At Bond University, you’ll be part of a global community of students from more than 90 countries worldwide who are combining their tertiary studies with the Gold Coast’s sun, surf and relaxed lifestyle. Complete a full undergraduate or graduate degree at Australia’s #1 university for student experience – as rated by the Good Universities Guide, 16 years in a row. Bond offers award-winning programs in Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Sport and Exercise Science, Business, Law, International Relations, Architecture, and many more. Bond offers three unique start dates and three equal semesters per calendar year giving students the opportunity to complete most undergraduate degrees in two years and a graduate degree in one to two years, all while gaining a once-in-a-lifetime international experience.

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Highlights

Located on Australia’s sunny Gold Coast, just a short flight away from Sydney and Melbourne.

Earn a world-class degree in less time with Bond’s three semester per year structure

Ranked “World’s Top 50 Small Universities” by Times Higher Education in 2021

Graduate with an internationally recognized bachelor’s degree in just two years – equivalent to a four-year US undergraduate program.

Ranked #1 in Australia by the Good Universities Guide for Student Experience, 16 years in a row.

The Bond Business School is in the top 2% business schools worldwide.

Bond is the only university in Queensland to be fully accredited by the Actuaries Institute

Program Details

Orientation

O-Week is our orientation program occurring the week before classes commence. There are campus tours, Aussie BBQ’s, information sessions, trivia & theme nights plus numerous social activities so you will be well and truly settled in and meet many other students (including Australian students who are starting their bachelor’s and master’s programs at Bond). There is also an Information Hub set up for new students where you can collect your ID cards, set up your student email account, receive enrollment assistance and gain local information about banks and bus timetables etc.


Housing

Bond offers a variety of accommodation options to suit your needs. Students can choose to live in a private room on-campus with a shared bathroom, living room, and kitchenette or in a private room with a private bathroom. For more information about on-campus housing and dining plans, visit the Bond University housing website.

The campus is surrounded by apartment blocks, townhouse complexes and houses – many of which offer student accommodation. These properties are not owned by the University, so you’ll need to contact the managers directly to find out what is available.


TEAN Staff

The Education Abroad Network TEAN is an approved education agent for Bond University, for students from North America. Our team works with you start to finish through the study abroad process. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social, or cultural questions or issues that you may face during your time abroad.

University

About Bond University

Bond University is Australia’s #1 university for student experience and is home to 4,000 students with an international student cohort from more than 90 countries. Bond run three full semesters a year, with intakes in January, May, and September. This means you can complete a bachelor’s degree in as little as 2 years. Most graduate programs at Bond are completed in 1 year (3 semesters); however, you can choose to take a lighter course load and complete them in 16 months. This means completing your degree in half the time for a lower cost.

Bond’s personalised teaching philosophy means you will learn in smaller class sizes with unprecedented one-on-one access to your professors. Graduates may also be eligible to apply for an extended three-year post-study work visa.


Location

Bond University is located on the Gold Coast – Australia’s sixth largest city. International students choose us not only for our quality education, but for the warm climate and the unique mix of natural attractions and sightseeing opportunities right on our doorstep. Located 850 km (530 miles) north of Sydney, students can take an 80-minute flight or a 9-hour drive to explore Australia’s largest city.

Airlines that fly direct to Australia are Qantas, United, Delta, American and Air Canada. The flight to Australia is about 14 hours and the flight home is just under 13 hours (due to a tailwind).

Degree Programs

Degree Programs

Courses (called “subjects” at Bond) are available in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, click the button below.

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Discipline
Subject Area
Business
  • Accounting
  • Data/Actuarial Science
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Hotel & Tourism Management
  • International Business
  • Sport Management
  • Marketing
Communication & Creative Media
  • Creative Art
  • Communication
  • Film & Television
  • Journalism
Health Sciences & Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sports Science
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
International Relations
  • International Relations & Humanities
  • Global Studies
  • Policy, Philosophy, & Economics
Law
Property Design & Development
  • Architecture & Built Environments
  • Property
  • Construction Management
Social Sciences
  • Psychological Science
  • Social Science

Eligibility

Eligibility

Each application is assessed on an individual basis. Bond generally requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to 3.7 depending on the degree program. Discuss eligibility with your TEAN program advisor.

