The Cairns region is home to two Universities; Central Queensland University and James Cook University. Both Universities offer world-class, practical education courses where students have the opportunity to be surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the nearby World-Heritage rainforests, the beautiful Australian countryside and the iconic Great Barrier Reef.
Central Queensland University
With over 35,000 students, 20+ locations, over 300 TAFE and University qualifications, flexible study options and practical learning pathways, it is no wonder Central Queensland University is Australia's largest regional university! Find out more!
James Cook University
James Cook University is one of the oldest Universities in Queensland, and boasts the title of being Australia's leading University in the tropics. Offering excellence in teaching and research, JCU is a vibrant multi-campus university. Total student enrolments are more than 18,000 and growing, including over 5,500 international students from over 100 different countries. Find out more!