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As Australia’s only university established to focus on the issues of Northern Australia and the Tropics worldwide, James Cook University (JCU) is dedicated to helping the world’s tropical regions to prosper.

JCU’s mission is to create a better future for life in the tropics and beyond through education and research that makes a difference locally and globally.


Townsville, Cairns, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Mackay,
Mount Isa, Thursday Island,

Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, James Cook University focuses on addressing critical challenges in the tropics in fields as diverse as medicine, dentistry, marine sciences, nursing, the arts and society.

Inspired by a research-intensive environment, the importance of JCU’s efforts is recognised globally by the most credible providers of university rankings. Its strong performance is assessed on the basis of quality, relevance and impact.

Why James Cook University?

  1. #1 in Australia for full-time employment
  2. #1 in Australia for sustainable education
  3. #1 in Australia for learner engagement
Scholarship at James Cook University

When preparing your budget, we recommend you factor in all your possible expenses, including Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), Student Services and Amenities Fee, textbooks, study materials, living expenses and additional expenses associated with clinical placements, internships and fieldwork.

I was browsing around different aquaculture areas and looking at how universities present their research. I looked at JCU, especially in Townsville and I was really impressed by the way JCU represents itself in the global market.

Another thing that attracted me to JCU was the location. Coming from Jakarta, Indonesia, I was searching for more of a smaller city. I prefer less crowded areas and Townsville seemed like it had the comfort of the in-between zone of a big city and a small town.

Noah Enrique Thomas from Indonesia – Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (Aquaculture major)

A highlight of my study experience was meeting and working with students and academics from all over the world, and with experts in wild animal medicine and conservation.

Sara Kophamel from Spain – PhD