Events & Excursions

Cultural & Group activities

You will have many opportunities to enjoy some unique Australian destinations and activities while you are at Bond. There are group day trips throughout the semester where you can participate in adventure activities such as scuba diving, rock climbing, surf lessons, canoeing, horseback-riding and hot air ballooning.

Students will often arrange group excursions to places like Steve Irwin’s (The Crocodile Hunter’s) Australia Zoo, surfing tours to the best spots on Australia’s east coast, the Whitsunday Islands, Fraser Island, Byron Bay, and the Great Barrier Reef. There may even be a group you can join that wants to head outback to places like Ayres Rock and Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory!

Program Dates

important dates

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from June for Spring applications, and from January for Fall applications. See Bond University’s Academic Calendar to view all dates.

Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Semester Terms Application Deadline Semester Begins Semester Ends
January October Jan 17 Apr 27
May March May 16 Aug 20
September July Sept 12 Dec 17

application guidelines

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. For most degree programs, we recommend applying at least 3 months prior to the start date. For Medicine degree programs, we recommend applying at least 5 months prior to the start date. Click here to start your Bond University Full-Degree application with TEAN.

Transcripts must be sent to our Austin office directly from your school in a sealed envelope. The school or a university clearing house can also send transcripts to us via email encryption. The same applies to SAT/ACT scores.

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Fees & Inclusions

tuition fees

Tuition fees vary depending on your choice of degree. Please visit the Bond University degree page to see all up-to-date degree and pricing options.

  • Undergraduate Degrees: $15,800AUD Per Semester
  • Medical Program Degree: $29,420AUD Per Semester
  • Graduate Degrees: Range from $15,5100AUD to $20,843AUD Per Semester
  • Research Programs: $40,600AUD Per Year

health insurance fees

  • One-Year Program: $717
  • Two-Year Program: $1,330

All fees listed in Australian Dollars. Use Money Converter for US Dollars 


What’s Included

  • Academic guidance and counselling
  • Application submission assistance, ongoing email enquiry support from start to finish throughout your application process
  • Review of suitable degree programs
  • Certification of transcripts
  • Course advice
  • Enrolment advice
  • Support through the acceptance and commencement period
  • Review of transcripts and documents
  • Liaise between you and Bond
  • Advice on local area for housing etc.

What’s Not Included

  • Tuition fees
  • International airfare ($1,800)
  • Domestic airfare in US ($500)
  • Student visa ($620)
  • Books ($365)
  • Meals during the semester ($2,500)
  • Airport transfer at the end of the semester ($50)
  • Travel insurance ($350)
  • Travel and personal expenses ($1,500 – 2,500+)

*Costs are estimated based on previous student experience and budget. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.

Scholarships

University Scholarships

Bond University offer a range of part-fee scholarships for full degree study.  Please see the Bond University Scholarships page to get the most up to date information on scholarships available.

We Love Bond

Helen Armitage

Full Degree Program Manager

Gold Coast Tip
Cheap Eats

The best cheap eat on the Gold Coast can be found at Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian in Burleigh Heads. This place is busy, cramped and loud – don’t expect fine dining here with silver service – but if you want a fast, delicious and cheap meal this is your place. Great food at a great price including kofta balls, amazing salads, awesome kebabs, pasta bake and desserts.

Q&A

What is your role at TEAN?
I am the Resident Director for Queensland and responsible for working with our in-country study abroad students in our schools across this state. My role is to ensure that all students are supported and mentored and experience cultural events relevant to their location. I am the study abroad “mom” to all of my groups and try to ensure they stay focused on their schooling and experience all that their location has to offer. I like to get them to see the value of their study abroad semester and how it will benefit them in the future. I am also the Full Degree Program Manager for TEAN. In this role I work with students who are interested in taking their entire degree program in Australia or New Zealand.

