Bond University, located south of Brisbane on Queensland’s Gold Coast, is Australia’s highest rated university for educational experience*. 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.
Why choose to study at Bond?
Bond University is home to a small, friendly community of around 4,000 students. Our students are a mix of Australians and internationals, with our international students coming from over 80 different countries.
*2015 Good Universities Guide
A personalised study environment and five star quality teaching*
Welcoming up to a maximum of just 5,000 students, Bond offers a personalised academic environment and an educational experience of the highest international standards. With the smallest class sizes anywhere in Australia, you will thrive in our smaller study groups and will have access to unparalleled academic and technological resources on the University’s world-class Gold Coast campus.
The high-level qualifications of Bond’s academics are matched by their industry practice, global experience and knowledge. With a 10:1 student-to-staff ratio**, our academics are able to perform a mentoring role in which they nurture each student’s abilities and aspirations.
*2015 Good Universities Guide
**2011 Student to Teacher Ratio, Australian Department of Education. Note that ratio was adjusted for Bond's three trimester per year teaching schedule
Accelerated degrees and strong graduate outcomes
Operating on a three-trimester- per-year schedule, Bond gives you the option to graduate earlier by completing a standard bachelor degree in just two years and a masters degree in only 12 months. Part of the University’s unique approach is to help students develop a solid base of key leadership attributes to help them prepare for career success, regardless of which field of study they choose. We are committed to ensuring that our graduates are ready to hit the ground running through practical case study teaching and internships with our worldwide network of blue chip Australian and international industry partners and affiliates.
One of Bond’s key advantages is the career development and job search assistance available to every student. Employment Services specialist advisors are available to help with every aspect of the job search process, from identifying career goals and developing CVs through to helping you to prepare for that all important job interview.
What can I study at Bond?
We offer 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
- Social sciences
- Sport and exercise science
At Bond, not only do we offer state-of-the-art facilities, but unprecedented access to them. This means that you can apply your profession as you learn it, in an environment more akin to the real world. Our facilities include the Macquarie Trading Room (access to real time market information and a simulation of the trading experience), full scale electronic law moot courts, film and TV studios, and the Balnaves Foundation Multimedia Learning Centre, which provides access to collaborative study spaces and the latest technology.
Our Gold Coast location
The Gold Coast is internationally famous for offering over 40 miles of uninterrupted golden surf beaches and world heritage listed national parks. Our students can enjoy the best of both worlds; all the conveniences, entertainment and excitement of city life, mixed with the leisure lifestyle of a famous beach resort destination.
Life on campus
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.
Make the most of our sports facilities (an Olympic-size swimming pool, a weights room and gym, a multipurpose sports hall, spinning studio, boxing circuit training room, beach volleyball courts, tennis courts, squash courts, golf and cricket practise nets, rugby and football fields) by joining one of the 30 different sporting clubs that operate on campus. Or meet like-minded friends by signing up for one of the 40 active social and cultural clubs that host events, outings, guest speakers and get-togethers throughout the year.
With a variety of accommodation options, there’s something at Bond University to suit everyone, whether you prefer to live on or off campus.
Living on campus adds a whole new dimension to your university experience as you socialise with fellow students from all over the world. Single and twin share campus accommodation is available, all of which is within easy walking distance of lecture theatres, restaurants and sporting facilities. Campus restaurants and cafés cater for all dietary requirements. There is also a variety of rental accommodation near to the University campus.