Exchange at Bond

Destination: World

Current Bond students have the opportunity to study at one of 80+ leading universities in our network of exclusive international partnerships, for one or two semesters. Exchange enables you to embark on a new adventure while gaining credit towards your Bond degree.

Not only do you get to live and study in another country, there are educational, personal and future career benefits that come from taking a semester overseas. You will gain an international perspective to your degree, develop increased self-confidence and maturity, and stand out to future employers from the challenges you overcome during the exchange experience.

Bond University currently has partnerships with leading universities all over the world; each offer their own unique benefits to students.

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University and government funding, starting at $2,000, is available for student exchange to certain institutions. You must submit an application including references, program advisor approval, transcripts, and a personal statement to receive the funding.

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Bond University's Study Abroad and Exchange Office will help facilitate your overseas experience, however, there are a range of things to consider and prepare before you go on exchange.

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Do it. Go on exchange. Nothing could ever prepare me for what I have experienced. Being here is out of this world, and it still feels so surreal. You only have one chance to experience the college lifestyle, and travelling like this is different to any other experience. I never want to leave and am already getting nostalgic over the memories I’ve made.  Read more

Rebecca Gillingham

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Your next adventure awaits

Applying for exchange

When can I apply?: Undergraduate students may submit an application during or after their second semester. Postgraduate students may submit an application from their first semester. See Step 4 for application deadline.

When can I go?: Undergraduate students must have completed at least two semesters prior to departure. Postgraduate students must have completed one semester prior to departure.

GPA requirements: All students must have a GPA of at least 65%.

LAW GPA requirements: Law students interested in a Law Faculty partner institution must have achieved a GPA of 70% for all law subjects.

Semesters available: Exchanges between Bond University and our partners take place during the January and September semesters. Students interested in the May semester will be considered on an individual basis.

Exchange restrictions: Students in the following degree programs are not eligible for exchange:

  • Medicine
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Master of Construction Practice

To stay on track with your degree while studying overseas, you must enrol in subjects equivalent to your Bond subjects.

Plan ahead and meet with an Academic Advisor from the Student Business Centre early in your degree to discuss your study plan and determine which subjects you need to take while abroad. We recommend saving your electives, because your core subjects can be harder to match.

You can also search our database of previously approved exchange subjects; however, this is only a guide and all subjects must be submitted to faculty for approval. 

Search the course catalogue of the overseas partner institution and find at least 6-8 subject options. Please ensure subjects are available in the relevant semester, you meet all pre-requisite requirements, and submit the subject outlines with your application.

Advising sessions: We recommend to schedule an appointment with our office to discuss your outbound exchange options and the application process. Please email to set up an appointment.

Information sessions: Students are encouraged to attend an Outbound Exchange Information Session which is held in week 4 of each semester. Our next information sessions will be on Thursday, 8 June 3pm - 4.30pm and Thursday, 5 October 3pm – 4.30pm.

2017 Exchange Fair

Meet our international partners and learn about opportunities to study and work overseas.

Where: Bond Amphitheatre (next to Wednesday by the Water)
When: 11.30am - 2.30pm Wednesday, 5 April 2017

View the Exchange application instructions and online application.

To submit your application, you will need to upload: a copy of your Bond academic transcript, a list of your preferred subjects at host institution for Faculty approval (minimum 6-8 subjects), along with detailed subject outlines, and the contact details for a Bond academic you have nominated to provide an academic reference.

173 Application Deadline: Wednesday, 1 March 2017

181 Application Deadline: Friday, 30 June 2017

Once applications close, Bond will nominate you to your chosen partner institution. All students will be notified of the outcome of their Bond application within two to four weeks, once the partner institution has approved the nomination.

Successful students will need to sign and return the Response to Nomination form in order to receive instructions on how to apply to their partner institution.

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