Study Abroad Singapore - Study in Singapore

Study Abroad Singapore - Study in Singapore

Study at the Singapore campus of James Cook University while taking the opportunity to explore the rest of Asia in the midst of their high quality Australian education. Our 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 James Cook University, you are able to choose subjects from a wide range of study areas that will add value to your degree and broaden your experience.


How to Apply Online and Online Application Guideline.

Why Choose JCU in Singapore?

1. Experience lectures from the University ranked Top 2% of universities in the world1. Students who study at the Singapore campus of James Cook University get high quality Australian education.

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1 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 2023 ShanghaiRanking AcademicRanking of World Universities as a percentage of higher education providers in the InternationalAssociation of Universities (IAU) database.

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.

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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.

Course Structure

  Undergraduate 1 Undergraduate 2 Postgraduate
Enrolment PeriodJanuary*, May and September
Subjects Offered Business and Commerce, Economics, Environmental Science, Information Technology,  Psychology, Science Business, Information Technology, International Tourism and Hospitality Management, Psychology
No. of Subjects 4 8 4
No. of Credits gained 12 24 12
Course Duration 4 8 4
Tuition Fees# S$10,791 S$21,582 S$13,843

#All course fees include the corresponding Singapore Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is 9% in 2024.
#The details of the instalment breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract. Please contact us for further details.
*In 2024, the intake will commence in February

Note: 1 Credit = 2.5 ECTS

Selecting Your Subjects

The Singapore campus of James Cook University has three trimesters. Study abroad students should only choose 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 the Singapore campus of James Cook University 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.


  • SP51: 1st Trimester
  • SP52: 2nd Trimester
  • SP53: 3rd Trimester
  • 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.

On your Application Form, you should list between six to twelve subjects, and ensure the subjects are available, in the Study Period you prefer (SP51, SP52 or SP53). To gain credit for specific subjects at your Home Institution, you will need to liaise with academic advisors at your Home Institution to make sure that the subjects you wish to study at JCU will transfer back as official credits. 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
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 [email protected]

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 6.0)
TOEFL (internet based) 74 (no component less than 18)
Pearson (PTE Academic) 52 (no component less than 52)

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.

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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 (Click here to see the Application Fee amount under “Non-Tuition Fee” section.)

*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

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 the Singapore campus of James Cook University 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?

Please click here to refer to Modes of Payment page in the Fees Section

Please refer below for further information regarding Flywire:


James Cook University Singapore, partners with Flywire to streamline the payment journey for our students. With Flywire, students can be assured that the University will receive their payments in full, and in a timely manner.

5 reasons to use Flywire:

  1. Local students can easily pay online via PayNow or their Visa/Mastercard/AMEX credit cards.
  2. International students have access to familiar options, in their local currency, like Alipay, JCB and American Express, at competitive rates.
  3. Access to 24/7 multi-lingual customer support via live chat, email, phone or WeChat.
  4. Payment tracking from start to finish, knowing exactly where your money is, always.
  5. Have peace of mind knowing it’s a secure platform specialised in processing education related payments.

To start making your payments, click on the Pay Now with Flywire button below! If you have questions about making online payment, visit


Access the international student payment portal 
*due to international banking regulations transactions in some currencies are not available. If your currency does not appear as an option, please select an alternative currency such as USD$.


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