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James Cook University

Program Location Townsville, Australia
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20104
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Fall 2018 07/14/18 to 11/16/18
Past Dates
Spring 2018 02/07/18 to 06/16/18

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Eligibility Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

James Cook University

Townsville is the business, industrial, cultural and administrative centre for North Queensland. A prosperous coastal city, Townsville has a culturally diverse population of around 130,000 and a sound economy built upon mining, manufacturing, industry, tourism and transportation. Major service bases for the Australian army and airforce add to the vitality of the city.

Just a few hours from Townsville lies the living miracle of the Great Barrier Reef and its islands. Some of the tropical rainforests of North Queensland are considered of such global importance as to merit World Heritage listing. The region is also noted for its magnificent beaches.

The University offers a safe, friendly environment for study. It provides all the facilities you would expect of a modern university. The academic year falls during the pleasant autumn, winter and spring months.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


James Cook University

Spots on this exchange program are somewhat limited, only open to in-state, undergraduate students of at least sophomore standing at the West Lafayette campus, and will be awarded on first come, first served basis.

GPA Requirement: 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Science]
Specifically from: HTM, HK, PSY, & SLHS (HHS) and BIO (SCI)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2018

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance$230.00
Round-trip Airfare$2,360.00
Books and Supplies$365.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,140.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
James Cook University

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin