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Bond's links to Canada

Bond University has strong ties to Canada. The University has trained standout Canadian graduates for more than 20 years, with alumni going on to forge impressive careers in North America and beyond. As Australia’s first private, not-for-profit university, Bond offers a personalised learning experience that prepares graduates for success.

Why Bond?

Accelerated, Three-Semester Per Year Timetable

Our three-semester academic calendar means graduates gain a competitive advantage by completing their degrees faster and entering the workforce sooner. A six-semester bachelor degree, equivalent to a 4 year degree in Canada or the USA, can be completed in just 2 years, saving 12 months to 2 years compared with other Australian universities or studying at home in Canada.

Australia's #1 University For Student Experience

We have been ranked number one in Australia for student experience for 15 consecutive years by the 2021 Good Universities Guide. Our commitment to delivering an outstanding and highly individualised student experience means students receive personal attention and mentorship during their studies.

Standout Graduates

Our focus on personalised learning, combined with our world-class teaching staff and work-integrated learning, has resulted in its graduates being ranked number one in Australia for employer satisfaction for the past two years.

Global network

We have extensive connections to employers in Canada and around the world, and networking opportunities are available to every student throughout their degree. As a Bondy, you join an active alumni network spanning 30,000 graduates across 120 countries, including chapters in Toronto and Vancouver.

Connect with Bond in Canada

Your Regional Manager: Stuart Floyd

Bond University has a dedicated student advisor and Bond expert based full-time in Toronto, Ontario. Having studied at Bond himself, Stuart has coached hundreds of students through the process of applying to and studying at Bond.

Email Stuart anytime on [email protected] or contact him on +1 (416) 558-5353

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Canadian student stories and information

Joshua Derko

Juris Doctor, Alberta, Canada

Like many other international students, I was eager to begin my studies abroad on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia. When it was announced the COVID-19 restrictions would not be lifted in time for my first semester, I was sceptical if I would be able to handle the workload and difficulty of my degree. Thankfully, with the help of the professors, staff and other students at Bond, I have found the transition to studying remotely manageable.

Being part of a remote/multi-modal class felt strange at first. It took time to adjust to a new schedule and to understand how everything would operate. Not only was I starting a postgraduate degree, which is challenging enough, I was having to adjust to a whole new way of study. Fortunately, as classes started and I became more comfortable with the remote learning platforms, I felt a true sense of community and like I was in this together with my classmates. The professors at Bond have shown they are more than willing to make themselves available for additional help. Consultation times are made to accommodate multiple time zones and additional resources for support are frequently shared in lectures. There is an emphasis on maintaining healthy and successful habits throughout the semester and resources for mental health support have been distributed if someone should need. I have found everything I need to be successful is available to me, you simply just have to ask.

While I cannot wait to join everyone on campus at Bond, I have been surprised at how much I have enjoyed my experience so far given the circumstances. My advice for those considering remote study is to approach everything with a positive outlook and to maintain a regular schedule that emphasises self-care. Virtual studies can be difficult at times, and it is easy to get discouraged, but I have felt a great sense of pride in overcoming these unique challenges and making the most of these unprecedented times.

Joshua Derko

Juris Doctor, Alberta, Canada

Like many other international students, I was eager to begin my studies abroad on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia. When it was announced the COVID-19 restrictions would not be lifted in time for my first semester, I was sceptical if I would be able to handle the workload and difficulty of my degree. Thankfully, with the help of the professors, staff and other students at Bond, I have found the transition to studying remotely manageable.

Being part of a remote/multi-modal class felt strange at first. It took time to adjust to a new schedule and to understand how everything would operate. Not only was I starting a postgraduate degree, which is challenging enough, I was having to adjust to a whole new way of study. Fortunately, as classes started and I became more comfortable with the remote learning platforms, I felt a true sense of community and like I was in this together with my classmates. The professors at Bond have shown they are more than willing to make themselves available for additional help. Consultation times are made to accommodate multiple time zones and additional resources for support are frequently shared in lectures. There is an emphasis on maintaining healthy and successful habits throughout the semester and resources for mental health support have been distributed if someone should need. I have found everything I need to be successful is available to me, you simply just have to ask.

While I cannot wait to join everyone on campus at Bond, I have been surprised at how much I have enjoyed my experience so far given the circumstances. My advice for those considering remote study is to approach everything with a positive outlook and to maintain a regular schedule that emphasises self-care. Virtual studies can be difficult at times, and it is easy to get discouraged, but I have felt a great sense of pride in overcoming these unique challenges and making the most of these unprecedented times.

Returning to Canada

With around 50 per cent of Bond students hailing from more than 90 countries around the world, Bond degrees have earned an international reputation – especially in Canada. In fact, Bond students have even won prestigious Canadian mooting titles. Bond degrees are recognised internationally and for degrees requiring accreditation or registration, including in Law, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, a Bond degree is the first step to becoming accredited. 

As Australia’s largest Law School for Canadian candidates, Bond’s Law programs include specialised Canadian subjects delivered by Canadian legal professionals, and there is a Canadian Law Students’ Association which facilitates further industry and networking opportunities.

Programs

Bond offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, across the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Faculty of Society & Design and Bond Business School.

Popular programs among Canadian students include:

Bond Business School

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Society & Design

Financing your studies

Canadian citizens can fund their studies in a number of ways, with some of the most popular financing options detailed below.

Bond also offers a number of part-fee scholarships for outstanding students.

 

In Canada, the federal and provincial governments jointly administer student financial assistance through the Canada Student Loans Program which includes Federal student loans (called Canada Student Loans) and Provincial student loans. Bond University is a recognised institution in the Canada Student Loans Program.

The Canada Student Loans Program provides interest-free loans whilst students are enrolled at least half time.

Eligibility

To apply for a Canada Student Loan, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Be enrolled in at least 60% of a full-time study load in a degree, diploma or certificate program

Application

  • Apply online via one of the websites below and provide any requested documents.
  • If your application is successful you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility. Depending on the province with which you apply, you may also receive a Program Information Form and\or a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) Form, which you can email to [email protected] for processing. 

Funds will be paid to you by cheque or EFT once your COE has been processed.

Provincial Funding Integration

Enquiries about Provincial Funding Integration should be directed at [email protected].

Integrated Loan (combined federal/provincial)

Please note that students from British Columbia can submit their Appendix 3 application form online.

Students from Ontario will need to submit a scanned OSAP Program Information form via email to the Bond Financial Aid office at [email protected].

Non Integrated Loan (separate provincial loan)

Please provide the Financial Aid office with your loan approval letter and Confirmation of Registration Worksheet.

Provincial and Territorial Loans Only

Federal Loan Only

Major Canadian banks offer limited student credit lines. This option normally only covers a portion of the cost associated with attending university abroad.

Some of Canada’s major banks have designed a line of credit tailored to students.

These lines of credit are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

The TL11A (Tuition, Education and Textbook Amounts Certificate – University Outside Canada) form that is required to be submitted if you are claiming educational expenses from your Canadian taxes is emailed to students’ Bond email address in week 14 of each semester in which they are enrolled.

If you have any queries regarding these forms, please email [email protected].

Bond University welcomes scholarship applications from prospective Canadian students with outstanding academic achievements.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit Scholarships.

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Career Development & Financing Your Studies

Learn more about how we support our students to develop their careers while studying and beyond, and how to finance your studies.

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