Founded in 1961

Founded in 1961

James Cook University (JCU)

Founded in 1961

Founded in 1961

James Cook University (JCU)

Quick facts

  • 21498

  • 1835

    International students
  • 00117J

    CRICOS Code
  • 415

    World ranking
  • 25

    Country ranking

James Cook University (JCU)

JCU is unique among Australian universities, woven into the intellectual, economic and social fabric of communities and set amid irreplaceable ecosystems and cultures. 

Provide a practical and experiential, research-rich learning environment for students, fostering their professional expertise and intellectual curiosity.

As Australia’s only university established to focus on the issues of Northern Australia and the Tropics worldwide, JCU is dedicated to helping the world’s tropical regions to prosper.

JCU has an academic division that oversees six Colleges and service divisions for research, education, services and resources, and functions of the Chancellery.

An international University as reflected in people, places, and research, James Cook University takes pride in being recognised as a leading tertiary institution

The University consistently delivers outstanding student outcomes with high employability for graduates.

On-campus accommodation

Campus list based on university info

Townsville Campus

Residence fee Duration

$10,434 AUD

UP to $16,065

Cairns Campus

Residence fee Duration

$9,682 AUD

UP to $13,395

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Townsville
based on univly research


Shared house

$7,500 AUD


Shared house

$5,004 AUD


Entire house

$15,000 AUD


  • Book Facilities
  • Library
  • Learning Facilities
    • Student Hub and Study Hub for students' relaxation and study
    • Aquaculture Research/Psychology Research and Teaching Facility
    • Science Teaching Lab
    • 4 auditoriums
    • Financial lab
    • Wireless network available around the campus
    • 6 Collaboration Rooms and 4 Apple Rooms
  • Student Service Facilities 
    • Student Hub
    • Study Hub
    • Male/Female Prayer Room
    • Stationery, Printing and Book Shop
    • 2-Storey Library
    • Student Discussion Rooms
  • Food & Beverage Facilities
  • Sports & Recreation Facilities
    • Basketball Courts
    • Gymnasium
    • Multi-Purpose Hall
  • Psychology Clinic
  • Bookshop 

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