• Supportive environment with small classes and world-class lecturers
  • Improve your English so that you are able to enter the JCU course of your choice
  • Feel more independent and improve your social life and your ability to study and learn
Testimonial by Misato Tamuraárdenas

“The reason why I chose JCU is I think JCU is a good place to study. The aim of the course is to help me prepare to enter university, so I learn a lot of skills, like essay writing, and presentation, and all of the teachers are very kind and always support me. ”

Misato Tamuraárdenas,
Japan
English language program

  • Campus: Cairns and Townsville
  • Course Fee: A$3520 for 2019
  • Study Mode: On-campus

COURSE OVERVIEW

The English for Academic Purposes program can be your pathway to your undergraduate or postgraduate degree at James Cook University or your ticket to a new opportunity.

If you don’t have the required level of English, this program can help you. EAP can be studied at four different levels, and your entry level is determined by your current level of English and your chosen university course. This program prepares you for your undergraduate course, and will help you present information, express concepts and ideas, exchange opinions and research material in English.

EAP is taught in intensive courses, with 20 contact-hours per week (full-time) for 10 weeks at each level.

JCU BANDS REQUIRED BAND P BAND 1 BAND 2 BAND 3A AND 3B
Target IELTS
Current IELTS
5.5 <5.0 6.0 <6.0 6.5 <6.5 7.0 <7.0
5.0 EAP 2 EAP 2 +3 EAP 2+3+4 EAP 2+3+4+5
5.5 NA EAP 3 EAP 3+ 4 EAP 3+4+5
6.0 NA NA EAP 4 EAP 4+5
6.5 NA NA NA EAP 5

JCU COLLEGE EAP TEACHING SCHEDULE
TOWNSVILLE – 2019 / 2020

TEACHING PERIOD EXAMS PAYMENT DUE CENSUS DATE
2019
START: July 8th
END: September 6th
START: September 9th
END: September 13th
Confirm with JCU College staff Confirm with JCU College staff
START: September 16th
END: November 15th
START: November 18th
END: November 22nd
Confirm with JCU College staff Confirm with JCU College staff
START: November 25th
END: February 7th
START: February 10th
END: February 14th
Confirm with JCU College staff Confirm with JCU College staff
2020
START: 17th February
END: 17th April
START: 20th April
END: 24th April
9th March 19th March
START: 28th April
END: 26th June
START: 29th June
END: 3rd July
18th May 28th May
START: 6th July
END: 4th September
START: 7th September
END: 11th September
27th July 6th August
START: 14th September
END: 13th November
START: 16th November
END: 20th November
5th October 15th October
START: 23rd November
END: 5th February 2021
START: 8th February
END: 12th February
14th December 24th December

Exam results are published on the last day of exams.
Students enjoy a mid-term vacation between 23rd December & 6th January 2019 and 21st December & 31st December 2020.

WHERE WILL THIS EAP COURSE TAKE YOU?

English for Academic Purposes program pathway to James Cook University

WHO SHOULD STUDY EAP?

Students who meet JCU’s academic entry requirement but not the English language entry requirement. The length of English for Academic Purposes study will depend on the student’s English language proficiency at the time of the application (as determined by IELTS score or equivalent) and the English language requirements for their chosen course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

EAP LEVEL VEPT IELTS PTE TOEFL (IB) CAE
5 58
No skill < 58
6.5
No skill < 6.5
58
No skill < 58
86
No skill < 21
176
4 53
No skill < 53
6.0
No skill < 6.0
52
No skill < 52
74
No skill < 18
169
3 47
No skill < 43
5.5
No skill < 5.0
46
No skill < 42
56
No skill < 16
162
2* 43
No skill < 38
5.0
No skill < 4.5
42
No skill < 32
35
No skill < 12
154

* JCU College accepts the following Certificates for entry to its EAP level 2 course:

  • CAIRNS You Study: Intensive English Intermediate B1 and Higher Intermediate B2 – Grade of 5.0 no band < 4.5 or higher
  • TOWNSVILLE: Townsville International English School – Upper Intermediate Certificate – Grade of 5.0 no band < 4.5 or Higher
  • NAVITAS – Academic English 1 – Grade of Pass
  • NAVITAS – General English 3 – Grade of Pass