24/7.
Top course transfer questions include:
- How are course transfer applications assessed?
- If I change courses, do I need to fill out a new Commonwealth assistance form?
- What happens to my current enrolment if I receive a course transfer?
- Can I apply for a course transfer if the program does not offer mid-year intake?