Australian Partners


James Cook University



James Cook University is creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics and beyond, through education and research that makes a difference locally, and globally. Set close to irreplaceable ecosystems and cultures that energise our intellects and imaginations, we seek knowledge-based ways to help preserve the health of the natural environment, people and communities. Campuses in Brisbane, Cairns, Singapore and Townsville are complemented and extended by regional and remote study centres and research stations. Many of our Australian study and research locations are within easy reach of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, the rainforests of the Wet Tropics, the savannahs of Cape York Peninsula, and the deserts of the arid outback. The Singapore campus is well placed to make the most of the opportunities presented within the Asia-Pacific region.
JCU plays a vital role in preparing the professional workforce of Northern Australia, through accredited courses in study areas including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, veterinary sciences, psychology, nursing, sport and exercise science, engineering, law, education and a range of programs in business, science, social sciences and humanities.

Our career-focused courses are designed to prepare graduates for the workforce with guidance from leading industry professionals who are passionate about passing their expertise on to the next generation. In particular, we strive to improve access and retention of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and those from non-traditional and disadvantaged backgrounds.

Conditions for PhD enrolment

To be eligible to apply for entry to a Doctoral program, an applicant must demonstrate the capacity to undertake research at the Doctoral level by attaining at least one of the following:
a) a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class, Division A (Honours) in a degree program that included a total of at least a semester of supervised project work, the results of which contributed to the Honours grade;
b) a postgraduate qualification which included: (a) supervised research component(s) of at least one semester or equivalent and resulted in the production of output(s) graded at the equivalent of Distinction or better, and (b) at least one research methods subject;
c) a Research Master’s degree, where at least two thirds of the degree consisted of a supervised research component and resulted in the production of a thesis or equivalent;
e) a combination of qualifications, research training and experience, considered equivalent to the above by the Dean of the College to which the Candidate is applying, e.g., senior authorship of at least one peer-reviewed publication plus completion of an appropriate research methods subject.

All applicants must meet the IELTS Band 2 English Language Requirements or equivalent as defined by the University.

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