James Cook University (JCU) has three campuses: two are located in the north, in Queensland (Townsville and Cairns), Australia and one in Singapore. The university has around 20 000 students, and of those about 12 000 study in Townsville, approximately 6 000 study in the Cairns campus and the rest study in Singapore. Townsville has around 160 000 inhabitants, and Cairns has around 150 000. Both cities are natural starting points to visit the Great Barrier Reef, as well as being ideal places for those who like tropical climates, nature and a vast wildlife.
Students from most subject areas can also find fantastic opportunities at JCU, and UiA’s agreement is open for students from all subject areas. JCU does not only have good professional offers for international students, it also has a great support network that organises fun events such as Fridays Barbeques and weekend trips.
Information about the tuition fees can be found here. Students from UiA can deduct 15% from the stated fees.
Credits and Modules
Most of the courses at JCU have 3 credit points each. You need 12 credit points to get credit for 30 studypoints.
In Townsville, JCU has its own student accommodation on campus. In Cairns, JCU collaborates with a housing firm that has rooms and apartments that are short walking distance from the university. Click here for more information on housing,
You must be registered at a study programme at UiA and have completed at least 60 studypoints before departure to be eligible to go on an exchange.
Students must have a 4 in English from the Norwegian Videregående skole to be able to attend James Cook University. Students with other educational backgrounds must contact the International Education Office for advice.