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Bond University

Campuses:  Gold Coast

Established:  1989

Student population:  4,300

CRICOS:  00017B

Bond University, located south of Brisbane on Queensland’s Gold Coast, is Australia’s highest rated university for educational experience*. Bond 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 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. So, why do they choose Bond?

Everything you need to know

Personalised study environment & 5* 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 standard. 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 5 star rating for our 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.

Accelerated degrees & strong graduate outcomes


Operating on a three-trimester-per-year schedule, Bond enables you to graduate earlier by completing a standard bachelor degree in just two years and a masters degree in only 12 months. Part of our unique approach is to help students develop a solid base of key leadership attributes, to help ready them for career success regardless of which field they choose. We also ensure 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 goals and developing CVs to helping you prepare for that all-important job interview.

Student accommodation


There’s something at Bond 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 within easy walking distance of our lecture theatres, restaurants and sporting facilities. There is also a range of rental accommodation near the campus.


What can I study at Bond?


We offer innovative and challenging diplomas, bachelors and masters degrees in the following areas:

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

World-class facilities


At Bond, we offer state-of-the-art facilities and unprecedented access to them. This means you can apply your profession as you learn it, in an environment more akin to the real world. Our facilities include the Bond FinTech Hub (access to real time market information and a simulation of a 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 famous for over 40 miles of uninterrupted golden surf beaches and world heritage listed national parks. Our students enjoy the best of both worlds; the conveniences, entertainment and excitement of city life, with the lifestyle of a famous beach resort.

Life on campus


Bond has a friendly, close-knit community of 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 facilities (an Olympic-size swimming pool, a weights room and gym, a multi-purpose 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 sports clubs on campus. Or sign up for one of the 40 social and cultural clubs which host events, outings, guest speakers and get-togethers throughout the year.

*2022 Good Universities Guide: Australia’s Highest Rated University for Student Experience
**2021 Student to Teacher Ratio, Australian Department of Education. Note that ratio was adjusted for Bond’s three trimester per year teaching schedule.