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Our Study Abroad students had wonderful experience studying in JCU Singapore while taking the opportunity to explore the rest of Asia in the midst of their high quality Australian education.

The Study Abroad Program enables you to study for 1 or 2 Trimesters (4 or 8 months), earning credits towards your home institution degree. As a study abroad student at JCU Singapore, you are able to choose subjects from a wide range of study areas that will add value to your degree and broaden your experience.

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Online Application Guide and Checklist

Why JCU Singapore?

1. Experience lectures from the University ranked Top 4% in the World. Students who study at JCU Singapore get the same high quality Australian education of James Cook University without making the way Down Under to Australia.


2. Enjoy the best of both worlds in Singapore. The opportunity to enjoy a rich diversity of experiences and exciting lifestyle in one of the world’s leading business and financial hubs.


Singapore’s first language is English, therefore communication would pose less of a problem. Singapore is also a cosmopolitan city as well as a first class destination for higher education complemented with world renowned educational institutions. You will embark on a pedagogical journey that combines the best of global knowledge with the wisdom of Asian insights. At Singapore, you immerse yourself in the widest range of educational offerings & embrace a learning environment that is both inspiring and conducive. It is truly a place where you can enrich your mind and life.

Besides high quality education, Singapore is a comfortable environment to experience and adapt to Asian culture. Hence, it makes the perfect base for you to explore the rest of Asia.

Need further convincing? Here are some videos about the life and culture of Singapore!

The meaning of the word “shiok” (Watch video)

Short Travel Guide in Singapore (Watch video)

All Work All Play (Watch video)

Lyrical – Famous Buildings and Architecture in Singapore (Watch video)

Course Structure

  Undergraduate 1 Undergraduate 2 Postgraduate
Enrolment Period March, July & November
Subjects Offered Business, Information Technology & Psychology Business, Information Technology
No. of Subjects 4 8 4
No. of Credits gained 12 12 12
Course Duration 4 8 4
Tuition Fees S$8,988 S$17,976 S$11,984

# Fees inclusive of Government Service Tax (GST)
* Note: 1 Credit = 2.5 ECTS

Selecting your Subjects

JCU Singapore has three trimesters, also known as teaching periods, each year that are made up of study periods(SP).

SP51_intake starts in Feb/Mar
SP52_intake starts in Jun/Jul
SP53_intake starts in Oct/Nov

Study abroad students should only choose the subjects that are available/offered in their applied intake. At JCU, each subject has a value of 3 credit points (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS). A normal full time study load for a teaching period is four subjects (12 credit points or 30 ECTS).

Subject Search

You can view a full list of undergraduate or postgraduate subjects offered at JCU Singapore via the below links.

Alternatively you can use the Studyfinder to search by campus, by teaching period, by level of study, and by subject code prefixes. When results are shown, you can click on each subject to see a subject outline and prerequisites.

You can tell if a subject is 1st, 2nd and 3rd level by the first number in the subject code i.e. BU1002 is a level 1 subject while BU2008 is a level 2 subject and BU3102 is a level 3 subject. Most Study Abroad students can only study at 1st, 2nd and 3rd levels depending if prerequisites are met.

Undergraduate Subjects

Psychology Subjects

Business Subjects

Information Technology Subjects

Postgraduate Subjects

Business Subjects

Professional Accounting Subjects

International Tourism & Hospitality Management Subjects

Information Technology Subjects


  • SP51: February intake
  • SP52: June intake
  • SP53: October intake 
  • Available subjects in individual intake are ticked or indicated as D/E in the Study Plan

To get information of individual subject and its pre-requisite, please search for subject code mentioned in the above Study Plan via our StudyFinder.

Subject Selection

Undergraduate Study Abroad

You are able to study 1st, 2nd and 3rd year subjects dependant on meeting the required pre-requisites and academic entry requirements for entry.

Postgraduate Study Abroad

If you choose at least one postgraduate subject, you are required to meet the postgraduate academic entry requirements. You can also choose to study 1st, 2nd and 3rd year subjects under this program dependant on meeting the required pre-requisites for entry.

Please Note :

On your Application, you should list between six to twelve subjects, and ensure the subjects are available,in the Teaching Period you prefer (SP51, SP52 or SP53). To gain credit for specific subjects at your home university, you will need to liaise with academic advisors to make sure that the subjects you wish to study at JCU will transfer back as official credit. Subjects that are submitted on the JCU Study Abroad application form are sent to JCU academic advisors for approval based on meeting prerequisites. You will be notified of the outcome in your Letter of Offer.

