Australia is an inclusive and welcoming country, and as of January 2022, has no border or quarantine restrictions in place for fully vaccinated student visa holders. We look forward to seeing you here on campus, whether you are a returning student or new to Australia.
The Gold Coast is home to 32,000 international students from more than 130 countries, and has earned a reputation as Australia’s favourite classroom for international students. Bond University is also renowned for its global cohort and perspective, almost 50 per cent of students are international, hailing from more than 90 countries.
Am I able to travel to Australia to commence my studies?
Bond University’s campus is open and ready to welcome you as soon as you are able to safely travel. As of 6 July, 2022, there are minimal restrictions for entering Australia. If you are an eligible student visa holder, you no longer require an exemption to travel to Australia, and there are no vaccination requirements, COVID-19 testing requirements, or proof of vaccination required.
I am onshore in Australia, but not on the Gold Coast. Do I have to move to the Gold Coast to commence my studies on campus?
It is a requirement for all students to study on campus and complete their classes face-to-face from January 2023. We look forward to welcoming you to Bond University to commence your studies soon!
What are the student visa requirements?
Students currently outside of Australia are recommended to submit their visa application as soon as they have the required supporting documentation, for example, their health check, English language testing, and evidence of financial capacity.
All students are required to have a student visa to enter Australia. If you are currently in Australia, you must not allow your student visa to lapse. You should submit your visa application to the Department of Home Affairs immediately upon confirming you will be studying at Bond University.
I have a visa to start next semester, but I am not in Australia. Do I need to apply for a new visa if I come to campus at a later date?
You will be able to enter Australia for future semesters on your original visa that was granted as long as the visa remains valid. We recommend that you check your visa is valid at least a month before travelling. If you have a COE for a later start, your visa is likely to remain valid, but as always, check with Australian immigration directly. Before your visa expiry date, you may need to apply for a new student visa to ensure you have a valid visa to complete your studies and graduate.
Information on student visas has been sourced from the Department of Home Affairs website. For further details on student visas, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs.