As Australia’s first private non-profit university, Bond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience. We recognise the importance of our international partners across the world in helping us achieve this goal.
Bond University currently has partnership agreements with many universities in countries all over the world.
Our successful partnerships are based on those that align with the University’s strategic plan and enhance the learning experience of students, teaching and research experience of academic staff and advance the internationalisation of education at Bond.
Bond International coordinates the negotiation of international agreements including MOU’s, articulation agreements, academic and English pathway recognition, study abroad and student exchange programs.
Types of partnerships
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a formal agreement to demonstrate that the parties are entering into a relationship that is likely to result in a collaborative arrangement which may follow with a number of individual agreements under that MOU, but is not intended to create a contractual relationship or to be legally binding on the parties.
An articulation agreement between institutions facilitates institutional recruitment of international students to Bond for a specific period of study.
Before the establishment of an institutional articulation arrangement, both institutions need to provide each other with the required information on relevant course curriculum and unit outlines for assessment. After assessment, credit transfer arrangements will be recorded to ensure students who apply follow the articulation track to complete their studies in a specific timeframe.
A Study Abroad Program consists of full fee-paying students studying at Bond for one to two semesters, full-time. Study abroad students pay a set study abroad tuition fee per semester to Bond, with students usually undertaking 3-4 subjects per semester. Find out more by visiting our Study Abroad page.
Student exchange agreements enable Bond students to study for one or two semesters at an exchange partner institution overseas while continuing to pay their fees at Bond. Find out more by visiting our Student Exchange page.
Developing new partnerships
If you wish to propose an agreement, the key point of consideration is the synergy between the University's strategic goals and objectives and that of the proposed co-operative partnership. A comprehensive proposal around the type of agreement is required and an Expression of Interest (EOI) form may be requested for completion.
For Bond University staff
Bond International supports academic staff to develop international partnerships and agreements as noted above. We provide guidance on the approved process and can assist in due diligence and alignment to strategy.
Articulations and Partnerships Officer