The Faculty of Society & Design offers scholarships and bursaries (collectively termed 'financial aid') to eligible students. Please note that:
- The information below relates only to financial aid offered by the Faculty of Society & Design.
- Financial aid is not granted automatically but only upon written application.
- Financial aid is offered according to these guidelines but subject to budgetary restraints at all times.
- Financial aid offered by other Faculties may not be transferred or carried over to cover subjects offered by the Faculty of Society & Design.
- Policy is subject to change without notice at any time.
A limited number of Faculty of Society & Design 40% and 25% scholarships are available to prospective students completing Year 12. High achievement in relation to high school results will be the main criteria used when considering scholarship applications, however work experience (if applicable), extra curricula activities and the candidates all-round ability will also be taken into account. This includes leadership, sporting and cultural activities (eg School Captain or prefect, state or regional level sporting representative, music, debating, community contribution etc).
Students achieving the following will be eligible to apply for a Faculty Dean’s scholarship:
- OP 1, Interstate Transfer Ranking of 99%, OR
- HSC without OP GPA 4.95/5 or above, OR
- IB Diploma students to satisfy Exceptional competence in all modules with grades of 7 in 6 subjects, OR
- International/domestic applicants provide a percentage grade of 99% or equivalent, OR
- Bond College students with grades of 90% and above.
- OP 2, Interstate Transfer Ranking of 98-96%, OR
- HSC without OP GPA 4.80/5 or above, OR
- IB Diploma students to satisfy Exceptional competence in all modules with a mix of grades of 6 and 7 in 6 subjects, OR
- International/domestic applicants provide a percentage grade of 98-96% or equivalent, OR
- Bond College students with grades between 85-89%
A limited number of 40% and 25% scholarships are available to prospective undergraduate students on the basis of academic merit and are of course extremely competitive. It is expected that applicants would be in the top 10% of their final year if they are a School leaver. Overall the criteria that will be used to assess students for scholarships may include, but are not limited to, high school results, work experience (if applicable) and extra curricula activities. Students’ all-round ability will also be taken into account which includes leadership, sporting and cultural activities (eg school captain or prefect, state or regional level sporting representative, music, debating, community contribution etc).
A limited number of scholarships (up to 25%) are available to prospective postgraduate students on the basis of academic merit and are of course extremely competitive. As a guide, students with prior degrees would require a GPA of at least 6.0 / Distinction to be eligible.
Postgraduate (Doctoral, PhD/other Doctorates, Masters by Research)
Entry to the Master by Research and PhD programs is extremely competitive and rigorously controlled. Successful candidates who are admitted into the Master by Research or PhD would normally be considered for a scholarship.
Bond University Film and Television Awards
The Bond University Film and Television Awards (BUFTA) is a short film competition open to any secondary school student in Australia. Students are encouraged to enter short films made as part of school assessments or as independent projects. There are six categories for films to be entered into: Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Animation, Experimental and Music Video.
There are several prizes for winners with the overall winner receiving a full scholarship to study a Bachelor of Film and Television at Bond University.
John Burton Cadetship
The John Burton Cadetship Scholarship in Journalism is awarded annually to Year 12 students who have strong academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to a career in print journalism. As a partnership between Bond University and the Gold Coast Bulletin, it is a four year program alternating work and study, with a guaranteed position as a newspaper journalist on completion. Successful candidates will study for their Bachelor of Journalism and work as a paid cadet at the Gold Coast Bulletin on a semester on/semester off basis.
Approval of Scholarships
Admissions must submit scholarships applications to the Faculty Business Director. All applications will be reviewed and approved by the Dean or approved designate.
For more information please visit the Bond University Scholarships page.
Information on web pages is accurate at the time of posting and may be subject to change from semester to semester to reflect changes in program structure. It is therefore important to check current information at the time of enrolment.