Want to spend a semester overseas?

Bond University currently has over 80 partnerships with leading universities in 25 countries, enabling students to benefit from a global educational experience.

All students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programs have the opportunity to study overseas while receiving credit toward their Bond degree and graduate in the same amount of time as they would have been if still enrolled at Bond.

Student exchanges are designed to:

  • Deepen intellectual and personal maturity, foster independent thinking and build self confidence
  • Enrich and diversify education by offering academic learning of a kind not always available at your home university
  • Provide students with a global outlook that emphasises the ties among nations and cultures and the necessity of working together.

Applying for exchange

When can I apply: Undergraduate students must have completed two semesters prior to application. Postgraduate students can apply from their first semesters. Applications received in first and second semesters will be pending GPA requirements as outlined below.

GPA requirements: All students must have a GPA of at least 65%.

LAW GPA requirements: Law students interested in a Law Faculty partner institution must have achieved a GPA of 70% for all law subjects.

Semesters available: Exchanges between Bond University and our partners take place during the January and September semesters. Students interested in the May semester will be considered on an individual basis. Opening and closing dates for the next semester are listed in Step 4.

It is important to meet with an Academic Advisor early in your degree if you are considering exchange as they will be able to help organise your study plan in advance. In addition you will need to seek approval from faculty for the subjects that you are considering enrolling in at the partner institution. It is best to leave your electives so you will have flexibility in your subject options abroad.

Please see a list of the previously approved exchange subjects to be used as a guide only. All subjects need to be approved by faculty.

Advising sessions

We recommend to schedule an appointment with the our office to discuss your outbound exchange options and the application process. Please Contact Us to set up an appointment at any time during your degree.

Information sessions

Students are encouraged to attend an Outbound Exchange Information Session which is held in week 4 of each semester. Details of the next session are as follows:

  • Date: 5 October  2016
  • Time: 4.30 - 6.30pm
  • Location: Undergraduate Lounge TBC

Download and complete all sections of the outbound exchange application form  including:

  • Personal details
  • Partner Institution preferences*
  • Faculty reference with signature
  • Academic Advisor approval and subject approval (select 6 and 8 subjects) with signature
  • Personal Statement
  • Personal reference
  • Certified transcript (including most recent semester)

173 Application Close Date: Wednesday 1st March 2017

Please return completed forms to the Bond International Reception in Building 6_Level 1.

“*In an effort to maintain an equal inbound and outbound exchange balance, some partner institutions are currently on hold until further notice. Please also be aware that some partners are restricted to certain faculties, program and study levels. Some partners may have additional fees and requirements outside of Bond’s tuition fees. It is the student’s responsibility to research and understand these details of the host institution before applying to avoid disappointment at a later date.”

  1. After the application deadline, Bond will contact the partner institution directly nominate you to study overseas.  Shortly after, all students will be advised of the outbound of their application. This process may take 2-4 weeks depending on the partner institution you have elected to attend.
  2. Successfully nominated students will receive further instructions regarding partner institution application requirements. Students are required to apply to the partner institution as part of the exchange application process.
  3. Respond to Nomination with advice from our office.

Tuition, funding & grants

University and government funding starting at $2,000 is available for student exchange to certain
institutions. You must submit an application including references, program advisor approval,
transcripts, and a personal statement to receive the funding.


Preparing to go

Bond University's Study Abroad and Exchange Office will help facilitate your overseas experience however there are a range of things to consider and prepare before you go on exchange.


A Once in a Lifetime Experience

A Taste of the South

Bachelor of Business & Commerce student, Rebecca Gillingham is on exchange at Clemson University in South Carolina, USA and having the time of her life! "There was a seriously cool list of different University’s to choose from. Originally I was intending on studying in the UK, but decided I was after the once in a lifestyle American “College Experience” instead." Read more about Beck and her experience abroad.