James Cook University is placed in the top 2% of universities in the world and ranks among the top 30 modern universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (50 under 50, 2018). The institution is research led and a pioneer in its focus on the tropics. The institution places an emphasis on developing students who will become graduates that make a positive impact on society in a wide range of spheres.
JCU campuses are designed to facilitate world leading teaching, learning and research, with students having access to cutting-edge and innovative facilities. In keeping with the research outlook of the university, JCU has 124 research partners globally and the university’s research has been acknowledged as world class or higher in 38 areas.
Spread over three campuses in Queensland, with the two main locations in Cairns and Townsville, the university is home to 21, 000 students from more than 100 countries. Students can choose from a wide variety of subjects and courses that include environmental management, health studies, medicine, law and social sciences, to name a few. Students can be assured of high-quality teaching and personalised attention from faculty, with an excellent student-to-teacher ratio. Pathway programs are also available to students who need to develop their English language proficiency prior to enrolling for a degree course.
Students at JCU can be assured of a supportive and safe environment, where they are well looked after. Everything from social activities to counselling and medical assistance to career guidance, is provided. International students have a dedicated team to assist with orientation and integration into life at JCU.
JCU enjoys an outstanding reputation with employers and graduates of the university are highly prized across industries. This is illustrated by the fact that JCU received a five-star rating from the Good Universities Guide for seven years in a row when rating graduate job success.