JCU is in the top 250 of universities in the world and has five stars for employment, student support and skills development. The institution is research-intensive and produces research of high impact, particularly on issues of importance to the tropics.
JCU is ranked as world-class or better in 38 areas of research (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019), including number one globally for Marine and Freshwater Biology and number two worldwide for Biodiversity Conservation (Centre for World University Rankings).
JCU campuses are designed to facilitate world leading teaching, learning and research, with students having access to cutting-edge and innovative facilities. JCU has 124 research partners globally and has 21 research centres and institutes.
With two main campuses in Cairns and Townsville, and metropolitan campuses in Brisbane and Singapore, JCU is home to more than 20,000 students from 111 countries, with 4,000 staff.
Courses on offer include a wide range of health-related and medical disciplines, including tropical medicine and dentistry biomedical sciences STEM courses, business law and finance society and culture sport science education tourism and veterinary and animal science. Teaching is of high quality with a supportive, hands-on approach by faculty and an excellent student-to-teacher ratio.
Students at JCU benefit from a safe and nurturing environment. The university offers counselling, career guidance, and medical assistance services, and there are many social activities to get involved in. There's also a dedicated team to help international students feel at home.
Many of JCU's course programs include field work, clinical placements, lab time, work integrated learning programs, internships, and more. Students receive valuable experience in their chosen field, building up contacts while they study.
JCU has an excellent employment rate. It is proud to have a five-star rating from the Good Universities Guide for graduate job outcomes.