Study Abroad Program

Why Study Abroad

Experience life in beautiful sunny Queensland and expand your career opportunities through an enhanced cultural and educational experience. All of our programs incorporate a 12 week internship equipping you with valuable international experience. Be a true global citizen with not only work but international university study that will open a world of opportunities. Set yourself apart from the competition with international study and global work experience while living in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.*

*Ranked 8th most beautiful city – 2017 Rough Guides

Brisbane river kayaking
Brisbane students
Brisbane River Dining

Academic Study Areas

Our Study Abroad program has two distinct options to complement your degree and career aspirations. To gain credit at your home university for JCU subjects, liaise with your academic advisor. When selecting your subjects please check:

  • you meet any prerequisites
  • subjects are offered in the semester you plan to attend JCU Brisbane
  • whether your subjects are offered at JCU Brisbane
Select 2 from list + Professional Internship
BX2195:03 Hospitality, Cultures & People
BX3193:03 Hospitality Operations Management
BX3194:03 Destination Management & Planning
BX2094:03 Conference & Events Management
BX2091:03 Tourism & Leisure Management
BX3095:03 Visitor & Crowd Behaviour Management
BX3096:03 Club & Gaming Management
BU3101:03 Professional Internship
Select 2 From list + Professional Internship
BX2051:03 Managing PeopleBU1003:03 Economics for Sustainable Business
BX3152:03 Managing a Global WorkforceBU1108:03 Managing Consumer Markets
BX3171:03 Organisational BehaviourBX2061:03 Business Negotiation
BX2174:03 Research & Decision Making for BusinessBX2062:03 Operations Management
BU1104:03 Business, Environment & Society in the TropicsBX2077:03 Project Management
BX3152:03 Managing a Global WorkforceBX3174:03 Management & Leadership
BX3173:03 Strategic EntrepreneurshipBU3101:03 Professional Internship
BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

Study Abroad Excursion

Its not all about advancing your career through study and work here at JCU Brisbane. We have some fun planned for you as well. Choose one of our excursions included in the Study Abroad program.

Surf Excursion


Surfs up! Learn to surf like a pro on the Gold Coast.

Adventure Excursion


Experience thrilling rides, action-packed shows, and enjoy a world of fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

Wildlife Excursion


Get up close and personal with Aussie wildlife at Australia Zoo.

Professional Internships

Jumpstart your career by gaining professional experience in Australia. BU3101: Professional Internship is an innovative subject that enables you to apply theory in the workplace and gain practical skills to enhance graduate employment, equipping you with a competitive edge.

Your professional internship will be organised through the university partner Joblinx, at no additional expense. All the work is done for you. To ensure you gain the most from your international internship our trained career consultants will interview you to ensure the Internship placement is in line with your university studies as well as your career objectives.

Tuition Fees

Trimester DurationSubject TotalPer Subject ($AU)Total ($AU)

Living Costs

Rent (share accommodation)$100 – $225
Groceries and eating out$80 – $280
Gas, electricity$35 – $140
Mobile phone and internet$20 – $55
Public Transport / Travel$15 – $55
Miscellaneous (clothes, toiletries, medical)$30 – $80
Total Estimated Weekly Costs^$280 – $835

^All prices are to be used as a guide only and can vary based on individual circumstances. For more information regarding living in Australia visit the Study in Australia website.


There are two key options available for accommodation. You can choose to package your Study Abroad experience with Student One’s Premium accommodation. Accommodation prices start from $309 per week. Alternately, you can source your own private accommodation.


The income from the SSA Fee is used to improve services and facilities on and off campus. The SSA Fee is helping to build a better university experience for all students. The SSA Fee is charged on the basis of study load. In 2020, the Fee is $46.20 per 3 credit points.


Most international students are required to organise Overseas Student Health Cover from an approved insurance provider for the length of your visa. OSHC can be purchased through JCU and paid together with your other university fees, or you may organise it directly with the OSHC provider.

How to Apply

Step 1
Check your eligibility with your home university and ensure JCU subjects offered will contribute credit to your degree at your home university.

Step 2
Throughout your Study Abroad you will complete three subjects including a Professional Internship. Choose two subjects from the list of academic study areas.

Step 3
Complete the Application Form. Include all your certified academic transcripts and degree certificates. Forward all you supporting documentation to

Step 4
Your application will be assessed based on academic and English entry requirements. If successful we will generate a Letter of Offer. Once you have received your Letter of Offer, please sign each page, complete Acceptance and Payment form and meet any conditions outlined in your offer schedule.

Step 5
Apply for your student visa at

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed 6 months of full-time study at a recognised higher education institution and received a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.9 out of 7.0, or minimum average results of approximately 65-70%.

You may be eligible to apply directly after high school and must provide your High School Certificate (or equivalent). These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Academic entry requirements vary by country. Please refer to our international entry requirement specific to your country , or email