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Universities in Townsville

James Cook University - Townsville

 

As Queensland's second oldest university, James Cook University (JCU) is world renowned for its research and instruction focused on the tropics. The University is surrounded by numerous ecosystems including the Great Barrier Reef, rainforests of the Wet Tropics and more where students are able to apply their studies within the diverse environment. JCU- Townsville is recognized by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australia. At JCU there are hundreds of study areas for students to choose from, many offering exciting, hands-on field components. Popular study areas include:

Marine Biology
Tropical Biology and Zoology
Rainforest and Coastal Science
Earth Sciences/Geology
Indigenous Australian Studies

James Cook University's Townsville campus is the University's largest campus, boasting approximately 12,300 students, including over 1,400 international students. The campus surroundings provide students with easy access to everything they will need during their time at JCU, including a large variety of outdoor activities, visits to the Great Barrier Reef and nearby islands and resorts, historic outback towns, and World Heritage listed rainforests. Diverse environments, vibrant communities, and challenging academic programs are just a few of the reasons why so many students choose to study abroad at James Cook University.

The university has been ranked in the top 400 worldwide in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.

James Cook University supports ISA students with four $500 AUD awards per year.

Cricos Code: 00117J

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