Scholarships announced at James Cook University!

Searching for scholarships in Australia is one of the first things you might think about when you make the decision to study abroad.

Either because you’re low on cash or you want to take the opportunity to mitigate the cost of tuition; opting for a scholarship in Australia is a very good option.

And James Cook University (JCU) have announced a pretty amazing scholarship program which is sure to entice you to study in the Tropics of Northern Queensland! Sofiri can support you with your application to apply for a Scholarship at this world leading Institution surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the Wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef.

JCU is proud to announce the launch of its innovative, new International Student Merit Stipends (ISMS) Scholarship Program, furthering JCU’s commitment to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.

The JCU ISMS program will support high-achieving students from South and South East Asia, China, Africa and the Middle East in managing the cost of living during their studies with a secure income throughout the duration of their program, through an AUD$700 monthly stipend.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Only available to new, commencing international students at James Cook University *
  • Students entering postgraduate study must have a GPA of at least 5.2 on a 7 point scale or 70% in their undergraduate tertiary study.
  • Students intending to enter an undergraduate program must have the equivalent of an ATAR of 88 or higher to qualify. 
  • To continue to be eligible for the Scholarship, students must maintain a GPA of at least 5.0 throughout the duration of their program. 

JCU is assessing and offering the ISMS to all qualifying students with existing and new applications to study in 2019. Successful students will receive a letter of offer for both their nominated program and the scholarship with a detailed contract outlining terms and conditions of the ISMS program.

Students receiving the ISMS will be required to submit the signed contract to accept the conditions of the program in addition to the letter of offer and tuition fee deposit to accept their offer to study at JCU.

The ISMS will be calculated from the course commencement date, with the first payment made after census date. The Department of Home Affairs recommends international students budget at least AUD$20,290 per year for living expenses.

Why JCU?


If you are thinking about looking for scholarships in Australia, consider Sofiri. With Sofiri, you can get free advice on courses, help with your application and even assistance with the visa.


And best of all? Using Sofiri is completely free. If you accept an offer at a university or college, you will pay the same fees as if you were going directly to a university.

You can start right now by registering.

*Students intending to study the following JCU programs will not be eligible to receive the ISMS: 


Diploma of Higher Education

Diploma of Health (Nursing Pathway)

Diploma of Engineering

English for Academic Purposes

Foundation Program

Study Abroad/Exchange

Online programs

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Masters of Engineering (Professional).

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