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International Students

There are a number of ways for you to apply to study at JCU Brisbane.


Not all applicants are eligible to apply directly with the university and are required to apply through one of our JCU Brisbane registered agents.

  • Via Email:

  • Via Post:  James Cook University Brisbane
    349 Queen Street
    Brisbane Qld 4000

  • Via a JCU Brisbane Agent/Representative

Click here to view the list of Agents available in your country.

We also have several In-Country Managers to assist you in the following countries:

China China India India Veitnam Vietnam

Whichever method you choose, your application must be accompanied by supporting documents for us to review your eligibility.

The Application Process


Step 1

Select an available course, campus and start date

To find out if you qualify for any credits from previous study click here.

Step 2

Submit a fully completed application form. Please make sure to use your full legal name as it appears on your passport. You can do this online or fill out the Bachelor/Diploma or Master application form.

Send us the academic transcripts and certificates from your high school studies and any further studies you have undertaken along with official English translations if applicable. Your academic transcript must be accompanied by the Grading Scale used at the institution/s where you have undertaken your studies.

Please be aware that while posted, faxed or scanned copies of certificates and transcripts can be used during the assessment process, we do require Original Certified Copies to be posted to us. These are copies that are stamped, signed and certified as being true copies of the original documents by a public notary, registered agent of James Cook University or a representative of the institution.

Step 3

We will assess your application based on the academic and English entry requirements for your preferred degree.

If your application is successful, an electronic offer package will be sent to you.  This will include the following:

  • Offer Letter
  • Name and duration of the degree in which you have been accepted
  • Credit awarded to you for previous studies (if any)
  • Tuition fees and other costs

Step 4

Once you have received your offer, read it carefully.  Then submit the required documentation to satisfy any outstanding conditions of enrolment.  You will also need to complete and sign the Acceptance and Payment Agreement, and return it to JCU Brisbane or our overseas representative, along with the fees listed in your Offer Letter.

Step 5

We will then issue you an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). This is the document that you require in order to apply for an Australian student visa.

Use your eCOE to obtain a student visa from your nearest Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

Student Visa Information


Visa's applications can take up to six months or more, depending on your nationality and the country from where you are applying.

Once you have a student visa, you are ready to begin your study at JCU Brisbane.

How to obtain an Australian visa for Study at JCU Brisbane

As of 1 July 2016 the new Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) came into effect.

There are new requirements in applying for a Student Visa to study in Australia.

It is important that you fully understand all requirements to apply.

Additional Notes

You may be required to provide an Academic IELTS or TOEFL result that is less than 2 years old - go to IELTS or TOEFL for more information. If you do not meet the minimum scores, you may have the option to study English at Sarina Russo Institute which is co located at 349 Queen St, Brisbane along with James Cook University Brisbane. Upon successful completion of appropriate English course, you could enter your approved degree. Some students may be required to resit the IELTS exam first if done at another English language provider although those who study and complete their course at Unipath gain direct entry into their course of choice.

Simply click on the appropriate links below to find out if you meet both the English and academic entry requirements for your chosen program:

Different countries are assigned different visa assessment levels by the Australian Government. Countries designated Level 3 or 4 must supply the IELTS test for visa purposes. Before booking your Academic English test, click here to assess the your Assessment Level.