About James Cook University:

James Cook University (JCU)  is a public university located in the state of Queensland, with campuses in Brisbane, Cairns, and Townsville. The University has earned reputations of being ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide (2023 Times Higher Education World University Ranking) and recognised for Sustainable Education and Learner Engagement. JCU campuses assure one-of-its kind student experience and learning opportunities, surrounded by World Heritage-listed sites including the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.



JCU offers postgraduate, undergraduate and diploma courses, in diverse fields of Science and Technology, Natural and Built Environments, People and Societies, and Health and Medicine.


JCU offers different scholarships to help international students meet their tuition and living costs. 

Students from Bhutan will be eligible for the following scholarships:

International Excellence Scholarshipprovides 25% tuition fee reduction throughout the entire study period. The eligibility will be assessed during the time of application and a separate application for the scholarship is not required. 

JCU Research Scholarships – The Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Scholarship is available to assist international students with living costs while pursuing a research degree at JCU.