The James Cook University offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and undergraduate certificate courses as well. The undergraduate degrees are offered in a wide range of programs which include—accounting, archaeology, English, criminology, Asia Pacific community development, computing, GIS, geography, journalism, marine science, tourism, visual arts, tourism, social work, social science and zoology among many others. The postgraduate degree courses include programs like animal science, anthropology, astronomy education, environmental science, medicine, mathematics, information technology, nursing, creative arts, biomedical sciences, computer science and creative arts among many others. The undergraduate certificate courses are offered in ecotourism, legal studies, business, biomedical sciences, social science, tourism, youth work practice, indigenous studies and child and adolescent mental health among others. These courses are beneficial for students who cannot afford to do full-time classes.
The fee payments for graduate degrees at the James Cook University depend on the choice of subjects. In case of postgraduate studies, the fees for the courses may vary and some may even be tax-deductible. The variation of fees depends on the choice of subject and total number of credit points. The fees can be paid either in instalments on the fixed dates or students can avail of the FEE-HELP services as well. Only Australian students and humanitarian permanent resident visa holders can apply for this assistance. The students also need to pay Student Contribution amounts and New Zealand based students are not eligible for HECS-HELP loan options. The James Cook University also offer various scholarship options at the undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. At the undergraduate and postgraduate level various scholarships are offered in:
- Faculty of Law, Business and Creative Arts
- Faculty of Science, Engineering and Information Technology
- Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
- Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences
The James Cook University offers accommodation services at both the Townsville and Cairns campuses. The Townsville on campus has 8 residential campuses which provide accommodation facilities to more than 1400 students. The on campus residences include St. Mark’s College, George Roberts Hall, St. Raphael’s College, St. Paul’s College, Western Hall, Rotary International House, The John Flynn College and University Hall. The off-campus accommodation facilities at the Townsville campus include shared housing, guesthouses, private rented houses, youth hostels and boarding houses. The Cairns campus does not have on campus accommodation facilities but it offers off-campus accommodation at boarding houses, rented apartments, guesthouses and shared housing.
In order to get admission at the James Cook University, international students must follow the visa requirements as specified by the Australian government’s Department of Immigration services. The international students need to posses a valid student visa and fulfil all the requirements only after which are they entitled to study at the James Cook University.