James Cook University Singapore Review

Overall review of James Cook University Singapore

“If I were to give a summary about my life in JCU, it’s overall a pleasant one. If you ask me about it, the bad and the ugly it’s something more practical, the money lor.”

I had a video call with James Cook University Singapore alumni, Xiang Tian who enrolled into James Cook University Singapore’s Pre-university Foundation Program, went on to the Bachelor of Psychological Science and then the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

Having spent so many years in JCU Singapore, I wanted him to provide an honest review about his experience in James Cook University Singapore.

In this video, we discuss his experience with studying in the different programmes in JCU Singapore, social life and campus activities and he gives his overall opinion about the university.

He doesn’t hold back his punches in the overall opinion asking the question that’s on everyone’s mind: “Why are tuition fees at JCU Singapore so expensive?”

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of James Cook University Singapore

Here’s a TL;DR version for you to decide if you want to watch the full video.

The Good

  • Most academics and teachers are quite welcoming and competent
  • Small family-like community within the campus
  • Accommodating to student athletes
  • Helpful non-academic support staff

The Bad

  • Fees are relatively expensive
  • Those on bank loans might feel more pressured
  • Some administrative staff were not the most helpful
  • Difficult to get appointments with some academics

The Ugly

  • Slow processing times for student claims

If you want to learn more about James Cook University Singapore such as the university’s ranking, whether the degree is recognized and the course fees, check out my other article “James Cook University Singapore Ranking, Recognition, Fees & More” 

Disclaimer: While I’m the Manager, Marketing and School Engagement at the Singapore campus of James Cook University, this video was filmed as a personal project and is not sponsored, endorsed or approved by the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

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