In light of the COVID-19 situation, James Cook University (JCU) has launched a Higher Education Access scheme to improve access to higher education for Singapore residents. With this scheme, all Singapore residents with a qualification equivalent to a polytechnic diploma or GCE A-Levels will receive a grant of $10,000 each for their undergraduate program at the Singapore campus of James Cook University for the intake commencing in July 2020.


This initiative comes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused major disruption to the economy and has threatened the financial security of both individuals and businesses. It is hoped that this new scheme will reduce the financial burden and anxiety when it comes to pursuing a higher education at JCU.


*Terms & Conditions apply.

"This period is going to be a challenge for most people. While we remain optimistic about Singapore’s economic resilience we would like to contribute in whatever way we can to relieve the financial anxiety of prospective students and their families."

Prof Abhishek Singh Bhati

Campus Dean &

Head (Singapore) Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement 

Why JCU?

  • University Status

    JCU is the only Australian institution in Singapore with "University" status.

  • Academics with PhDs

    All full-time academics have PhDs and are based in Singapore.

  • EduTrust Star

    Highest level of quality assurance awarded by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of Skillsfuture Singapore (SSG).

  • Inter-Campus Mobility

    Option to spend up to two trimesters in the Australian campuses.

  • Learning Support

    Learning Centre staff and peer-to-peer support initiatives for academic assistance.

  • Work-Integrated Learning

    Internships, clinical and field work prepares graduates for the future.

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Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions

  • Study grant of S$10,000 is available for Singapore residents only (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass).
  • The Higher Education Access scheme is only applicable to all Bachelor Degree programs at the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCUS) except for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).
  • Grant awardees are not eligible for any other scholarship or scheme available at JCUS.
  • Grant is not applicable for transfer to any James Cook University campus in Australia.
  • Polytechnic students need to meet a minimum of 2.8 GPA
  • GCE 'A' Levels students need to meet a minimum of 9 points for the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) and a minimum of 7 points for all other bachelor degree programs including Bachelor of Business^, Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science, Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (Majoring in Aquaculture) and Bachelor of Information Technology.
  • If minimum GPA is not met, applicants will need to submit a personal statement of 200 words for assessment.
  • Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • For those applicants who are granted advance standing, this scheme will only apply for a maximum of 8 subjects advance standing.
  • Only applicable for new students undertaking an eligible bachelor degree program for SP52 2020 (July Intake). 
  • The study grant amount will be offset against the final subjects undertaken.
  • The grant awarded is transferable only within the same degree level should the grant awardees decide to change course.
  • The grant amount does not cover any re-module fees should the grant awardee fail any subject during the course of study.
  • For grant awarded to Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science or Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (Majoring in Aquaculture), the grant amount will be offset from business subject fees only.
  • The grant may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the university, the grant awardee’s progress or behaviour is deemed unsatisfactory.
  • JCUS does not guarantee and/or provide grant awardees with employment upon graduation.
  • If the grant awardee decides to withdraw from the university prematurely, the university reserves the right to impose repayment of all grant monies disbursed to the awardee.
  • It is subject to the university discretion to award the grant.
  • In the event of any dispute, the decision of the university will be final and binding.

^Majors include: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Intelligence and Information Systems, Financial Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, International Business, Management, Marketing and Sports and Events Management (Double Major options available)

Additional information for graduates with GCE 'A' Levels


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