James Cook University Singapore Ranking, Recognition, Fees & More

Is James Cook University Recognised in Singapore?

Yes, but it’s dependent on the job and course of study. The Master of Psychology (Clinical) for example is well recieved. The Ministry of Health has stated that those looking to be employed as Clinical Psychologists in public healthcare institutions can complete their studies at James Cook University. Further to that, JCU alumnus such as Dr Janice Tan have taken on roles in ministries and public institutions like the Ministry of Social and Family Development.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) have are also employed at NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and NUS Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine.

Is James Cook University Singapore good?

The Singapore campus of James Cook University was the first private education institute to be awarded the EduTrust STAR and it’s the only foreign institution in Singapore to be awarded ‘University’ status.

That being said, the definition of good is subjective and prospective students should identify what’s good, or best for them.

What is James Cook University’s ranking?

Ranking BodyRank
THE World University Ranking201–250
QS World University Ranking377
ARWU201 – 300*

*2019 ranking

Is James Cook University government owned?

The Singapore campus of James Cook University is wholly owned by James Cook University in Australia. The Singapore campus is one of three branch campuses and isn’t based on a transnational higher education partnership model with a local private education institute (eg. Kaplan Singapore with Murdoch University or SIM Global Education with RMIT University).

Is James Cook University Singapore a private university?

Yes, despite being wholly owned by James Cook University and having ‘University’ status, the Singapore government through the Committee for Private Education still classifies the university as a private education institute.

What is James Cook University Singapore known for?

James Cook University is popular with Singaporeans for its accredited psychology program. It’s currently the only institution in Singapore to offer an accredited psychology programme that meets the education requirements for registration as a Psychologist locally.

The university is also known for its expertise in aquaculture with researchers and academics contributing and leading technical committees within the Aquaculture Innovation Centre in Singapore.

When are the intakes at James Cook University Singapore?

The main intakes are in March, July and November.

Study Period (SP)Month
SP 51March
SP 52July
SP 53November

How do I apply to James Cook University Singapore?

Each course information page on the JCU website has an application link. Alternatively, you may send an email to [email protected]

Are there scholarships at James Cook University Singapore?

Yes. There is a merit scholarship that is only available to students studying in the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

There are 3 scholarship categories in total:

  • 100% scholarship on 1 academic year*
  • 50% scholarship on 1 academic year*
  • 25% scholarship on 1 academic year*

Applications can be submitted on the James Cook University Merit Scholarship page.

*1 academic year is equivalent to 8 subjects

How much are the tuition fees at James Cook University Singapore?

These are the tuition fees of the more popular programs for full-time students

Program Duration* Fees^
Pre-University Foundation Program
8 months
S$13,910
Pre-University Foundation Program Extended
12 months
S$19,153
Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Business Studies)
8 months
S$18,832
Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Information Technology)
8 months
S$18,832
Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Psychological Science)
8 months
S$19,688
Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Psychology Studies)
24 months
S$59,064
Bachelor of Psychological Science
24 months
S$59,064
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
12 months
S$25,466
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
12 months
S$21,186
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
12 months
S$66,768
Bachelor of Business
24 months
S$56,496
Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Accounting)
24 months
S$56,496
Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Banking & Finance)
24 months
S$56,496
Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Financial Management)
24 months
S$56,496
(Majoring in Business Intelligence & Information Systems)
24 months
S$56,496
Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Management)
24 months
S$56,496
Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Marketing)
24 months
S$56,496
Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Sports & Events Management)
24 months
S$56,496
Bachelor of Business (Majoring in International Business)
24 months
S$56,496
Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Hospitality & Tourism Management)
24 months
S$56,496
Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science
24 months
S$57,673
Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (Majoring in Aquaculture)
24 months
S$57,673
Bachelor of Information Technology
24 months
S$56,496
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
36 months
S$61,846
Graduate Certificate of Science
4 months
S$12,412
Master of Planning and Urban Design
16 months
S$49,648
Graduate Certificate of Research Methods (Tropical Environments and Societies)
6 months
S$12,840
Graduate Certificate of Research Methods (Tropical Health and Medicine)
6 months
S$12,840
Graduate Diploma of Research Methods (Tropical Environments and Societies)
12 months
S$26,108
Graduate Diploma of Research Methods (Tropical Health and Medicine)
12 months
S$26,108
Master of Business Administration
12 months
S$37,236
Master of Business Administration (Majoring in Analytics and Business Solution)
12 months
S$37,236
Master of Business Administration (Majoring in Creative Marketing)
12 months
S$37,236
Master of Business Administration (Majoring in Entrepreneurship)
12 months
S$37,236
Master of Business Administration (Majoring in Finance)
12 months
S$37,236
Master of Business Administration (Majoring in Global Talent Management)
12 months
S$37,236
Master of Business Administration (Majoring in Mice, Tourism and Hospitality)
12 months
S$37,236
Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management
16 months
S$49,648
Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management - Master of Business Administration
16 months
S$49,648
Master of Information Technology (Majoring in Business Informatics)
16 months
S$49,648
Master of Information Technology (Majoring in Computing and Networking)
16 months
S$49,648
Master of Information Technology (Majoring in Interactive Technologies & Games Design)
16 months
S$49,648
Master of Information Technology - Master of Business Administration
16 months
S$49,648

*Full-time
^Fees for domestic students (Singapore Residents) and inclusive of GST