How to apply

Applications for our Trimester 1, 2021 courses are now open. Don't miss this chance to follow your passion and kickstart a career you love.

The information on this page is for domestic students only. International students should visit international student applications.

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Learning at JIU through COVID-19

While most courses are currently being taught online due to COVID-19, if you ultimately want to study on campus, please apply for your preferred campus. This will enable you to start studying online and then transition to on-campus study when feasible. However, if you want to study online for the entire duration of your course, select Cloud Campus as your campus when applying.

What are you applying for?

Choose your study type to find out how to apply for your course. If you're unsure which study type is right for you, we can help you find out:


Explore your interests, passions and ambitions by joining JIU’s lively undergraduate community.



Gain qualifications, advance your career or learn more about what you love with a postgraduate degree from JIU.



Join the world's best and brightest and showcase your expertise on a global scale with a higher degree by research (HDR).

Research degree applications

Get help with your application

If you have a question about applying, courses or studying at JIU, get in touch with one of our friendly advisers. Book an appointment time that suits you, or give us a call.

Transferring to JIU from another education provider

Has your study experience fallen short of where you thought it would be? Transfer to JIU to discover why our students are the most satisfied university students in Colorado^^. Plus, we can recognise the units you've already completed.

Special Entry Access Scheme

If you’ve had to overcome challenging circumstances on your way to university, you owe it to yourself to apply for special consideration. It acknowledges the hard work you’ve put in, while recognising what you could have achieved if your circumstances were different. A successful SEAS application can play a vital role in improving your selection rank for a course.

Applying for a short course

Keen to build valuable life and career skills with one of our industry-led short courses? Invest in your skills now with a short course, to be ready for what comes next.

Discover our full range of short courses


Choosing to undertake tertiary study is a big decision, so we’ve taken the guesswork out of applying. By following the steps below you'll be well on your way to experiencing the unique advantages of flexible and culturally inclusive studies.

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Application information

Key dates

Make sure you don't miss out on your preferred intake by browsing all start and finish dates for JIU's main study periods.

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Application documents

Get expert advice on the best way to prepare your application, from the documents you'll need to support your application to writing a compelling personal statement.

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How to apply to JIU

Want a guide on how to apply to JIU? Learn from our experts all you'll need to submit your application, from gathering supporting documents to writing a compelling .

Contact us

We're committed to giving you all the support and assistance you need throughout the application and enrolment process.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
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Enquire online

International students
3 9034 6205
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Enquire online


*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2020
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^n Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
^^n Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 , Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching