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Undergraduate admissions criteria

As a university that promotes and encourages diversity, we accept undergraduate applications from prospective students located anywhere in the world.

Every year we receive applications from domestic and international students who have completed Year 12 in Australia or equivalent secondary studies in other countries.  

Explore key information for admission to Bond University as an undergraduate student, including our guaranteed entry offer for current Year 12 students in Australia.  

Standard admission requirements  

There are standard admission requirements that apply to every student seeking undergraduate entry into Bond University. To be considered for admission into a bachelor’s program, you must be at least 17 years of age. You will also be required to meet a minimum prior score equivalent to ATAR 65.00, OP 15 or IB 24.  

If you don’t meet these scores, or have been out of high school for more than two years with no further studies to qualify your minimum prior score, this isn’t the end of your Bond journey – you’ll still be considered for entry into a Bond University College pathway program. Located right here on campus, Bond University College (BUC) ensures you’ve got all the necessary knowledge to sidestep into your degree of choice without missing out on any of the action of university life.  



Guaranteed entry for current Australian Year 12 students

Entry for current Australian Year 12 students

If you are a current Year 12 student and you successfully complete Year 12 with a final minimum score of ATAR 91.00 (OP 5 or IB 33) or equivalent, you could be guaranteed admission into any undergraduate program other than the Medical Program, provided that any additional admission requirements for that program, such as prerequisite subject grades, have also been met.


English language requirements

All students must meet our English language proficiency requirements to be admitted to Bond. You can do this by successfully completing your high school qualifications or specific subjects in a designated English-speaking country, or by passing one of our approved English language tests, such as IELTS.  


Admissions information for recent Year 12 graduates

Admissions information for recent Year 12 graduates

If you’ve completed Year 12 in the last two years, received a Queensland OP, interstate ATAR or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma result, and have not undertaken any post-secondary studies, you will be considered for admission based on your OP/ATAR/IB achievement. Your eligibility will be assessed against the admission requirements, which include prerequisite subjects, for your program of choice. Queensland OP-ineligible students may be considered for admission based on their overall high school results.

Alternate entry options

Everyone's journey to university is different – there's no one 'right' way to commence your studies. If you haven't received an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), there are other pathways that will permit you to gain entry to Bond University.

The academic qualifications you will need to satisfy to get into your chosen program will depend on where you're at in life, and any past study or work experience you have completed. Explore admissions pathways based on your circumstances below.

Bond University student profile information for the January 2024 semester

The table below provides further information about the students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in January 2024 semester. 

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Higher Education Study (includes a bridging or enabling course) 12022%
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study234%
(C) Work and Life Experience (admitted on basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)0N/A
(D) Recent Secondary Education
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 12322%
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g., portfolio, audition, extra test) <5N/P
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g., special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) 19135%
International Students9016%
All Students549100%

<5: The number of students is less than 5.  
N/A: Students not accepted in this category.  
N/P: ‘Not Published’; the number of students is hidden to prevent the calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students. 

Student profiles by faculty

Student profile: Bond Business School

View the latest student profile for the Bond Business School, complete with detailed information around entry pathways.

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Student profile: Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

Discover the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine's most recent student profile, with information about entry pathways.

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Student profile: Faculty of Law

Explore the most up-to-date student profile for the Faculty of Law, and read detailed information about entry pathways.

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Student profile: Faculty of Society & Design

View the Faculty of Society & Design's latest student profile and explore information about entry pathways.

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More information for undergraduate applicants

Explore the links below for more information on the admissions and application processes.  

How to apply

Don’t wait for QTAC – we accept applications year-round, with intake semesters in January, May and September. Learn more about the process of applying to Bond.  


FEE-HELP for Australian students

Eligible Australian students can access an interest-free FEE-HELP loan to help finance their tuition fees. 


Accepting your offer

Have you received an offer to study with us? Discover the next steps on your journey to Bond University.