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James Cook University in Singapore partners with SLTC to expand student opportunities

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Fri, 20 Aug 2021
James Cook University in Singapore partners with SLTC to expand student opportunities

The partnership will enhance the Pre-University Foundation Program and provide greater opportunities to further studies with JCU.

James Cook University (JCU) in Singapore and Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC), Sri Lanka’s leader in innovative, technology driven and research-based education, have signed an agreement to pave the way for students to join JCU’s Pre-University Foundation Program in Sri Lanka before enrolling for the relevant Bachelor degree at JCU in Singapore.

JCU’s Pre-University Foundation Program provides an alternative pathway to tertiary education by equipping students with the skills and capabilities to enter tertiary study.

If they meet the academic requirements and the student visa requirements, a student progressing from the Pre-University Foundation Program will be able to study a minimum of 2 trimesters in Singapore and the remaining subjects in Australia (Townsville, Cairns and/or Brisbane).

Earlier this year, JCU in Singapore also partnered with SLTC under a new initiative to offer new pathways for Sri Lankan students who aim to pursue JCU’s Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events. The partnership provides opportunities to obtain dual degrees in Tourism, Hospitality and Events, and Travel and Tourism Management by studying the last two years of their degree programme in Singapore after completing the first two years at SLTC, or study one year at SLTC and the other two years in Singapore to obtain the JCU degree. SLTC students also have the option to study a few subjects in Singapore to acquire international experience. This enables SLTC students to further their studies with JCU in Singapore and learn to devise innovative solutions to contemporary challenges, while adding to JCU’s diverse student population.

Commenting on the new partnership, SLTC Founder and President/CEO Eng. Ranjith Rubasinghe said, “James Cook University is a prestigious high-ranking university and we are privileged to be their local partner. We are committed to giving the future of Sri Lanka the best of what the world has to offer in terms of higher education, right at home, and we look forward to the amazing work and opportunities that we can create together.”

Professor Chris Rudd OBE, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore at JCU, said, “This partnership between James Cook University in Singapore and SLTC will help promote wider education opportunities, allowing more students to benefit from high-quality education regardless of geographical location. Together, we aim to empower a new generation of graduates capable of succeeding in the workforce and shaping the future.”

Find out more about the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

Find out more about our Pathway Programs and Hospitality and Tourism Management courses.


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