How do I apply for accommodation with the Singapore campus of James Cook University?
You must firstly be associated with Singapore campus of James Cook University.
For new students, once you have received your In-Principle Approval (IPA), you can login to our Pre-Arrival System for airport pickup and accommodation application.
For current students, you can send us an email at email@example.com for an initial enquiry. Please have the subject titled as, “Current Student Seeking Accommodation Assistance”
You will be receive a reply within 2 working days from James Cook University Singapore student accommodation department.
How do I confirm my accommodation?
Upon receipt of your request, we will make arrangements for your booking and thereafter email you an Accommodation Acknowledgement and request that you confirm the accommodation arrangement within 3 working days.
I have just applied to study at the Singapore campus, but I have yet to receive a Letter of Offer. Can I place an accommodation booking?
Our accommodation arrangement is only offered to students who have received a confirmed placement at the university.
When will I know the total accommodation required?
The Accommodation Acknowledgement Letter will detail the total payment required. You can make payment before you arrive by Telegraph Transfer (TT) or pay for the accommodation in cash when you check-in.
I have received my Accommodation Acknowledgement Letter, however, I would like to change my room type. Can I do so?
Yes, you are entitled to one room type change after receiving the Accommodation Acknowledgement Letter. The change request must occur at least three days prior to your arrival and it is subject to room availability.
When should I send in my accommodation request?
Please submit your airport pickup and accommodation request once you receive your In-Principle Approval (IPA). An email will be send to you to direct you to the Pre-Arrival System.
Do I need to pay a security deposit for my accommodation?
Yes. For all accommodation service providers, they require a security deposit to confirm the accommodation. Most deposit amount will be equivalent to one calendar month’s rent and is refundable at the end of your accommodation contract. However, it is subjected to meeting contract obligations, such as leaving the room tidy, no damage, and etc.
I don't prefer any of the accommodation currently engaged, is it possible to make my own arrangements?
The university renders accommodation assistance to students free of charge. We give the students the liberty to opt for the best accommodation that matches their preference. If students decides to make their own arrangements, we do advise that they ensure the provider is legitimate and that they are well aware of regulations by different government regulatory boards on accommodation.
For Housing & Development Board (HDB) rental, the landlord must seek HDB approval prior to registering student as a tenant. Minimum rental period at HDB rooms/flats is 6 months.
For private residential rental, landlord doesn’t need to seek approval from Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Maximum number of occupants in the unit is 6. And the minimum rental period is 3 months.
Students may visit the following property rental websites.