Situated in Robina, Queensland, in Australia, Bond University is Australia’s first not-for-profit private university. It is also the 14th university and the first private university in the Pacific region to be accepted as a signatory to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). It has received more 5-star ratings in the student experience category than any other university in Australia by Good Universities Guide 2021. The university has a student to faculty ratio of 11:1 that ensures that each student gets enough mentorship and personal attention. It has over 1,000 teaching staff that focuses on personalized learning and developing interpersonal skills for employability.
The university also offers internships for global experience and professional activities. Students also get the opportunity to interact with professional industry partners that help them in gaining hands-on learning. Keeping in line with its mission and values, Bond University has been committed to sustainability in every area, be it teaching, research, campus operations, or community engagement. It also has a sustainable approach to the management of finances and assets.
- Courses Offered
- Eligibility & Documents Required
- Application & Tuition Fees
- Scholarships & Financial Aid
- Admission Process
- Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
- Part Time Work While Studying
- Campuses & Accommodation
- University Contact Information
What all courses are available to international students?
Bond University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, across the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Faculty of Society & Design, and Bond Business School. It also offers Professional Master’s programs for students in a range of different study areas, where they can incorporate a 20-week work-integrated learning semester to complement your postgraduate program.
International students can apply to courses in the following disciplines:
Business Data Analytics
Film and Television
Exercise and Sport Science
Business Data Analytics
Nutrition and Dietetics
Students who do not meet the academic entry requirements for their chosen bachelor’s degree can enrol in these courses. They can opt for a Bond University College Foundation Program, Diploma Preparation Program, or a Higher Education Diploma at Bond University College as a pathway option. You will learn the core skills necessary for academic success, delivered by experienced and supportive teachers in small, personalised classes. Successfully passing the Foundation Program will allow entry into most undergraduate programs, however, entry into the Bachelor of Laws requires a GPA of 70% or higher. Subjects for the Foundation Program include:
- Academic Communication Skills
- Applied Academic Communication Skills
- Foundation Mathematics 1
- Foundation English 1
- Digital Literacy
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Foundation English 2
Plus one of the following:
- Principles of Global Citizenship
- Foundation Mathematics 2
This includes two courses: General English (GE) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP).
- GE helps students achieve their English language proficiency goals in everyday communication through a wide range of contemporary topics and video materials.
- EAP is a full-time program incorporating three levels, with each level taking one semester (14 weeks) to complete.
For more information, check the International Student Guide
Eligibility & Documents Required
What are the eligibility requirements?
International students are welcome to apply to Bond University. For undergraduate aspirants, there is an age limit of 17-years with a minimum entry score, which is expressed as an IB, OP, ATAR, or equivalent.
Admission to a bachelor’s degree is usually based on high school academic results and English language criteria. Thus, international students should have:
- Completed secondary school studies from any country equivalent to Year 12 in Australia.
- Secured at least OP5, i.e., 91.00 score in ATAR or 33 scores in IB.
Note: Students may be eligible for transfer of subject credits in a relevant or related field for exams like Advance Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate, and so on.
Admission to postgraduate coursework degrees generally requires a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, however in some cases, extensive career experience in a relevant industry may meet the entry criteria. Exam scores like GRE or GMAT may be required for some programmes.
Higher Degrees by Research (HDR)
To get admission into a research program, a candidate should have completed:
- A bachelor’s honours degree with Class I or II Honours,
- A postgraduate qualification incorporating a significant research component, or
- Have a record of significant research experience deemed to be of a comparable standard to a bachelor’s degree with Class I or Class II Honours.
English Language Requirements
Students from a non-English country need to submit specific English language entry requirements for each of the programmes. Each course/programme may have different English score requirements. Given below is a list of English language tests accepted for entry into Bond programs and their IELTS equivalent:
Know more about these exams:
What all documents are needed for application?
Bond accepts scanned copies of documents at the time of online application. These documents should be in English or attached with English translation certified by proper authorities. The documents should be scanned to A4 size, and each of them needs to be scanned and uploaded individually. The file size is restricted to 10MB and the file name must only contain letters, numbers, or spaces. You should be ready with these documents when filling the online application:
- Certificates or diplomas of completed education level
- Guide to the grading system/scale as per institution
- Vocational education and training qualifications
- Academic transcripts
- English proficiency test results
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Letters of Recommendation (LORs)
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Personal Statement
- Copy of passport
- Financial documents
Application & Tuition Fees
Is there any application fees?
There is no application fee to apply at Bond University.
What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?
The fee varies according to the programme and major you select. Refer to the below graph to get an idea of the range of tuition fee per semester for different programmes at Bond University:
Note: Bond University reviews its fees on an annual basis and these fees are subject to change without notice. For all coursework degrees, the tuition fee is charged on a per subject basis.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?
The university provides many part-tuition scholarships and bursaries for international undergraduate, postgraduate, and research aspirants. To be eligible for bursaries, students should have an outstanding academic record with strong communication skills. Scholarships are awarded to students who showcase excellence in the fields of academics, sports, leadership, and community.
Australian Government Scholarships
The Australian Government funds scholarships for next-generation leaders from around the world to undertake study and research in Australia. The Australia Awards Scholarships provide opportunities for citizens of developing countries in Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa to study full-time in Australia at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
Student Opportunity Fund
It provides grants of up to AUD 2,000 to help finance unique and outstanding ‘beyond the classroom’ educational experiences for students currently studying at the university. This includes showcasing excellence in academic, leadership, and other extracurricular activities.
Bond University offers high academic achievers from India with tuition remission scholarships awarded on the basis of academic excellence, such as:
- International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship
- International Stand Out Scholarship
- International Leadership Scholarship
- Transformer Scholarship
- Bond Business School Postgraduate Bursaries
- Research Scholarships
- Bond University Alumni Postgraduate Scholarship
- The Abedian Foundation Master of Architecture Scholarship
- The Abedian Foundation Master of Architecture Award
When do the admissions start?
Bond University offers admissions around the year and thus, has no specific deadlines. The three major intakes are January, May, and September. Some programmes are offered in January and September only. Check the respective course pages for deadline for specific intake and which courses are open in each intake. However, the university advises international students to apply well in advance so that they have enough time for the visa process.
How to apply to UG and PG courses?
Internationalstudents can submit their applications directly to the university through its application portal, except for the Medical programme. The Medical programme is only open to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, holders of an Australian Humanitarian visa and New Zealand citizens (but not New Zealand permanent residents).
Applying to Bond University to study is quite simple. Students have to fill and submit the application form with all the necessary details, and upload the required documents. To make your journey smoother, follow these helpful steps to complete the application process.
Step 1: As a new student, register on this portal. Save your login ID and password.
Step 2: Fill in the required details.
Step 3: Enter details as required and upload the relevant documents. Review the form and ensure to fill all the sections as shown below. Click on the ‘Submit’ and save the application number for future reference.
Note: Make sure you are using web browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome 5, Internet Explorer 8, and Safari 5. You can open and close the application form as many times as you require filling in the application form.
When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?
The university takes two weeks to process the undergraduate and graduate applications. For research programmes, the decisions are released within 12 weeks.
Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
What are the chances to get into this university?
Bond University has an acceptance rate of 91%, yet the chances of getting accepted depends upon an applicant’s academic and background. The chances vary with criteria, such as the vocational course done by the student, any professional experience held by the student, or the student applying to Bond University on the basis of ATAR score. The chances to get admission increases if the student has professional experience or has a good ATAR score. For instance, the table below provides information on students who commenced undergraduate study in the January 2019 semester:
How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?
Each year, Bond University accepts around 30-40% of international students from various countries. It aims to maintain a 50-50 ratio of domestic to international students so that students enjoy studying and socialising with classmates from all over the world, as well as Australians representing every state. International students choose this institution not only for our quality education, but for the warm climate and the unique mix of natural attractions and sightseeing opportunities right on its doorstep.
In January 2019, it enrolled 394 UG students, of which 25% were international students. In January 2020, the international student body featured 1,984 international students out of a total enrolment of 4,225 students. About 90 countries were represented in Student Cohort in January 2020 admissions. As of now (2021), the university has 49% UG and 51% PG students with a gender mix of 53% women and 47% men. Out of the total student body, international students make 46% of it, with 18% students belonging from different parts of Australia.
Part Time Work While Studying
Can I work while studying here?
Students on an Australian Student visa are allowed to work up to 40 hours per fortnight. Bond’s Career Development Centre may be able to help you find part-time work in your chosen field or industry while you are studying at university.
Campuses & Accommodation
How many colleges and campuses does the university have?
Bond University is a single-campus institution located in the Gold Coast. It is made up of four faculties that supports both research and teaching activities:
Is on-campus housing available?
Bond University provides shared or private on-campus accommodation and off-campus accommodation services. There are various options to live on-campus, from single rooms to flats with different accommodation rates. These rates usually include laundry, electricity, water, wireless internet, and weekly cleaning. On-campus rooms are in high demand, so the university recommends apply for a room as soon as the accommodation booking period opens.
Apart from university housing, students can also opt to stay:
- Homestays: It offers students a fully supported living experience with a local host family. The university’s homestay program is professionally managed by the Australian Homestay Network.
- Shared Accommodation: Students looking for flatmates can rent shared units, townhouses, or larger homes located in suburbs adjacent to the campus like Varsity Lakes or Robina.
- Couple and Family Accommodation: For students with family, there is a variety of rental accommodation available across the Gold Coast, ranging from beachside apartments to suburban family homes near schools, business precincts, and retail centres.
For students living on campus, it is compulsory to have a dining plan. These flexible prepaid plans can be used to purchase meals on campus at Lakeside Bar and Restaurant, Papyrus Café, Don’s Tavern, Coffee Cart at Palm Court, Bond Express, Pulse Café and the University Club. For those living on campus, three dining plan options are available – AUD 2,000, AUD 2,250, or AUD 2,500. Top-ups/additional credit can be purchased for a minimum of AUD 110 (including GST).
Residence Hall: Single
Residence Hall: Flat
Single Room: En-suite
Single Room: Premium En-suite
Source: Bond University
The Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs requires students to have access to a minimum of AUD 21,041 per year to fund their living expenses. The following estimates are presented by the university as weekly costs in AUD:
Note: The accommodation and dining plan rates shown are subject to change without notice. Check the official website for current year’s rates.
University Contact Information
Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?
To resolve any kind of queries, the international students can contact the university at:
Address: 14 University Drive, Robina QLD 4226, Australia