Welcome to JCU Life! Here you will find staff tips as well as student stories written by our International Student Bloggers. The bloggers discuss academic advice, social experiences, exploring North Queensland, and suggestions on arranging accommodation and travel while at JCU. By reading international students’ stories, you can discover what it is like to be a JCU student and what exciting opportunities await you by studying at JCU in North Queensland, Australia.
JCU is Australia’s leading tropical research university and Queensland’s second oldest university. Offering excellence in teaching and research, JCU is a vibrant three-campus university with main campus locations in the tropical Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns and the city-state of Singapore. So why choose to study at JCU?
More than 20,000 students are currently enrolled at JCU, including over 6,000 international students from over 100 countries. There are over 300 programs available to international students to study at JCU.
JCU’s areas of research excellence are ecology/ environment, plant and animal science, geosciences, coral reef science and tourism. JCU is ranked in the top 4% of universities worldwide* and is Australia’s leading university in Environmental Science and Management and Fisheries Science research. Academics have won over 39 national awards for teaching excellence from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council. (* based on 2011 assessments by one of the world’s leading university ranking systems – the Shanghai Jiao Tong University).
JCU strives to create an educational environment where students learn to take full advantage of their university experience. With friendly campuses, smaller class sizes, accessible teaching staff, and excellent support services including study skills and student mentor programs, JCU students receive the personal attention they need to achieve their best.
Learn more about JCU by visiting the International Students website.
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