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University Overview

Bond University is Australia's first private, not-for-profit University, offering a personalised academic environment that enables graduates to exceed the outer limits of their potential - in their career and in life.

Created in the scholarly traditions of pre-eminent private universities of world standing, Bond University challenges students to be leaders and thinkers; taking them beyond the accepted definition of a university education to develop initiative, enterprise, ambition and a lifelong commitment to making a meaningful contribution to their field.

Bond offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Law, Business, Sustainable Development, Humanities & Social Sciences, Health Sciences & Medicine and Information Technology. All students have access to unparalleled academic and technological resources on Bond's world-class campus, located on Queensland's world famous Gold Coast, just a one hour drive from Brisbane.

Undergraduate

Bond offers a broad range of internationally recognized undergraduate degrees across its faculties of law, business, humanities and social sciences, health sciences and medicine, and institute of sustainable development and architecture. Bond has a close-knit community, low student-to-staff ratio enabling small class sizes and state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities and infrastructure. These are just a few reasons to study at Bond.

Through Bond's extensive corporate partnerships, undergraduate students have access to industry leaders and opportunities for internships, scholarships and graduate placements with a number of blue-chip organizations worldwide.Students can also choose to broaden their horizons by participating in an international exchange program.

Postgraduate

A range of research masters degrees including Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science by Research (M Res), Master of Philosophy (M Phil), and Master of Laws and doctoral level programs such as Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) are offered at Bond as part of their postgraduate programs.

Bond also provides student services for their graduate students. Multi-academic supervision teams provides access to support and training. Postgraduate students are given personalized guidance to assist them with on-time completions so they can start their research careers with confidence. Postgraduate courses in actuarial science, business, accounting and finance are also available for students.

Study Online

There is currently no study online information for Bond University check with the University directly to find out if they have started offering study online programs.

International Students

Bond University is home to a substantial number of international students. Solid support programs such as specialized teams are on standby to cater to the needs of overseas students. Prior to coming to Australia, students may seek help from International Student Team Coordinators, International Student Support Officers and Financial Aid Officers. Upon arrival, the university will assist students on living options, accommodations and working in Australia. A program called the Bond University English Language Institute (BUELI) supports International students in learning English.

The university also has an international student's handbook which contains essential information like campus services, general services, student business centre, university regulations and overseas student health cover is available. International support contacts such as student services counselling, campus life coordinatorand a lot more are accessible. Bond university also offers scholarships for international students both for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Tuition Fees

Bond University tuition fees vary depending on student status and the course being undertaken. International students are generally required to pay the full fee for undergraduate study while both local and undergraduate students can be required to pay the full fee for postgraduate study.

The average annual undergraduate tuition fee for Bond is AUD$31,473

The average annual postgraduate tuition fee for Bond is AUD$27,650

Check with the University directly for the cost of study of the courses in which you have an interest.

Scholarships

Bond offers a range of scholarships available to both Australian and international students at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. The university has a number of full-fee and part-fee scholarships to the best and brightest applicants each semester and are designed to reward and encourage students who have excelled in the areas of academia, leadership, community and sporting.

A Bond university alumni scholarship is also available which is made possible by the support of alumni donations. The scholarship assists outstanding students by providing financial support that will enable them to undertake postgraduate study.

University Life

Transitioning to university life at Bond can take some adjustment. To address this, Bond University has a wide range of support services and facilities available to help students adjust quickly and easily. A student support team is also on hand to assist. With its sporting and recreational facilities, Bond motivates students to participate in different sports events for recreational, fitness and competition purposes.

As part of the university's goal to encourage community interaction, student life is made even more fun with different student events such as the special lunchtime barbeque sessions, movies, sports, job clubs, conversation and visits to the multimedia centre and library as well as arranged excursions to wonderful local beaches and tourist attractions.

Student Reviews

Student comments from the reviews often mention about Bond's approachable and helpful lecturers who give them challenging and stimulating classroom discussions. Students say that teachers are always available to provide extra assistance whenever needed. Results of student reviews further add that due to Bond's small class size, class interactions are great.

Another common theme from the student reviews cite Bond's excellent support network such as student based groups and peer study assistance. Students also appreciate the university's facilities including the gym, pool, tennis/squash courts, lecture rooms and labs which they say are state-of-the-art and available for all students to use. Aside from this, students praise Bond's simple, easy and quick application process.

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