There are a number of ways you can apply to study at JCU Brisbane, either through an agent or directly with the university. We have several in-country managers to assist you with any questions you may have. Whichever method you choose, your application must be accompanied by supporting documents so we can review your eligibility.

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

South Asia
Shrikant Deshmukh
Director International Marketing
Phone: +91 9920 277 559

Aparna Bam
Marketing Manager – South Asia
Phone: +91 8879 130 985

Celia Fu
Phone: +86 138 0577 7387

Jet Lee
Regional Manager
Phone: +61 451 970 975

As well as having our own in-country managers we have many International Agent representatives throughout the world who can answer your questions and assist you.

To Apply Directly

Step 1.

Select the course (s) and date (s) that you would like to study.

Step 2.

Check the Entry Requirements to see if you are eligible and qualify. To find out if you qualify for any credits from previous study click here.

Step 3.

Submit a fully completed Application Form. Please make sure to use your full legal name as it appears on your passport.

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, the registered agent of James Cook University or a representative of the institution.

Via Post:

Download and complete the Application Form and send it to:

The Admissions Department
James Cook University Brisbane
349 Queen Street
Brisbane Qld 4000

Via Email:

Download and complete the application form and email it to

Step 4.

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 5.

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 6.

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.

All overseas students must apply for a student visa before travelling to Australia. To find out more, please contact your nearest Australian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission.

Comprehensive information about visa applications, student work rights and restrictions, health requirements and much more can be found on the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) website.

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

How to obtain an Australian visa for study at James Cook University 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.

You or your Agent (on your behalf) will need to apply for your visa directly with the Department.  All international students will now apply for a single student visa (subclass 500), regardless of their chosen course of study.

What does this mean for you?

  • Mandatory online lodgement of Student Visa Applications
  • Student document checklist tool (to check your financial and English language evidentiary requirements if required before applying)
  • A new immigration risk framework will be used to guide the evidence of English language and financial capacity that a student needs to provide with their visa application.

Key requirements for Student visa (subclass 500)

  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement
  • Enrolment in a registered course of study
  • Financial capacity and English language proficiency
  • Health and character
  • Health Insurance
  • No debt to the Australian Government