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James Cook University (JCU) — public non-profit university. It is located in Brisbane, Australia. The higher education institution is among the youngest in the country. JCU is a member of Universities Australia, Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRU).
JCU does research in different fields of study and offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs.
The academic calendar at JCU is divided into two semesters. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at JCU for local citizens starts from 2,568 USD per year. For international students, the cost of study differs — from 19,942 USD. The university has several financial aid programs that help students cover part of the cost of education. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.
Also, consider other expenses: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals, and personal expenses.
You cannot enter university in Australia after the 11th grade, as school education here lasts longer. Applicants need to eliminate the academic difference. There are two ways to do this: either study for a year at a university in your home country, or complete one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.). Before submitting documents to the university, applicants take an English language exam. The university accepts the results of IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score is 74. The IELTS score is not lower than 6.
Master's degree at JCU
When considering candidates for master's programs, the admission committee of the university pays attention to the student's academic performance during the undergraduate program. It is impossible to enter JCU for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 6. TOEFL — 74 or higher.
Doctorate degree at JCU
If you are applying for a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. For enrollment, you need to pass IELTS with 6.5 points. The minimum score for TOEFL is 86.
The campus of the educational institution is suburban. It combines the features of a rural and urban campus. Students live separately from the city and create a close-knit community. At the same time, they are not very far from the city and have access not only to urban entertainment, such as cinemas and restaurants, but also to outdoor activities. During the period of study, students can use the university library, where they can do homework and write scientific papers. Thanks to international exchange programs at JCU, students can communicate with representatives of different countries and nationalities and thus expand their own horizons. And, the university contributes to this by regularly holding joint events for local and foreign students.
In Australia, you can stay for a period of 1.5 to 4 years after graduation. To do this, you must obtain a graduate visa — it allows you to work in the country without changing your visa to a work one. Look for more immigration options in our article.