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James Cook University Singapore

James Cook University Singapore (JCU)

  • Singapore campus of James Cook University Australia
  • Campus Address: 149 Sims Dr, Singapore 387380
  • Visa Application is handled by the university directly

About JCU Singapore

James Cook University Singapore campus established in 2003 and is fully owned by James Cook University Australia. Students who graduate from JCU Singapore will get the same global recognition as graduated from JCU Australia.

In 2015, JCU Singapore is the 1st institution received the Singapore Education Trust Certification Star Rating (Edu Trust Star), and obtain it again in 2019. This is the highest certification offered in this area.

University Status in Singapore

JCU Singapore became the only private institution in Singapore to be recognised with “University status” in 2016, this allows the JCU Singapore campus to call itself a university.


Ranking

Top 201-250

Global University Rank, The Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021

Top 50 Under 50

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Ranking, Top 50 Under 50, 2020

Top 2% Globally

The Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2019

EduTrust Star

Highest level of award in the private education sector in Singapore. 1st institution in Singapore to achieve this.


Courses and Fees

University Pathway
CoursesMajor / Field of StudyDurationTuition Fees
English Language Preparatory ProgramEnglish Language4 monthsS$3,959
Pre-University Foundation Program8 monthsS$14,980
Pre-University Foundation Program Extended12 monthsS$20,437
Postgraduate Qualifying ProgramBusiness4 monthsS$9,844
Diploma
CoursesMajor / Field of StudyDurationTuition Fees
Diploma of Higher EducationBusiness Studies8 monthsS$19,688Diploma
Diploma of Higher EducationInformation Technology8 monthsS$19,688Diploma
Diploma of Higher EducationPsychological Science8 monthsS$20,544Diploma
Undergraduate
CoursesMajor / Field of StudyDurationTuition Fees
Bachelor of Business2 YearsS$59,064
Bachelor of BusinessHospitality and Tourism Management2 YearsS$59,064
Bachelor of BusinessInternational Business2 YearsS$59,064
Bachelor of BusinessMarketing2 YearsS$59,064
Bachelor of BusinessSports and Events Management2 YearsS$59,064
Bachelor of BusinessManagement2 YearsS$59,064
Bachelor of BusinessAccounting2 YearsS$59,064
Bachelor of BusinessFinancial Management2 YearsS$59,064
Bachelor of BusinessBanking and Finance2 YearsS$59,064
Bachelor of BusinessBusiness Intelligence and Information Systems2 YearsS$59,064
Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science2 YearsS$60,241
Bachelor of Business and Environmental ScienceAquaculture2 YearsS$60,241
Bachelor of Information TechnologyGeneral2 YearsS$59,064
Bachelor of ArtsPsychology Studies24 monthsS$61,632
Bachelor of Psychological Science24 monthsS$61,632
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)12 monthsS$26,322
Postgraduate
CoursesMajor / Field of StudyDurationTuition Fees
Master of Business Administration12 monthsS$38,520
Master of Business AdministrationAnalytics And Business Solution12 monthsS$38,520
Master of Business AdministrationCreative Marketing12 monthsS$38,520
Master of Business AdministrationEntrepreneurship12 monthsS$38,520
Master of Business AdministrationFinance12 monthsS$38,520
Master of Business AdministrationGlobal Talent Management12 monthsS$38,520
Master of Business AdministrationMice, Tourism And Hospitality12 monthsS$38,520
Master of Guidance and Counselling28 months (part time)S$38,520*
Master of Information TechnologyBusiness Informatics16 monthsS$51,360
Master of Information TechnologyComputing and Networking16 monthsS$51,360
Master of Information TechnologyInteractive Technologies and Games Design16 monthsS$51,360
Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management16 monthsS$51,360
Master of Planning and Urban Design16 monthsS$51,360
Master of PsychologyClinical2 yearsS$66,768*
Master of Philosophy2 yearsS$67,838
Master of Psychology (Clinical)2 YearsS$132,894
Doctor of PsychologyClinical Psychology4 years S$126,367*
Doctor of Philosophy4 YearsS$134,927
Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Studies8 monthsS$12,840
Graduate Certificate of Research MethodsTropical Environments and Societies6 monthsS$13,268
Graduate Certificate of Research MethodsTropical Health and Medicine6 monthsS$13,268
Graduate Certificate of Science4 monthsS$12,840
Graduate Diploma of Psychology12 monthsS$21,828
Graduate Diploma of Research MethodsTropical Environments and Societies12 monthsS$26,964
Graduate Diploma of Research MethodsTropical Health and Medicine12 monthsS$26,964
Postgraduate Joint Programmes
CoursesMajor / Field of StudyDurationTuition Fees
Master of Information Technology - Master of Business Administration16 monthsS$51,360
Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management - Master of Business Administration16 monthsS$51,360

Fast Track Studies

Following with Australia University Curriculum, JCU Singapore also runs a trimester system. Unlike other Universities runs two main semester per year, JCU Singapore runs three trimesters per year. That means students can ‘fast track” their studies and complete their degree within two years. 