How did you come to this current role?
I have been working in International Education since 1995. I have been involved in the study abroad and international offices at both Griffith University and Bond University on the Gold Coast. While at Bond University I managed the study abroad program for North America and was responsible for building partnerships with programs and U.S. schools. I have travelled extensively through North America and have visited many of our partner schools. I started working with TEAN as the Queensland Resident Director in 2010.

What is your favorite part of your job?
Seeing students grow and become more independent during their semester. Watching students learn to problem solve issues and gain confidence to make decisions on their own. I enjoy getting to know the groups and each group are varied and unique. I like seeing them develop lifelong friendships amongst the groups and enjoy watching them have fun at the various cultural events I arrange. I have met some amazing students over the years, who I am still in touch with today.

How do you work with students who are interested in pursuing their full degree abroad?
I am their go to person from start to finish. I help them narrow down their university choices, submit applications and answer any questions they may have through the process.When offers come in, I then assist them to accept the best option for them and talk them through next steps. This includes who to contact about U.S loans and aid, how to apply for their visa and enrolment. Being in the same time zone as the schools here and it makes it easy for me to follow up. I also have lots of contacts that i can reach out to directly, so it saves them time and stress.

What are some top reasons a student should consider a full degree in Australia or New Zealand?
You will be pursuing a quality education at some of the world’s top ranked universities while enjoying a personalized education. Australia and New Zealand are desirable places to live and attract high quality professors from all over the world. You will also graduate with a competitive advantage – most people don’t study overseas and having an international qualification and living in another country puts you ahead of your peers who stay in the U.S. You will also have gained a new network of international contacts.

Kate McSurley

Assistant Director - Health & Safety

Gold Coast Tip
Cafe with Wifi

Blackboard Cafe, near campus, is a cool café with incredible cakes and coffee options…AND free WiFi! Free WiFi is a rarity in Australian cafes, so this gem is worth keeping in mind.

Q&A

What is your favorite part of working with students?
For me, I love the first call with a student who has decided to take the leap and study abroad. They know they want to do it, but the idea of checking off all the steps is overwhelming, scary and seemingly impossible. When they realize we are committed to making this easy for them and I hear that sense of relief at the end of our chat, it always reminds me why I love what I do.

Why should students consider studying abroad in Australia?
Some students underestimate the complexity of Australia and don’t realize that it has vastly different locations and environments, similar to the unique cities and environments you can experience across the U.S. Even though the country may at first seem relatively similar to the U.S. compared to other study abroad destination, studying in Australia certainly doesn’t mean you up on the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of cultural and outdoor experiences. Here students can access rainforests, reefs, deserts, wildlife, cities and dramatically different landscapes, all without having to cross international borders.

As a TEAN alum and now employee, what do you think makes TEAN unique?
Everyone at TEAN is completely committed to encouraging study abroad experiences. It really is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle. As a student, I was taken aback by the level of support and service I received from TEAN staff. Now, I understand the sense of responsibility to ease the burden and shorten the hurdles for our students because there is so much value to studying abroad. We truly believe in what we do.

Where did you study abroad?
After first considering Melbourne for its prestigious reputation and quirky cafe culture, I switched to the University of Queensland in St. Lucia, right outside of Brisbane. I realized I might have a better chance of warm weather for my entire program if I headed for the Sunshine State. Now having traveled to both, I’m confident I would have been happy in either location, but UQ’s campus was the perfect escape from the harsh midwestern winters I was used to in Chicago. I really fell into the laidback Brisbane lifestyle more than anything and quickly understood it’s much more than just great weather. It’s a perfect city for international students because it has the right balance of culture, sport and access to adventure. The twisting Brisbane River gives you front door ferry service to very unique neighborhoods all with their own character and style. The ocean is within easy reach for a weekend jaunt (but spending a night at the manmade beaches of South Bank can be just as breathtaking). The views from Mt. Coot-tha are surreal, especially at sunset, and the city’s a great place for students who want to enjoy both city life and exploring the great outdoors. Brisbane lets you have it all.

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