Information for future students from Canada
Bond University is Australia’s first private, not-for-profit University, offering a personalised academic environment that enables graduates to exceed the outer limits of their potential.
With access to unparalleled academic and technological resources on Bond’s world-class Gold Coast campus, students thrive in smaller study groups where eminent professors and industry-experienced lecturers know them by name.
By undertaking three-semesters-per-year instead of the usual two, graduates finish their studies sooner. Combine this advantage with Bond’s commitment to opening doors to blue chip employers and it becomes clear that students graduate with a clear competitive advantage over their public university peers.
Bond University has strong links with Canada. With a large number of Canadian students currently studying for law degrees at Bond and an active Canadian Law Students Association. There is also rapidly expanding group of alumni in Canada. Several Canadian law professors and academics have spent time at Bond as visiting staff, including Professor Vern Krishna from the University of Ottawa, Professor Karen Busby from the University of Manitoba, Professor Bruce Welling from the University of Western Ontario, and Professors Ken Cooper-Stevenson, Dan Ish and Tim Quigley from the University of Saskatchewan.
Several Canadian law professors and academics have spent time at Bond as visiting staff, including Professor Vern Krishna from the University of Ottawa, Professor Karen Busby from the University of Manitoba, Professor Bruce Welling from the University of Western Ontario, and Professors Ken Cooper-Stevenson, Dan Ish and Tim Quigley from the University of Saskatchewan.
Bond University Location
Gold Coast, Australia
Australia is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. In our ultra-cosmopolitan coastal cities, you’ll enjoy a clean, safe environment where people go out of their way to extend a warm, friendly welcome.
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GRADUATE OUTCOMES FOR FIVE YEARS RUNNING
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Bachelor qualifications are available in an extensive range of disciplines in all Faculties. They generally comprise 24 subjects and can be completed at Bond in 2 years of full-time study, although some Law and Medical/Health Sciences programs are longer.
Combined degree courses (double degrees) offer opportunities for more focused or flexible career preparation and are an excellent option in light of Bond's three-semesters-a-year schedule which means that you can graduate with a double degree in the time that students from other universities complete a single degree. Students can combine any two degrees from one faculty or from different faculties (except Medicine) and the flexibility of our programs gives you the scope to develop a combined degree to suit your own interests and career goals.
For graduate studies, there are a number of opportunities for students at Bond. We offer Graduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma programs that entail one or two semesters’ coursework and, in most cases, these can be credited towards further study in a Master's level program.
Master degrees are available in a wide range of disciplines in all faculties and schools. They generally comprise 12 subjects (1 year full-time). Of particular importance to Canadian students are our Juris Doctor Graduate Law Program and the Doctor of Physiotherapy.
Juris Doctor (JD)
The Juris Doctor (JD) is a professional legal qualification designed to equip graduates for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia or overseas. Its combination of excellent teaching, small classes and extensive legal skills program provides an exciting learning experience that both challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.
Students seeking a professional qualification who have already completed a first degree may enrol in the Juris Doctor (JD) program.
Students who have not completed a first degree must enrol in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program. Bond follows the Australian tradition in admitting high school graduates direct to the LLB program. Credit towards the elective component of the LLB degree will ordinarily be given for at least four subjects from any pre-law university studies.
Canadian law graduates wishing to specialise in international, corporate and trade law or dispute resolution should consider our Master of Laws (LLM).
Doctor of Physiotherapy*
Bond University’s Doctor of Physiotherapy is designed to meet the Australian Physiotherapy Council’s requirements for registration as a physiotherapist and will produce physiotherapists for the 21st century who are leaders in client advocacy and primary clinical care.
*Subject to accreditation by the Australian Physiotherapy Council
Postgraduate Research degrees are completed predominantly through research guided and supervised by specialist advisors. Each faculty incorporates world-renowned research centres, headed by internationally respected authorities in their relevant fields.
A PhD entails a major research project conducted under the supervision of a Faculty Advisor. (In the Faculty of Business, PhDs can be undertaken through a combination of research and coursework.) Doctoral degrees are offered by Bond in the areas of legal science, laws, health sciences and education.
Bachelor and Master’s degrees are available in a wide range of disciplines in all faculties and schools, to see a full listing of available degrees please click here.
Bond’s entry criteria are based on more than just final Grade 12 or undergraduate academic results, emphasising extracurricular involvement and personal attributes such as outstanding leadership, and community involvement qualities.
Admission decisions are made on an overall assessment of the application, however, prior academic performance is the primary consideration.
For the Juris Doctor degree,
• We generally expect Canadian applicants to have at least 70% (or GPA equivalent) undergraduate averages.
• In common with other Australian universities, we do not use the LSAT.
There are no fixed deadlines for admission applications. We make our decisions on a 'rolling' basis, issuing offers to qualified applicants until all available spaces have been filled. You can apply up to one year in advance.
Citizens of Canada can fund their Bond University degree in a variety of ways, these include:
Home government programs
Canada Student Loans Program
In Canada, the federal and provincial governments jointly administer student financial assistance through the Canada Student Loans Program, which includes: Federal student loans (called Canada Student Loans) and Provincial student loans. Bond University is a recognised institution in the Canada Student Loan Program.
For more information, please visit www.canlearn.ca
If applying for Canada Student Loan, students are required to pay a deposit of one subjects worth of fees to accept their offer to study at Bond University. Upon receipt of this payment, a Confirmation of Enrollment Form (CoE) will be issued, allowing students to apply for their student visa.
The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.
Canadian students are welcome to apply for Australian Government scholarships through the Endeavour Awards, which brings leading researchers, executives and students to Australia to undertake short or long term study, research and professional development in a broad range of disciplines.
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Bond University Scholarships
Bond University welcomes scholarship applications from prospective Canadian students with outstanding academic achievements.
For more information and details on how to apply, please visit the Scholarships page. Click here for more information on scholarships.