Bond University offers a personalised academic environment that produces globally minded, work-ready graduates who stand out in their chosen careers and industries. Ranked #1 in Australia for undergraduate student experience for 17 consecutive years according to the Good Universities Guide, our students are at the heart of everything we do – reflected by our small class sizes, focus on individual attention, and close-knit cohort of ‘Bondies’.
As an independent, not-for-profit institution, we exist for one reason: our students. All tuition fees are reinvested back into the University to build world-class facilities, provide state-of-the-art learning resources, support innovative degrees, and ensure that every student who passes through our doors has an unforgettable university experience.
At Bond, we operate on a three-semesters-per-year timetable that allows students to accelerate their studies, completing the average six-semester bachelor’s degree in just two years. This gives Bond graduates a valuable head start in the competitive careers market – permitting them to enter industry and start enacting change sooner. We offer a range of diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programs spanning the study areas of actuarial science and data analytics; architecture; business, commerce and entrepreneurship; communication, film and creative media; construction, property and planning; health, biomedical and sports sciences; international relations, politics and arts; law; medicine; project management and innovation; and psychology, criminology and social sciences. Explore our latest program and faculty guides at bond.edu.au/view-our-brochures.
The Core curriculum
Embedded in every undergraduate degree at Bond, our Core curriculum is designed to prepare students not just for a successful career, but to be socially responsible, compassionate and independent leaders. The Core curriculum consists of four compulsory subjects spanning critical thinking, collaboration, responsibility and integrity, and Beyond Bond, a professional development program that helps students transition seamlessly from university to the workplace.
Our international community
Bond students come from over 90 countries, and after graduation, may decide to return home, live abroad, or continue to enjoy life in Australia. We are a CRICOS-registered provider (00017B) and welcome international applications for all CRICOS registered programs, with the exception of the Bond Medical Program, which is only accessible to international students via pathway from Bond’s Bachelor of Biomedical Science.
Applying to Bond
We administer our own admission for all programs except the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD) [the Bond Medical Program]. Admission to this course is administered by QTAC.
For all other programs, students can apply directly to Bond through our free, quick-to-complete online application form and receive an offer direct from us if successful. Visit bond.edu.au/apply for more information and to begin your application or learn more about the Medical Program in the Direct Entry Institutions section of this guide.
A range of criteria may be applied when assessing applicant eligibility for admission to Bond. Our early offer system means that applicants still completing Year 12 can receive conditional entry based on their Year 11 results and first-semester results from Year 12. You can enrol in your program of choice when you receive the minimum required score (as stated in your offer letter) upon completing Year 12. We also recognise a range of other post-secondary qualifications for admission, including the AQF Certificate IV or the successful completion of a semester of a bachelor’s degree. If you do not meet the criteria for entry into your preferred program, pathway opportunities may be available. Get in touch with us via bond.edu.au/contact for more information and to speak to someone about your circumstances.
If you are an international student, visit bond.edu.au/bond-international for more information on the international application process.
Supporting student success
To ensure every student has the adequate resources to thrive throughout their university studies, we offer a range of support services delivered both on campus and remotely. The Academic Skills Centre offers free consultations and guidance for any student seeking to improve their quality of work and our Career Development supports students and alumni with finding work placements, internships, and professional employment.
Bond University is also committed to providing a culturally safe and supportive learning environment for all students, including Indigenous students. The Nyombil Centre is a hub for First Nations Bondies on campus, providing academic support, guidance, and connection opportunities. These efforts also include a number of scholarships specifically for Indigenous applicants.
Bond University applies a range of criteria when assessing the eligibility of its applicants.
If you are completing Year 12 and want an early offer to study at Bond University, we will assess your application using your full Year 11 results and your Year 12 semester 1 results. Early offers are issued from June. If you qualify, you will receive an offer from Bond with the condition of successfully completing high school. This means that you can receive an offer to study at Bond in 2024 before final ATAR results are released, providing certainty about your future study options.
Bond’s ATAR and IB score requirements for all its undergraduate diploma and bachelor programs are specified for each program.
If you have completed your secondary school qualification you can use your ATAR or IB score (or equivalent) to apply for study at Bond.
When you search for your program, you will find the minimum entry score for your program. Some programs may also require the completion of pre-requisite subjects, a portfolio submission, or additional selection criteria – you will find all this detail on the program’s webpage.
