- What are the tuition fees and expenses of a typical exchange nominated student?
Outbound exchange students from the Singapore campus of James Cook University are exempted from paying tuition fees to the Host institution. Exchange students will continue to follow the original student contract's tuition fee structure of James Cook University, Singapore for their exchange program period at Host institution.
Outbound exchange students are responsible for all other non-tuition fees required by Host institution. Students are also responsible for their own overseas travel and living expenses. This may include but is not limited to Host institution application fees, visa application fees, flight tickets, accommodation costs, personal daily spending, memberships, insurance costs and etc.
- As Host institutions typically operate on semester model, how does this affect my trimester study plan?
Depending on each individual’s study plan, outbound exchange students should expect that their total study duration will be extended by one or more trimester(s) due to academic calendar differences between trimester and semester systems. The International Management Office (IMO) will indicate to students their projected return date and course completion date to help applicants plan and make an informed decision for outbound exchange.
- How will my grades at the Host institution affect my GPA at James Cook University?
Subject grades from Host institution will not be reflected in James Cook University’s transcript and they are not used to calculate the overall GPA. Students must obtain a passing grade to secure equivalent credits at James Cook University.
- Will James Cook University help me with visa applications and pre-departure issues before I commence my exchange program at Host institution?
The International Management Office (IMO) will guide and assist outbound exchange students together with the coordinator from Host institution. However, outbound exchange students must take full responsibility for securing visa/permit to study, meeting financial and communications obligations, fulfilling accommodation, academic, personal health, and safety responsibilities.