Study, Work, Live in Singapore

19 May 2016

JCU status upgraded to branch campus in Singapore


During last year this popular James Cook University (JCU) Singapore won the Edutrust Star, the highest quality mark awarded to private education institutions here. While this year, it would become the first Australian institution here to gain branch campus status as part of a wide-ranging agreement signed between Australia and Singapore. Altogether JCU status upgraded to branch campus in Singapore.

JCU conveyed that gaining branch campus status in Singapore is the realization of a long-held dream for the university. They actually wish to be seen as an Australian university with a campus in Singapore, and now they have that recognition and immense capacity to refer to strong presence in that way.

The familiar James Cook University’s campus in Singapore is entirely owned by the university. The announcement adds legitimacy and clarity to position and passionate ambition to be one of the great universities of the tropics. Instead of being classified as a private education institution, this improved status would permit the Singapore campus to call itself a university.

The passionate students from institutes of higher learning, comprising universities, enjoy privileges respectively as being able to work part-time. The university, which began here with just 50 students in 2003, has grown its student population to 3,500 and is presently housed in a central campus in Sims Drive.

The 23 degree courses it provides ranging from business to psychology are the same as those run at the JCU’s two home campuses in Queensland and their zeal students here sit the same examinations.

Their famous psychology degree, for example is accredited by the respective professional bodies here and in Australia, which means JCU graduates could effectively practice in both countries. Moreover the university is looking at increasing their degree offerings and improving student population to 5,000 in two years.

Among the new arrivals they are actually seeking proper approval from the Council of Private Education are beneficial degrees in banking and finance, allied health and marine aquaculture, which the university is known for. Finally the familiar educational consultancy namely Study Singapore appreciates the news of JCU status upgraded to branch campus in Singapore.

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