For the Master program, a student can complete the Master of Business Administration course in one year (full-time bases).


Accreditations by Professional Bodies

Many of JCU programs have accreditation and recognised by world reputed professional bodies. Below table gives a good overview of JCU programs and their accreditation.

Accounting Courses

All Accounting degrees are accredited by:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • CPA Australia
  • Chartered Accounts New Zealand (CA ANZ)
Education Programs

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

  • Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

Master of Guidance and Counselling

  • Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  • Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC)
Information Technology Programs

All the Information Technology degree are accredited by:

  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Singapore Computer Society (SCS)

Psychology Programs

Bachelor of Psychological Science

  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
  • Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Master of Guidance and Counselling

  • Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

Urban Planning and Design Program

Master of Urban Planning and Design

  • Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

Student Life

JCU Singapore has many facilities and extra curricular activities.

Campus Facilities

Below are the facilities available for JCU Singapore campus:

  • Two-Storey Library
  • Student Hub
  • Discussion Rooms
  • Book Shop
  • Financial Lab
  • Basketball court, Tennis court, Gymnasium
  • Multi-purpose hall
  • Psychology clinic and more
Source: James Cook University Singapore
Accomodation (Hostel Options)

Most of the foreign universities in Singapore does not have on-campus accommodation as well as JCU Singapore. University has alliances with a group of reputed local private accommodation service providers for international students.

Depending on the location, the number of people per room and room facilities, the accommodation fees are from S$330 to S$1,660 per month. Some of the prime location with good room facility fees are over S$2,000.

You can choose your preferred accommodation from here.

There are also few other good student hostels which are convenient to JCU, these are:

  • yo:HA hostel (@Evans)
  • Dwell Student Living
  • Homestead Halls

You can read Top 6 Student Hostel in Singapore for more information

Living in Singapore

Singapore is a very safe country with low crime rates. Majority of people in Singapore are from three main ethnic and cultural backgrounds: Chinese, Malay, and Indian. English is widely spoken and used here as it is the language of school, commerce and government. 

Singapore’s transportation system is extensive. The affordable and highly efficient public transportation make you easy to go around the island.

Food in Singapore is cheap and convenient. Dishes from a variety of cuisines like Chinese, Indian, Malay, French, Turkish and it can be found all over the place.

Campus Mobility Program

JCU Singapore provides an opportunity for students to study in both Singapore and Australia. Students can choose to complete their degrees in Singapore, or start their degree studies in Singapore first and complete their degree in Australia later.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is James Cook University Singapore Graduate Placements / Employment Rate?

Singapore Committee for Private Education (CPE) released its annual private education institution (PEI) Graduate Employment Survey 2017/18 results on 10 April 2019.

According to that overall employment rate for James Cook University Singapore in 2017/18 was 75.3% with medium gross monthly salary of S$2,600.

This is slightly higher than 2016/17 overall employment rate of 72.7% with medium gross monthly salary of S$2,500.

Source: https://www.ssg.gov.sg/cpe/ges.html

Is James Cook University Recognised in Singapore?

James Cook University has been set up its Singapore campus since 2003, with the 16 years reputation it is highly recognised in Singapore.

In 2015, James Cook University (Singapore campus) was the 1st institution received the Singapore Education Trust Certification Star Rating (Edu Trust Star), and obtain it again in 2019. This award is the highest certification offered in the private education sector.

In 2016, under the renewed Singapore Australia Free Trade Agreement, Singapore granted James Cook University (Singapore campus) ‘University Status’. Since then, JCU (Singapore campus) is the only Australian institution in Singapore to be recognised as a ‘University’ to date.

Is James Cook University a Private University?

James Cook University is a public university in Australia.
In Singapore, all the non- public funded post-secondary education provider considers as the private education institution. James Cook University (Singapore Campus) is the only one who can call itself a ‘University‘.

So that we can say James Cook University (Singapore Campus) is a private university in Singapore.

How do I apply to James Cook University Singapore?

There are seven steps to JCU Singapore application
Step 1 – Choose your course and intake
Step 2 – Submit your application
Step 3 – Submit the required Application Documents
Step 4 – Receive your admission decision
Step 5 – Accept offer letter
Step 6 – Apply student visa (JCU Singapore will help you apply for your student pass)
Step 7 – Arrive in Singapore

If you need any help with your application you can reach out to us.

What are the entry requirements for James Cook University Singapore?

Pre-University Foundation: min. IELTS 5.5 (no component lower than 5.0) or equivalent. A secondary education qualification equivalent to Australia Year 11 with 60% average

Undergraduate: min. IELTS 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0) or equivalent. 12 years of schooling or equivalent, the result differ from country to country

Postgraduate: min. IELTS 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0) or equivalent. Australian undergraduate bachelor degree or equivalent.

PhD: min. IELTS 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0) or equivalent. Entry requirements depends on the course


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