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Bond University one of the World’s Best Small Universities

While many students enjoy studying on large campuses at university, many others will be attracted to the learning experience and student lifestyle that a smaller campus can offer.

Each year the Times Higher Education announces a ranking of the World’s Best Small Universities, which is taken from the results of their World University Rankings. Universities considered for the World’s Best Small Universities must have less than 5000 students enrolled and offer programmes in at least five subjects to students.

Bond University is the only Australian institution to feature on the list, reaching number 20 in the ranking.  With 3201 enrolled students at the time of the rankings, Bond has the 11th smallest enrolment in the list. With the smallest class sizes anywhere in Australia, students can thrive in the smaller study groups and have access to unparalleled academic and technological resources on the University’s world-class Gold Coast campus.

Bond University was created in the scholarly traditions of pre-eminent private universities of world standing and has a distinguished reputation as Australia’s first independent, not-for-profit university.

Bond offers a range of innovative and challenging diplomas, bachelors and masters degrees across the following study areas:

  • Architecture and built environment
  • Actuarial science
  • Business and commerce
  • Communications and creative media
  • Health sciences
  • Humanities and global studies
  • Law
  • Social sciences
  • Sport and exercise science

Unlike other universities in Australia, Bond operates a three trimester per year schedule. This gives students the option to graduate earlier by completing a standard bachelor degree in just two years and a masters degree in only 12 months, although you may not want to leave that quickly! With a student body that hails from over 80 different countries, Bond University has a friendly, close-knit student community of international and Australian students. Set around a beautiful lake, the extensive recreational and entertainment facilities on campus are where you’ll get to know fellow students.

In an article for Times Higher Education website, Alice Ringelstein, a business student at Bond, says that one of the main reasons why she chose to study at a smaller university was because of the “opportunity to spend a significant amount of one-on-one time with my teachers, with some of them becoming not just advisers, but real mentors.”

Find out more about Bond University on their profile here and watch a video about studying on the Gold Coast here. If you want to know more about studying at Bond University, contact Study Options for a prospectus here.

For the full Times Higher Education article on the World’s Best Small Universities 2017 click here and you can read Alice Ringelstein’s full article about her experience studying at Bond University here.

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