Apply for the International Exchange program

Once you have completed steps 1 to 4 (preparing for Exchange), you are now ready to begin the application process! Follow steps 5 and 6 below to submit your application to the Bond Exchange Office.

Exchange applications should be submitted two semesters in advance (e.g. in 181 for exchange in 183). See Step 6 for deadlines. Seeking Faculty approval for subjects (Step 5) can take up to 4 weeks, so please begin the process with adequate time before the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you need help along the way, please don't hesitate to get in touch at [email protected].

5. Seek Faculty approval for the subjects you would like to take overseas

Selecting subjects to study overseas is an important part of the application process. You must match your exchange subjects as best you can to your Bond study plan, and then submit your proposed subjects to the nominated Faculty member for approval.

IMPORTANT: Faculty approval at Bond does not guarantee that you will be able to enrol in the approved subjects at your host institution (classes may fill up, clash with your timetable, get withdrawn, etc), so make sure that your study plan is flexible enough to accommodate last minute changes.

General electives: subject description (approx. one paragraph) and the credit weighting

Law electives: subject description and the credit weighting (must be taught by a Law Faculty)

Study plan subjects (Core, Foundation or Major): detailed subject outline from the host university that includes week-to-week breakdown of content, assessment tasks, literature used, and learning outcomes.


  • Download/save the subject description/outline from the partner university website as a PDF document and name it with the title of the subject.
  • Avoid emailing Faculty with web links to the descriptions/outlines unless it is in addition to providing a PDF copy.
  • DO NOT copy and paste descriptions/outlines into an email/Word document. Faculty need to see that the information has come from an official source.
  • If you are unable to locate the subject descriptions/outlines, please email [email protected] for assistance. Faculty are not able to make an assessment with the names of the subjects alone.

Pre-approval process

  1. Search the course catalogue of the overseas partner institution and find at least 8-10 subject options. Please ensure subjects are available in the relevant semester, not restricted and you meet all pre-requisite requirements as determined by host institution.
  2. Complete the Subject Approval Form
  3. Email the nominated Faculty member with your subject outlines, subject approval form and SBC-approved study plan. CC in [email protected]. Please allow 1-4 weeks for your subjects to be assessed.
  4. You may use this email template (cut and paste into an email, then update the yellow highlighted sections and subject line before sending)

Nominated Faculty members

Bond Business School
Angela Higgins, Student Affairs and Service Quality Manager
Tel: 07 5595 1372
Email: [email protected]

Faculty of Law
Carolina Fierro, Student Affairs and Service Quality Manager
Tel: 07 5595 2005
Email: [email protected]

Faculty of Society and Design
Babu Howlader, Student Affairs and Service Quality Manager
Tel: 07 5595 2664
Email: [email protected]

Faculty of Health Science and Medicine
Audrey Chung, Student Affairs and Service Quality Manager
Tel: 07 5595 1259
Email: [email protected]

6. Apply to Bond's International Exchange Program

Apply 2 semesters / 7 months prior to your Exchange semester abroad:
For 192 - Apply by 15 October 2018
For 193 - Apply by 1 March 2019
For 201 - Apply by 1 July 2019

We are able to accept late applications to some institutions, so if you have missed the deadline, get in touch and we will see what we can do.

Before submitting your application, please ensure you have completed steps 1-5.

To submit your online application, you will need to upload the following:

  • a copy of your Bond academic transcript (you can source this from the Results TAB in eStudent)
  • a list of your preferred subjects at the host university (enter the same subjects you have submitted to Faculty for approval. We are asking you to enter them for us again here so we can create a database of pre-approved subjects for future students)
  • the contact details for a Bond academic (lecturer or tutor) you have nominated to provide an academic reference
  • your Bond degree study plan (as per Step 2, approved and signed by the Student Business Centre)
  • your completed and signed Subject Approval form with at least 8 subjects approved (if you have not received the signed copy from your Faculty before the deadline, upload your unsigned form and email your approvals as soon as they come through)

Go to the online application instructions and link to online application.

Your application will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • satisfaction of the eligibility criteria
  • sufficient subjects approved by Faculty (at least twice as many subjects as required for full time enrolment)
  • the competitiveness of your CPA (if the number of places at your preferred host institution is less than the number of applicants)

You will receive an email update approximately three weeks after the deadline regarding the outcome of your application.

Most students will be nominated to their first preference institution; however, the final decision lies with the host university.

7. Apply directly to the nominated partner institutions

If your nomination is accepted by the host university, you will be sent instructions on how to apply. You will also be asked to complete and sign the Response to Nomination Form.

Application requirements will differ from country to country, however most universities will require the following:

  • Official Academic Transcript: you may need to send the original or scanned copy to your host university. This is not the same as the unofficial academic record you can download from eStudent. You can order your official transcript online or from the Student Business Centre.
  • Personal Statement: take the time to write a considered response, including your motivation to study at the institution.
  • Copy of the photo page of your passport: Passports must be valid for at least 6 months past your intended return date.
  • Health/vaccination certificate: you may be required to provide a certificate of health and/or proof of immunisations.
  • Proof of finances: some institutions may require you to demonstrate your financial ability to pay for your living expenses by providing an original bank statement or official letter from your (or your sponsor’s) bank showing sufficient funds available. They may also require the funds to be shown in the host country’s currency.
  • International health insurance
    • Please be aware that Bond’s travel insurance policy is not a health insurance policy. It covers medical emergencies, but not routine health checks/doctor’s visits. We recommend students proceed with the host institution’s health insurance requirement.
    • The Australian Government has Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) with some countries.