Bond also recognises a range of other post-secondary qualifications for admission, such as an AQF Certificate IV or higher from a recognised provider, or the successful completion of a semester of a bachelor’s degree.
If you do not meet the criteria for entry into your preferred program, Bond will assess you for an admission pathway. A pathway gives you an opportunity to meet the criteria of your chosen program.
Bond may also apply adjustment factors for Year 12 students towards an ATAR or IB score to increase the selection rank.
For more information about admissions criteria, visit the Bond University website.
Bond University is a CRICOS registered provider (00017B) and welcomes international student applications for all CRICOS-registered programs except the Bond Medical Program, which is only available to international students via the Bachelor of Biomedical Science pathway.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Bond University offers a number of support and development opportunities for Indigenous students. Learn more on our website.
Inherent academic requirements
Bond University strongly supports the right of all people to pursue studies. Bond embraces diversity and endeavours to accommodate all students. The University’s inherent requirements support students to make informed choices in relation to their studies.
Domestic students with overseas qualifications
All students with recognised overseas qualifications are welcomed to apply. Bond University will assess your qualification for admission when you apply.
English language proficiency
Bond University requires students to demonstrate that they can speak, write, read and comprehend English to a specified standard. Read more about Bond University’s English proficiency requirements, including ways to demonstrate English language proficiency.
Accepting an offer
There are three simple steps to accept your offer, which can be done directly via Bond University. Learn more about accepting your offer.
Deferment is not automatic and is subject to approval by the University. Read more about deferment.
You may be eligible for credit towards a Bond University program from previous studies undertaken at another institution. Read more about credit on the Bond University website.
Fees and charges
Refer to the program entries on QTAC’s website for approximate tuition costs. Fees are subject to change on an annual basis. In addition to the Student Services and Amenities Fee, textbooks, and study materials, your chosen program may also have additional compulsory costs such as uniforms, excursions, or placement fees.
More information on tuition fees and other costs is available on the Bond University website.
FEE-HELP is an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that helps eligible domestic fee-paying students pay their tuition fees, and can be used for undergraduate studies, postgraduate coursework and research. To access FEE-HELP, you must meet a range of criteria including citizenship and residency requirements. More information is available at bond.edu.au/fee-help.
Bond University offers a generous range of full-fee and part-fee scholarships and bursaries to successful applicants. For more information on how to apply for a scholarship and application closing dates, please visit bond.edu.au/scholarships.
The table below provides further information about the students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in January 2023 semester.
|Applicant Background||Semester 1, 2023|
|Number of students||Percentage of
|(A) Higher Education Study
(including a bridging or enabling course)
|(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study||16||4%|
|(C) Work and Life Experience
(admitted on basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
|(D) Recent Secondary Education:|
|Admitted solely on basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
|Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test)||<5||N/P|
|Admitted on basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR scheme)
Notes: “< 5” The number of students is less than 5.
N/A Students not accepted in this category.
N/P Not Published: the number of students is hidden to prevent the calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.
Applications for all programs, except the Bond Medical Program, must be lodged directly with Bond University.
Applicants must follow the University’s application processes, including any timelines, where applicable.
For the Bond Medical Program, apply via QTAC.
Student and campus services
Student facilities and services
As Australia’s leading university for student experience, life at Bond is diverse and vibrant. Students have access to a broad range of facilities and services on campus, including our state-of-the-art Sports Centre, three libraries, and study area-specific facilities designed to enhance learning outcomes.
Student support services
At Bond, we are here to help you through every step of your learning journey. We offer a number of dedicated support services for Indigenous students, LGBTIQ students, international students, and students with disabilities. We also offer free academic support for every student through our on-campus Academic Skills Centre.
Bond University’s on-site Career Development Centre is a lifelong resource for students and alumni, providing a range of career support. Our career experts can help with brokering internships and work experience, writing resumes, practising interview skills and more.
We have on-campus student residences with a select number of placements available each semester. Our on-campus accommodation options include a compulsory dining plan. If you would prefer to live off campus, there is a wide range of options available in the residential areas surrounding Bond.
Depending on your discipline of choice, there may be work experience or placements embedded into your degree – for instance, students within the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine complete clinical placements or work experience with real patients to fulfil the practical training component of their studies. Select your program of choice on Bond’s website to learn more about work-integrated learning opportunities.
Students in certain programs may choose to undertake an overseas study tour to broaden the scope of their learning. Please note that participation is subject to University approval.
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