International students

Cairns welcomes international students from all over the world. Students from over 60 countries are already taking advantage of the world-class education system and the tropical lifestyle on offer in Cairns.

The four education sectors are well represented in Cairns and offer study options to international students.  There are established education pathways between each education sector, enabling international students to undertake study in more than one education sector.  Cairns offers:

  • two Universities: James Cook University and CQUniversity
  • TAFE and private VET providers
  • study tours
  • English Language Colleges
  • public and private schools.  

Download our Guide to Studying and Living in Cairns ( PDF, 3.09 MB ), or view the e-book version below, for information that will help you as you make your transition to student life in Cairns. It provides practical information about moving to and living in Cairns.

This guide was developed by Study Cairns with financial support from Cairns Regional Council.

For information on study options or living and working in Cairns, contact Study Cairns:

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Last updated: 05 September 2017