James Cook University (JCU) is the second oldest university in Queensland, Australia, and is considered one of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics. JCU has three campuses, with the main two being located in Cairns and Townsville on Australia’s east coast. The University offers a broad range of topics to study.
Across the campuses, students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, with the Townsville campus boasting the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, cafes, bars, accommodation and sporting facilities including a swimming pool and gym. It is also close to iconic landmarks including the Great Barrier Reef. The Cairns campus is home to a well-stocked library, bar, gym, sporting oval and basketball court, and accommodation.
A wide range of activities are organised each semester, including live music, barbeques and academic workshops. Students can access support from the International Student Support team and are also encouraged to get involved in clubs and societies.
James Cook University provides students with a safe and supportive environment during their studies, and offers a wide range of support services. On-site services include confidential counselling, 24 hour on-campus security, medical centres and more. There is also a dedicated careers service, allowing students to meet with an advisor to help with everything from job planning and employment advice.
Australian employers are more satisfied with graduates from JCU than any other Australian University (QILT 2017). JCU is also the only university in Queensland to receive 5 stars from the Good Universities Guide for graduate job success for the last seven years in a row, so students can trust that they will complete their degree ready for the global workforce.
Students from over 100 different countries study at JCU, making it a welcoming environment for all students. There are also students from all over Australia, making it a valuable cultural experience for international students.