James Cook University Merit Scholarships

James Cook University is awarding Merit Scholarships to high calibre individuals with outstanding academic achievement and well developed skills in critical thinking and creativity. These scholarships are competitive and are only available for students studying at the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

JCU Scholarship Categories

We have three categories for JCU Merit Scholarships as follows:

100% Scholarship on ONE academic year*
50% Scholarship on ONE academic year*
25% Scholarship on ONE academic year*

* One academic year is equivalent to 8 subjects.

- Applicants residing in South Asia, please contact our In-Country Representatives as the Scholarship procedures are different compared to the details mentioned in this webpage.

JCU Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Meet James Cook University academic entry requirements
  • Submit a complete application form including scholarship application form and relevant documents
  • Eligibility criteria varies dependent on country

JCU Scholarship Application Period

Peak Intakes
Windows OPEN for Scholarship Application
Windows CLOSED for Scholarship Application Submission
Suggested Test Date Suggested Test Modality Suggested Venue
Singapore F/T





Singapore P/T





China (including Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan China)






North India





South India
Thailand 4-Mar-24 11-Apr-24 18-Apr-24 Online Online
South Korea 11-Mar-24 12-Apr-24 20-Apr-24 Online Online
Kazakhstan 4-Mar-24 11-Apr-24 18-Apr-24 Online Online
Vietnam 4-Mar-24 11-Apr-24 18-Apr-24 Online Online
Myanmar 4-Mar-24 11-Apr-24 18-Apr-24 Online Online
Laos & Cambodia 4-Mar-24 11-Apr-24 18-Apr-24 Online Online
* Application for scholarship received after 6pm, will not be eligible. NO extension of application submission will be entertained.
* Acceptance of scholarship after 2 weeks from date of results will NOT be entertained and will deemed as null and void.

For more information please contact the following:

Contact: +65 8222 6833
Email: [email protected]

South Asia

Cities Country Representatives Contact
South Asia Jay Shah [email protected]
(+65) 8365 0435
Tanuj Soni [email protected]
(+91) 920 220 4083
Ponkarthikeyan Rajendran [email protected]
(+91) 978 916 1844


Cities Country Representatives Contact
Indonesia Andrew Lim [email protected]
(+65) 8139 6745
Jakarta Irene Pangestu [email protected]
(+62) 878 815 1518
Surabaya Diela Raditya [email protected]
(+62) 822 4452 5400

South Korea

Cities Country Representatives Contact
Seoul Luo Zhenzhen [email protected]
(+65) 9752 5566
Seoul Park Nayeong [email protected]
(+82) 1083 276850


Cities Country Representatives Contact
Malaysia Andrew Lim [email protected]
(+65) 8139 6745
Malaysia Eddie Siew [email protected]
(+60) 17 2706709


Cities Country Representatives Contact
Myanmar Selena Le [email protected]
(+65) 6709 3641
Myanmar San Thu Zar Myaing [email protected]
(+95) 9794 942 254


Cities Country Representatives Contact
Thailand Selena Le [email protected]
(+65) 6709 3641


Cities Country Representatives Contact
Vietnam Selena Le [email protected]
(+65) 6709 3641
Hanoi Tran Huong Linh [email protected]
(+84) 904 562 445
Ho Chi Minh Julia Vong [email protected]
(+84) 898 655 175

Central Asia

Cities Country Representatives Contact
Kazakhstan Alexandra (Sasha) Tsoy [email protected]
+7 701 374 0000

The application form is currently under maintenance. Please check back at a later time. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
Alternatively, you may email [email protected] with your enquiries.

JCU Merit Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • This scholarship is only available for students studying at the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCUS).
  • The scholarship is open to new Singapore students (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding Student’s Pass) and new international students commencing in selected intake.
  • Continuing Singapore students and continuing international students who are in their final trimester/term of their pathway program excluding Postgraduate Qualifying Program (Business) are eligible to apply.
  • Scholarship awardees are not eligible for any other scholarship available at the Singapore campus of James Cook University.
  • The scholarship awarded is transferable only within the same degree level should the scholarship awardees decide to change course.
  • The scholarship is equivalent to the tuition fees for a maximum 8 subjects equal to One Academic Year at JCUS.
  • Minimum subject fees payable is capped at 12 subjects’ tuition fees for undergraduate program and 6 or 8 subjects’ tuition fees for postgraduate program following the scholarship award and any advanced standing granted from the assessment of application for admission.
  • The scholarship amount will be offset against the final subjects undertaken (up to a maximum of 8 subjects).
  • The scholarship is applicable for all Bachelor and Master Degree programs except for Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Philosophy.
  • For scholarship awarded to Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science or Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (Majoring in Aquaculture), the scholarship amount will be offset from business subject fees only.
  • The scholarship amount does not cover any re-module fees should the scholarship awardee fail any subject during the course of study.
  • The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the scholarship holder’s progress or behaviour is deemed unsatisfactory.
  • JCUS does not guarantee and/or provide scholars with employment upon graduation.
  • If the scholarship holder decides to withdraw from the university and/or terminate the scholarship prematurely, the university reserves the right to impose repayment of all scholarship monies disbursed to the scholar.
  • It is subject to the university discretion to award the scholarship.
  • Scholarship is not applicable for transfer to any James Cook University campus in Australia.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to take on the role of student ambassador or any other similar role representing James Cook University to give publicity talks and testimonials as and when called upon to do so.
  • In the event of any dispute the decision of the university will be final and binding.