Singapore is an island city-state located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia made up of the main island and 60 much smaller inlets. Singapore is one of the world's leading financial centers and is a very diverse country.
JCU Singapore was established in 2003 as James Cook University of Australia's first international campus and recently (June 2015) expanded to a new location to better serve the student population. JCU Singapore operates on a trimester system year-round, allowing full-degree seeking students to complete their degrees in as little as two years. SUNY Oswego study abroad participants are allowed to attend JCU Singapore in Semester 1 (March - June) or Semester 2 (July - October). The JCU campus is located just 10 minutes from the Central Business District and is easily accessible to most major attractions.
The university allows international students to take courses in business, psychology, Asian studies, and information technology and all programs offered follow the same curriculum as their Australian counterparts, but are contextualized to the Asian environment. Available classes by trimester can be found on JCU Singapore's website
This program has a limited number of exchange positions available. While all SUNY students are able to participate in this program as fee paying students, the exchange opportunity is open only to SUNY Oswego applicants
. Students awarded the exchange will see their program differential reduced (see budget sheet for more details). While early applications are strongly encouraged, a decision is not made until the deadline to allow for all to apply. To apply for the exchange position, complete the Exchange Scholarship Application
Please note: The application deadline for students wishing to be considered for an exchange position is earlier than the listed deadline
. All application materials, including the Exchange Scholarship Application, are due one month prior to the posted deadline
. For Fall programs, this deadline is March 1
. For Spring programs the deadline is September 15
. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the program coordinator.
Housing and Meals
JCU Singapore has no on-campus accommodation options. International students are provided a list of housing options (available here
) that fit a wide variety of budgets and needs. Accommodation Assistance Support helps students review accommodation options, or source and make available accommodation, whether you choose to stay in off-campus hostels, or a serviced apartment, private rental or shared accommodation.
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (www.geobluestudents.com
) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance, and mandatory national health insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org
for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.