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James Cook University, Australia
Located in Australia, surrounded by exotic landscapes of the tropics, James Cook University is dedicated to producing world class research that has already been recognized internationally. It has a top 2 percentile score in the rankings of tertiary schools by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Students from all over the world studying in these premises enjoy the sweet surroundings that have not just the wonderful landscape of the beautifully built campus but also the Great Barrier Reef, the savannahs and the tropics!
Relevant to its tropical background it conducts research in tropical ecology, marine sciences, tropical medicine and global warming.
With its main campus located in North Queensland, JCU is bound to offer you beautiful landscapes. Tropical northern Queensland is remarkably extraordinary to whatever remains of Australia, and potentially the world. The UN's World Heritage Convention concurs to this point. Both the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforests are incorporated on the World Heritage List for their regular qualities. There is no place else on the planet where two World Heritage districts exist next to each other.
In total, it has three campuses in Cairns, Townsville and one international campus in Singapore.
Townsville – Spread across an area of 38 hectare, this campus has 11500 students living within its premises. It sports residences for student and faculty, entertainment centers for students like bars and cafes and academic buildings.
Cairns – The campus has rainforests of three of its sides that provide spectacular views. It has 4000 students living on premises and offers all the basic facilities required.
Singapore – this campus was started recently in 2003. JCU Singapore has done so well in the short time of its existence that it has achieved the Edu Trust Star awarded by the Singapore government.
The various programs offered by the university is compartmentalized into divisions. Each division has various colleges under it. In addition there are research centers as well.
The major divisions are:
· Tropical Environments and Societies
· Global Strategy and Engagement
· Research and Innovation
· Services and Resources
· Research Centres and Institutes
The major colleges are:
· College of Arts, Society and Education
· College of Business, Law and Governance
· College of Marine and Environmental Sciences
· College of Science, Technology and Engineering
· College of Medicine and Dentistry
· College of Healthcare Sciences
· College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences
· Indigenous Health Unit
In addition to these the university also has several research centers.
The staff and faculty at JCU are benchmarked against high standards to ensure that the university delivers erudite education as promised.
A plethora of courses are made available to students in all its campuses. Staying true to its mission of global development and producing significant research, the university has tried to encompass all categories in the broad range of courses offered by it. Some of these are:
· Creative Media
· Social Science
· Social Work
· Economics and Marketing
· Governance and Management
· Information Technology
· Aquaculture and Fisheries
· Environmental Geography and Sustainability
· Marine Biology
· Terrestrial Ecosystems
· Earth Sciences
· Physical Sciences
· Clinical Exercise Physiology and Sport and Exercise Science
· Nursing and Midwifery
· Occupational Therapy
· Speech Pathology
· Biomedical Sciences
· Medical Laboratory Sciences
· Veterinary Science
To allow students to enjoy all aspects of college life and spend their time at JCU with comfort and ease, the university takes care to offer basic facilities like a student technology room, a student retreat room and libraries. Other university support facilities are also provided.
Broadly speaking JCU has 4 major campuses. It offers commodious and comfortable accommodation in all of them. Following are the residence halls in each campus.
· JCU Halls of Residence
· George Roberts Hall
· Rotary International House
· University Hall
· Western Courts
· JCU Affiliated Colleges
· Saints Catholic College
· St Mark’s College
· The John Flynn College
JCU maintains an extensive database to assist students looking for accommodation off-campus. These include the following places -
· Cedar Lodge Motel
· Townsville Serviced Apartments
· Riverside Convention Centre.
There is no on-campus accommodation available in Cairns as of now. However, construction has begin and it should be available by 2018.
Locations close to the campus where students might stay include
· Cairns Student Lodge
· The Beaches Luxury Apartments
· Arcadia Gardens
· Cairns Sharehouse
Additionally JCU’s accommodation services is a system created to afford students further ease in looking for a place to stay. It is available to students across all campuses. It assists students in acquiring not just on campus accommodation but also off-campus.
JCU believes in developing human knowledge and affording equal opportunity to all. It offers financial aid via tuition waivers and scholarships to ensure all children are given an equal opportunity to grow. The application process to their scholarships in well explained on their official website. Here are a few of the scholarships awarded by them:
· AMA Queensland Foundation Medical Scholarship
· Amuthan Medical Research Bursary
· Arrow Energy-JCU Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarships
· Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation Scholarship
· Australian Women Educators Peninsula Branch Bursary
· Central Highlands District Health Council Bursary
· Commonwealth Scholarships 2017
Bachelors | Full Time (3 years)
Masters | 24 months
Masters | Full Time (2 years)
Masters | Full Time (4 years)