Bond University is the first private, not-for-profit university in Australia, offering a personalized academic environment, and student body of approximately 3500.
Bond is the only Australian University that offers a tri-semester year, allowing students to commence a study abroad program in January, May or September.
Nearly 50% of the student population is made up of international students from up to 70 different countries.
Bond University offers 1,700 different courses from Humanities & Social Sciences, Business, Technology & Sustainable Development, Health Sciences & Medicine or Law where you’ll have access to world-class academic and technological resources.
Bond boasts a student to staff ratio of 10:1. This ensures you receive individual attention from highly qualified professors and lecturers.
Most students choose to take 1-2 electives during their time in Australia. Many Australia-related courses are available.
Australia: Dreamtime to Dust
Australian Popular Culture
Love, Sex and Relationships
Nutrition and Health
Crime and Deviance in Australia
Drugs and Behaviour
Image and Photography
"Bond's film classes are top-notch. They have excellent access to editing and filming equipment. The business classes were similar to U.S. classes in content and workload."
"Drugs and Behaviour! The material was interesting and the professor showed a real interest in what he was teaching! Many American students enjoyed the Love, Sex, and Relationships course because the class included a lot of icebreakers that created a relaxed classroom atmosphere."
"Australian Popular Culture gave me great insight into the country I was exploring. It helped me understand how the US and Australia are different and what the people and culture are like."
For more details regarding courses available at Bond University, please visit their website. For a general listing of all subject areas offered at our partner universities, visit What You Can Study.
About the Campus
Bond University is located on the Gold Coast, 50 miles south of Brisbane, and boasts the perfect climate of mild winters and warm summers. The region displays a strong youth culture and is famous for its surf beaches, national parks, mountain ranges and great nightlife.
Bond University has a unique architectural design with sandstone buildings surrounding a lake encompassed by lawns where students love to socialize. All facilities are within easy walking distance, and Bond’s small student body makes a lively educational and social community where you’ll soon get to know everyone on campus.
Former students will tell you that one of the best things about studying at Bond is the social life. A much smaller number of students than other universities ensures that no one gets lost in the crowd. Close friendships are forged with fellow students and teachers in lectures and tutorials – some of which have fewer than a dozen students. At the coffee shops and bars on campus, you’ll rarely be alone for long. And the gym and swimming pool are great places to meet new people while you relax between study sessions.
A multitude of competitive and social activities held on and off campus are organized by the active Student Council and Sports Association. Bond University offers 60 student clubs ranging from academic, cultural and political to artistic, religious and athletic. If you can’t find a club that suits you, it’s simple: create your own! Many students also choose to arrange day or weekend trips for activities such as surfing, bushwalking, mountain climbing, horse-riding and camping.
Bond’s award-winning sports center features basketball, tennis, badminton, volleyball and squash courts, rugby, soccer and hockey fields, a fully equipped gymnasium, aerobics, box-ercise, yoga and Pilates classes and a heated Olympic-sized swimming pool.