Entry Requirements

Country of citizenship Academic entry requirements English entry requirements
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Canada Successful completion of post-secondary studies with a minimum cumulative average of 63% or above. Bachelor Degree; or equivalent Not applicable in most cases.
Denmark Successful completion of one semester (six months) of study at a recognised higher education institution in Denmark or successful completion of Studentereksamen, Højere forberedelseseksamen or Højere handelseksamen or Hojere Tekniskeksamen. Bachelor Degree; or equivalent Not applicable in most cases, providing students have studied through the Danish education system.
Germany Successful completion of one semester (six months) of study at a recognised German university with an overall grade of Pass or successful completion of Abitur, Fachhochschulreif or Reifezeugnis. Bachelor Degree; or equivalent Academic IELTS or TOEFL; or Abitur/Allgemeine Hochschulreife or Zeugnis der Fachhochsculreife with 2 (gut) or better in English as a Basic course OR Abitur/Allgemeine Hochschulreife or Zeugnis der Fachhochsculreife with 3 (befriedigend) or better in English as a Intensified course (“Leistungskurs”) OR DAAD English language test – overall result of b (good) in all four parts of the DAAD language test (the test should not be older than two years).
Netherlands Successful completion of ‘Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs’ Diploma; or ‘Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs’ Diploma. Bachelor Degree; or equivalent Academic IELTS or TOEFL; or grade 6 (pass or voldoende) or better in English in the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Ondersijs (VWO) Diploma or ‘Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs’ (HAVO) Diploma.
Norway Successful completion of at least one semester (six months) of study at a recognised higher education institution in Norway OR Successful completion of Norwegian Vi tnemal fra den Videregaende Skolen with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Bachelor Degree; or equivalent Academic IELTS or TOEFL; or grade of 4 or better in any English subject in the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skolen.
Sweden Successful completion of Upper Secondary School (Slutbetyg) or Kommunavuxenutbildnung or ‘Komvux’ (adult education) if coming directly from high school with a minimum GPA of 12. Bachelor Degree; or equivalent Academic IELTS or TOEFL; or grade of VG or above in the Slutbetyg or Kommunavuxenutbildnung or ‘Komvux’.
United States Satisfactory completion (a pass) of one year at a recognised university or other post-secondary institution at date of application - minimum GPA of 2.8 (all students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.7 will also be considered for the study abroad program). Students from Freshman Year are considered on a case-by-case basis. OR successful completion of High School Diploma or equivalent with SAT score of 1000; or an ACT score of 22. Bachelor Degree; or equivalent Not applicable in most cases.

For entry requirement of countries not listed in the above list, please contact us at admissions-singapore@jcu.edu.au

English Language Requirements

If your native language is not English, you may be required to demonstrate English proficiency by sitting a recognised test of your English language ability. The minimum English language proficiency requirement for the Study Abroad program is:

Test Required (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)
IELTS 6.0 (no component lower than 5..5)
TOEFL (internet based) 79 (minimum writing score of 19)
TOEFL (paper based) 550 (with a minimum Test of Written English score of 4.0)
Pearson (PTE Academic) 57

If you meet the academic requirements but not the English language requirement, you can receive a packaged offer to study English prior to your semester at JCU.

Apply now to get started

Admissions Documents Checklist – International applicants

Step 1 Submitting an Application

  • Completed Application Form
  • Certified academic transcript*, certificate and IELTS/TOEFL English language scores if required.
  • A clear copy of passport
  • A non-refundable application fee of S$250

*Please note: all academic transcripts must be accompanied by the grading scale/key used at the institution where the previous studies were undertaken.

Step 2 Receiving Letter of Offer and Student Contract

  • Read Student Induction Pack and sign the Declaration Form of Student Induction Pack and Advisory Note
  • Understand the student contract including polices, course details, payment advice and etc
  • Sign Acceptance of Payment Form and sign student contract
  • Finalize subject selection by confirming and signing the Subject Pre-approval Form for early enrolment (applicable to Study Abroad students only)

Step 3 Student Pass Application Documentation

  • Complete the Student Pass Forms in details (i.e. fill all entries in dd/mm/yyyy wherever such a format is required)
  • A copy of passport sized photo in WORD document (not in pdf file)
  • A copy of original birth certificate and a copy of English translation of the birth certificate with notarization
  • A non-refundable International Student Registration Fee of S$500/Full Degree student or S$300/Study Abroad student. Please note this fee will be paid together with tuition fees installments and no upfront payment is required before course commencement.

Step 4 Receiving IPA Letter and Preparing for Departure

  • Print out the In-Principle Approval Letter from Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA)
  • Log on to Facilities Booking Online System to request for Airport Pick-up and Accommodation Arrangement using your JCUS ID (stated in your student contract) and birthday.

Who should I contact?

Feel free to email JCU Singapore for more information and to view a list of our representatives in your country, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are certified copies of documents?

A certified copy means a stamped photocopy signed by a public notary, institution representative or authorized JCU agent/representative as being a true and accurate record of the original document. If documentation is in a language other than English and official certified translation must be included and translated by the issuing institution or by an official translating service.

2. How to make payment?

There are 3 ways to make payment to JCU Singapore

a) Credit Card – which is also the preferred payment mode
b) Bank Draft
c) Electronic Funds Transfer – a receipt from the home bank has to be sent to us as soon as the electronic funds transfer is made

Our bank details are as follows:

DBS Bank Limited
DBS Buona Vista Branch
Block 43 Holland Drive, #01-53/59, Singapore 270043
Account Number: 032-900070-8 (SGD Account)
Account Name: James Cook Australia Institute of Higher Learning

Study Abroad Brochure

Download the Study Abroad brochure here.