COVID-19 (coronavirus): Latest advice for the Bond community.

Exchange financial information and funding

Tuition and funding

Bond exchange students continue to pay their tuition fees to Bond. This means that if you study four subjects at your exchange institution then you will pay for four subjects worth of tuition to Bond. Any tuition fees at the exchange institution will be waived.

Students will be responsible for researching and paying all fees for accommodation, health insurance, visas, travel and other living expenses.

To support the costs associated with overseas travel and study, Bond International has a variety of options available to students to fund their Exchange program. Grants are funded by the Bond International Office, the Australian Government, and other generous donors and are outlined below.

Exchange grants

Once-off cash grants are available to exchange students to assist with overseas living costs.

See a list of the Exchange grants currently available for 2022 (last updated June 2021) and an explanation of each funding type below.

Students who are accepted into the Exchange program are eligible to apply for an Exchange grant of $2,000* AUD. This grant is funded by the Bond International Office and is intended to assist students with additional expenditure associated with overseas travel.

Exchange grant conditions

Students must:

  • submit a Travel Grant Application Form
  • attend the Outbound Exchange Pre-Departure Session;
  • complete and submit the Pre-departure Form prior to departure;
  • provide a Confirmation of Host Enrolment Form signed by the Partner Institution after arrival;
  • provide evidence that host university subjects are approved by Faculty for a credit transfer to Bond degree;
  • be enrolled full time both at Bond and at the Partner Institution;
  • complete the Exchange semester abroad (early cancellation could result in repayment of funding awarded);
  • act in a manner, both personally and professionally, which befits a representative of Bond University;
  • complete an "exchange testimonial" upon completion of the exchange
  • contribute to Bond University marketing activities to promote outbound exchange to current students and
  • make every attempt to attend the return orientation session.

* NB Grant funds are awarded at the discretion of the University and are subject to change without notice. If a student is also awarded a government mobility grant, the maximum total awarded will be $6000 AUD.

Each year, a group of Bond University undergraduate exchange students are selected for the Cowin Scholarship to study for a semester at Western University, considered to be Canada's most beautiful university. This scholarship is worth $7,500 AUD. The Cowin Scholarship Program is made possible thanks to the generous donation of Western Alumnus and former Chancellor, Mr Jack Cowin.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade administers programs that provide funding students to different regions in the world.

Bond University applies for funding each year to countries to promote development and diversification with partner institutions overseas. In past years, grants have been awarded to students travelling to partners in countries including China, Germany, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

Programs in which Bond University participates:

Availability of government grants varies from year to year. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Students MUST be Australian Citizens to receive government funding. Permanent Residents may be eligible for some forms of funding. The decision of who will receive this funding is at the discretion of the Bond University Senior Management.

French Embassy Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant


  • Must be enrolled in an UG or PG program
  • Open to both Australian citizens and international students (excl. French citizens)
  • Must have approval from Bond University to participate in the Exchange program


  • Return flights from Australia to France
  • Exemption from paying French visa fees
  • Private insurance

Deadline: 1 May 2022

Applications are submitted directly to the French Embassy.

New Colombo Plan Scholarship

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.

Find out more