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    Creatinga brighter future

  • Study in the tropics

    In the top 4% of universities world-wide.*

    Tri-campus University with over 300 course offerings in Australia (Cairns and Townsville) and Singapore.

    Over 20,000 students including 6,000 international students from 100 nationalities, across campuses.

    Study areas include science, business, education, engineering, health, humanities and more.

    * 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities, published by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • Rankings

    JCU is ranked 8thon the number of Laureate Fellowships awarded by the Australian Government, putting it ahead of larger Australian institutions.

    As Australias pre-eminent tropical research university, JCU is ranked first in the world for citations in the field of Coral Reef Ecology according to Essential Science Indicators.

    The Academic Ranking of World Universities (AWU) places JCU as one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, in the top 4% of universities in the world, based on research excellence.

    Nature Publishing Index places JCU as 30th overall in the Asia-Pacific for overall research and first in Earth and Environmental Sciences.

    JCU has received the Australian Government's highest ranking of 'well above world standard' for research in Ecology, Environmental Science and Medical Microbiology.

  • BY AIRTownsville to:Cairns 50 minutesBrisbane 1 hour & 45 minutesSydney 2 hours & 45 minutesMelbourne 3 hours & 50 minutes

    BY ROADTownsville to:Cairns 4 hoursBrisbane 16 hoursSydney 27 hoursMelbourne 31 hours

    Where we are

  • The JCU Advantage

    Australias University for the


    Internationally recognised

    Teaching and research reputation

    for excellence

    Supportive study environment

    Relaxedtropical lifestyle

    Lower cost of living than Australian

    capital cities

    English immersion in a true Australian


  • Our campuses

  • JCU Townsville

    Lively on-campus community, with a grocery store, post office, cafs and licensed bar, fitness facilities and health clinics.

    On-campus accommodation houses around 1,400 students.

    Campus is 386 hectares of natural parkland setting.

    Award-winning student facilities offering state-of-the-art technology.

    Substantial research structures and facilities.

    International focus12% of student population is international

  • JCU Townsville

    International focus12% of student population is international

    Eddie Koiki Mabo Library

    Learning Spaces

  • Modern facilities

    Clinical Practices Building

    Established in 2013 $44 million land-mark building 5 levels to building, with

    medical practice dental clinic physiotherapy caf, pharmacy and grocery

    Centre for students to experience clinical practice involving public patients

    Education Central

    Established in 2013 Won Australasian architectural

    award Contemporary learning space Central to student services

  • JCU Cairns

    On-campus community, with a student refectory, caf, licensed bar, gym, sporting oval and basketball court.

    Accommodation partners offer student housing close to campus.

    Unparalleled natural rainforest setting.

    Smaller class sizes allow for accessibleteaching staff and excellent academic support.

    Stepping off point to the Great Barrier Reef.

    International focus10% of student population is international

  • JCU Cairns

    International focus10% of student population is international

    Cairns attractions: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

    Daintree rainforests

    Surrounded by rainforest-covered mountains

    Located near the northern beaches

  • Modern facilities

    Established in 2009 An institute for advanced

    studies in the social sciences and humanities

    Brings together the expertise and intellectual resources of more than 20 academic disciplines

    Home to leading national and international scholars

    Established in 2008 Funded by a grant of $52.5m One of only three dental

    schools in Australia State-of-the art facilities

    include an 80-seat dental simulation laboratory, science laboratories, dental clinic and student home group rooms

    Dentistry clinic andteaching space

    Cairns Institute

  • Multi-campus University

    JCU Singapore

    JCUs offshore campus in Asia

    Degrees in Business, IT and Psychology

    Fast track trimester schedule

    Part of Inter-campus Mobility program

    New campus location in 2015

    JCU Brisbane

    Russo Higher Education operated campus

    Located in Brisbane city

    Courses in Accounting, Business, IT, Tourism and Hospitality Management

    Free job search services

    Fast-track trimester schedule

    Masters internships available

  • Life in the tropics

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  • Studying at JCU

  • Studying at JCU

    Over 300 courses offered

    Two intakes per year February and July

    Mix of lecturers, tutorials and laboratory sessions (also fieldwork and intensive subjects)

    Usually 4 subjects per semester(12 credit points)

    Promotes independent thinking, analysis and discussion

  • What can I study?

    Level of study

    Diploma Bachelor Masters (Coursework or

    Research) PhDs Study Abroad program

    (semester/year) Exchange program

    Popular study areas

  • Pathways to JCU

    On-campus English Language Centres offera number of English Language programs: English for

    Academic Purposes-Direct Entry English Program

    General English Program

    International English Language Testing System Preparation Course

    EnglishJCU offers a number ofpathway programs for students looking forentry into a JCU degree.

    Credit for Previous Studies

    Diploma of Higher Education

    Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP)- Business

    Research Pathways


    International students who do not meet the academic entry requirements may be eligible to receive a packaged offer. Students who are eligible for this option undertake alternative studies that are linked into the JCU program of their choice.

  • Academic structure

    Two divisions make up JCUs academic structure, within these are Colleges:

    Division of Tropical Health and Medicine Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences Healthcare Sciences Medicine and Dentistry

    Division of Tropical Environments and Societies Business, Law and Governance Arts, Society and Education Marine and Environmental Sciences Science, Technology and Engineering

  • College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

    Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    Biomedical Sciences

    Veterinary Sciences

    Molecular SciencesCourses that make a difference to the unique health issues facing thetropics

  • Physiotherapy

    Speech Pathology

    Occupational Therapy

    Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition


    Sports and Exercise Science

    College of Healthcare Sciences

    Students have a variety of choices when it comes to the delivery of healthcare.

  • Medicine



    College of Medicine and Dentistry

    Exceptional opportunities for hands-on development of clinical skills.

  • Law


    Information Technology

    Economics and Marketing


    Governance and Management

    College of Business, Law and Governance

    Students have the opportunity to learn skills across a number of disciplines

  • Education

    Social Sciences

    Social Work

    Arts and Creative Media

    College of Arts, Society and Education

    Students have the opportunity to learn skills across a number of disciplines

    Internationally recognised standard, with emphasis on people andsocieties inthe tropics

  • Marine and Ecosystems Impacts

    Aquaculture and Fisheries

    Sustainability and Environmental Design

    Terrestrial Ecosystems and Climate Change

    College of Marine and Environmental Sciences

    With campuses located near the Great Barrier Reef JCU offers students apractical focus on study

  • Infrastructure & Design

    Earth and Oceans

    Matter and Materials

    Intelligent Systems, Information & Modeling

    Cyclone Testing Station

    Economic Geology Research Unit

    College of Science, Technology and Engineering

    Teaching staff have received numerous National Teaching and LearningAwards for Excellence in Teaching.

  • Why JCU

  • A practical focus

    Many subjects offer field trips, which allow students to study in the natural environmental and gain practical experience.

    Students have access to unique environments and facilities such as:

    Orpheus Island Research Station Great Barrier Reef Daintree Rainforest Indigenous heritage Outback savannahs Unique flora and fauna

  • Research Strengths

    The unique tropical location of JCU allows nationally significant and internationally recognised research to be conducted by both staff and students.

    Areas of Strength

    Marine Science Earth Science Climate Change Tropical Biology and

    Conservation Biotechnology and

    Molecular Sciences People, Identity, Place

    intellectual, social,economic and cu


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