Find out more about what it’s like to study at Bond University in our latest University Spotlight.
Campuses & Access
Bond University’s main campus is located in Robina on the Gold Coast, around 15 minutes south of the CBD. The campus is easily accessible by both bus and ferry, and has plenty of parking spaces for students commuting by car.
There are also separate dedicated health and sports learning and research facilities located nearby at Robina Hospital. Bond also has a teaching space in the Brisbane CBD.
Most of the paths and buildings across the campus are accessible by wheelchair, with major buildings containing lifts for access to upper floors.
Bond currently only offer postgraduate courses in law and arts online. Students looking to study at an undergraduate level will need to attend classes on-campus.
Bond offer undergraduate courses in most study areas, with the exception of education. They are well known for their small class sizes and unique three semester structure.
Bond offer some combined degree options, meaning you can graduate in less time than it would take to study two qualifications separately.
The academic year is split across three 13-week long semesters, running from mid-January to early-December, with a 2-week break between each semester. There are no other optional semesters or teaching periods. Classes are not scheduled during Easter, ANZAC Day, or over the Christmas and New Year period. You can view the full academic calendar for the year here.
The structure of most courses at Bond is quite rigid, with subjects only offered in certain semesters and must be taken in a set order. You can find out more about specific courses and subjects here.
Accommodation & Living
Bond University offer a variety of on-campus accommodation options, including both individual to shared options.
2023 prices vary between $2,775 per semester (roughly $215 per week) to $4,350 per semester (roughly $340 per week) per person, depending on size and location. All on-campus students must also purchase a dining plan, a minimum separate cost of $2,000 per semester (around $150 per week). Fees must be paid for the entire semester in advance.
The fees for all accommodation options include all utility bills – electricity, water, and internet (Wi-Fi). All options also include weekly cleaning and access to laundry facilities. On-campus students can also access extra study support services and all of Bond’s sporting and medical facilities.
Contracts are offered for a single semester. Students must reapply for accommodation at the end of their contract.
You can see all accommodation options and application processes here.
Living off campus in the Gold Coast can get quite expensive (the current median rental price for an apartment in Robina is $690 per week), and rental options are generally highly competitive. More affordable options further away can mean a very long travel time to and from campus.
Campus & Teaching Facilities
There are several facilities located at Bond, including cafés and eateries, sporting and exercise facilities, shops, and more. There are also lots of natural areas, including landscaped gardens and lakes. Students can join a variety of clubs and participate in on-campus activities.
There are three libraries on campus, as well as several dedicated teaching facilities, including laboratories, studios, clinics, and more.
You can find out more about Bond’s on-campus facilities here.
Bond offer a wide variety of dedicated student support services, including academic and study support, disability and inclusion support, support for LGBTQIA+ students, specialised support for Indigenous students, and health and wellbeing services.
Information about support services is easy to find and access on their website here.
Career Development & Industry Partnerships
Every student at Bond will participate in the Beyond Bond program as part of their studies, a personalised professional development program to prepare students for the transition from study to career. The program engages all undergraduate students in academic, professional, and extra-curricular activities, and culminates in a professional portfolio.
Students from any discipline can also join the Transformer program, giving you the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams and develop practical solutions to real-world problems.
Bond also has strong industry ties that provide students with unique and valuable work experience and internship opportunities.
Bond has recently updated their website, which is modern and easy to navigate, with functionality that works across all major browsers. It has a handy search function, and essential information about courses, scholarships, and support options are easy to find.
Tours & Information Sessions
You can book a personalised tour of Bond, either in-person or virtually, here.
Bond run both online and on campus information events for future students regularly throughout the year. You can view the upcoming calendar of events here.
If you’re interested in study at Bond University and want to find out more information, the best way to do this is to contact them, either by phone on 1800 074 074, or by submitting an enquiry online.
Bond also run two open days a year: a virtual open day, run on 29 April, and their upcoming on-campus open day, scheduled for 29 July.