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James Cook University - Townsville Campus

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School ID: SU610025
Rank: 201
* The Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Applied number: 1

Ranked top 2% of global universities and top 30 in THE Top 50 under 50 2018 Rankings 

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General description

James Cook University (JCU) is a public university in North Queensland, Australia.JCU is Queensland’s second oldest university. We offered our first courses in Townsville in 1961 as an annex of the University of Queensland. Since then we have become a dynamic, multi-campus university with a total of 17,500 students. Our main campuses are located in Townsville and Cairns, and we have international campuses in Singapore and Brisbane. JCU also has study centres in Mount Isa, Mackay and Thursday Island. The University’s main fields of research include marine sciences, biodiversity, sustainable management of tropical ecosystems, genetics and genomics, tropical health care, tourism and engineering. 

Why choose Townsville Campus

Around 13,000 students study at JCU Townsville, including over 1,500 international students.

The JCU Townsville, Douglas campus has been named Bebegu Yumba, which means “Place of Learning” in the Birri-Gubba language.

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus is located in the Townsville Tropical Intelligence and Health Precinct (TropiQ) in the suburb of Douglas. Set in a 386-hectare natural bush and parkland setting, 13 kilometres (8 miles) from the Townsville CBD, the campus houses around 1,400 students in colleges and halls of residence. Over 13,000 students are part of the JCU Townsville community, including approximately 1,500 international students.

Immerse yourself in the heart of Townsville at JCU Townsville City Campus. Located in Townsville’s CBD and boasting a range of innovative spaces and state-of-the-art facilities, Townsville City Campus delivers services for the university, its students, businesses, and community organisations.

Townsville is small enough to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life, but large enough to boast a range of facilities. Students can make the most of the great outdoors through rainforest hikes, mountain biking and snorkelling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year AUD$ 35,280
Cost of Living/Year AUD$ 22,500
Application Fee AUD$ 250
Estimated Total/Year AUD$ 58,030

Main majors

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Environmental Management

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