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International students support

At Bond we have a strong contingent of international students, hailing from over 80 countries. This helps create a dynamic and multicultural community. To ensure, as an international student, your time at Bond is as enjoyable as possible, we have various support services available to you. 

If you are looking for more information about living on the Gold Coast, please check out the Gold Coast Student Hub where they can help you navigate Australian systems, find accommodation, and keep you up to date with what is going on in and around the Gold Coast.

Transfer and release applications

International students who wish to transfer to another institution prior to completing six months of study in their principal program must apply for a release.  Refer to the National Code for details and note that there are limited circumstances when a release may be granted.

All students must read the Student Transfer Policy prior to submitting an Application for Release.

Student assist

You’ll find our specialist team who support our international students in a range of areas at Student Assist. You’ll find Student Assist at the back of the Main Library.

Student Assist can help you with the following:

  • Update and issue CoEs
  • Monitor and report international students to the Australian immigration authority to ensure compliance with the ESOS Act and the National Code
  • Monitor international sponsored students, including Australia Award scholarship holders
  • Monitor student's compliance with their visa conditions relating to attendance
  • Arrange and assist with Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • Provision of letters (e.g. 485 completion letters, invitation letters)
  • Assistance with Student Visa implications



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Support services

At Bond we encourage active help seeking behaviours. Whether its help regarding time management, referencing, or career guidance, Student Success and Wellbeing are here for you. 

Career Development Centre

From Orientation to graduation, we encourage you to engage with the Career Development Centre, pursue opportunities to develop your employability, and learn about the full range of support services that will help you find your way in the world.

  • Career direction and outcomes​
  • Assistance with job applications​
  • Resume reviews
  • Interview practice​
  • Expanding professional networks​
  • Career Workshops each semester​
  • Lifelong access for Alumni​
Learn more

Academic Skills Centre

We offer personalised help, with one-on-one sessions if you need help to develop your academic skills and reach your potential. 

We can assist with areas such as writing clearly and professionally, organising your ideas, studying effectively, referencing, and maths. It’s a free one on one personal service where we work with you to help you with your individual needs

The Academic Skills Centre also offers a range of free workshops. Recordings, workshop materials, and other resources.


Bond Wellbeing and Advising Teams

  • Student Wellbeing Advisors act as your supporters in wellbeing here on campus to connect you to the right support tools. Our goal is to ensure that you feel empowered through your journey.


  • Accessibility & Inclusion provides students with support to ensure an accessible and inclusive campus for all. Students who require additional support due to a medical condition or disability may be eligible for support. 


  • The Nyombil Centre is a place of learning and change with a dedicated team who will help you transition into university life and into the workforce. Our team deliver inclusive and culturally safe support programs and practices with a focus on empowering students to reach their full potential. 


  • The medical clinic is bulk billed for any Medicare recipients, or those with appropriate overseas student health cover. Please contact the medical clinic direct to book an appointment or seek clarification around billing.

    We also provide direct billing for international students with Overseas Health Cover (Private). Please make sure you have your current membership details when booking your appointment. 

    If you are not covered by Medicare or private health cover, a consultation fee of $70 cash applies (EFTPOS available).



Student Wellbeing Advisors act as your supporters in wellbeing here on campus to connect you to the right support tools. Our goal is to ensure that you feel empowered through your journey.


Other useful contacts and resources

Assistance in the event of a critical incident

Type of IncidentHours of OpContact EntityContact Details
All critical incidents that occur on Bond University premises 24/7Bond Security07 5595 1234
Off-campus Emergencies 24/7Emergency Services: Fire, Police and Ambulance000
Off-campus non-emergencies (e.g minor traffic accidents)/24/7Queensland Police Service07 5656 9111
General Health Issues8:30am-5pmGeneral health issues – University Medical Clinic07 5595 4043
8:30am-5pmCounselling support – Student Counselling Services07 5595 4043
24/7Crisis support - Bond University Crisis Line 

Call: 1300 359 504

Text: 0485 829 136

24/7Mental Health support - Mental Health Line1800 011 511

Find out more

Visa requirements

Before you travel to Australia to pursue your studies, you must successfully obtain a valid visa for the full duration of your chosen program. Learn more about how to apply for a student visa and obtain a Certificate of Enrolment (CoE).

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