Bond ranked in top 20 of world's best small universities

Bond University has been listed in the prestigious global top 20 universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings of the Best Small Universities in the World, thanks to its personalised teaching philosophy and outstanding student experience which translates to extraordinary student satisfaction ratings.

Bond University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Tim Brailsford, said the ranking was recognition of Bond's never-ending and priority focus on the student and their learning experience, which set it apart from many other universities both in Australia and internationally.

THE World University Rankings take into account performance across five key areas - teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income - and are based on the input of more than 50 leading figures in the higher education sector across 15 countries.

Australia’s No. 1 university for student experience

In the 2017 Good Universities Guide, Bond University was awarded more 5-star ratings in the student experience category than any other university in Australia … for the eleventh year in a row.

Teaching Quality

Learner Engagement

Learning Resources

Student Support


Skills Development

Student:Staff Ratio

Overall Quality of Education



The Good Universities Guide is a trusted independent consumer guide for students researching their undergraduate study options. It provides ratings, rankings, comment and information about all Australian higher education institutions.

Why did you choose Bond?

Several Bond students meet up for dinner at Blackboard cafe. Some are old friends, others have yet to meet. Over the course of the night they share their stories and experiences of why they came to Bond and what it is about it they love so much.

Finish your degree up to a year ahead of the rest

Accelerated degrees

At Bond, you won't be wasting your time with long breaks between semesters. We run three full semesters a year, with intakes in January, May and September. That means you can finish a 24-subject Bachelor degree in 2 years, a 12-subject Master's degree in 1 year, a double degree in under 4 years or Bachelor / Master's combination in 3 years.

It also means you don’t have to wait around until next February or July to get started on your degree. If you’re ready to get your future underway, our next intake is just around the corner.


You’ll have access to experiences that will quite literally change your life

Student experience

At Bond, we believe education goes beyond the classroom. Our unique Beyond Bond program will expand your horizons with internships, global volunteering programs, international competitions, industry conferences, study tours, community service and much, much more.

If it sounds like FUN, that’s because it is!

But this is also why our graduates are immediately distinguishable in the workplace for their confidence, maturity, global awareness, communication skills and leadership qualities.


High quality teaching and learning environments

High quality teaching

Bond’s approach to higher education goes beyond academic knowledge to encompass the key employability skills that recruiters are looking for. And from day one, our on-campus Career Development Centre team works with each and every student to help refine your career goals and map out a career pathway. Through their industry contacts and networks, they go above and beyond to ensure the very best graduate outcomes for our students.


The Bond Core Curriculum

Bond Core Curriculum

Our Core Curriculum establishes and begins the development of essential graduate attributes, supports students’ capacity to acquire the knowledge and skills taught in their discipline-specific coursework, and prepares graduates to translate these capabilities into successful professional and personal lives.


Bond Business among world's best

Bond Business School

Bond’s Bond Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), awarded to only the top 5% of business schools worldwide.

In Student Engagement Surveys conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research, Bond’s Bond Business School out-performs the G8 Universities in Skills Development, Learner Engagement, Teaching Quality, Student Support and Learning Resources.

Australian Financial Review's 2013 BOSS Rankings survey ranked Bond University #1 for Satisfaction, Top 5 for MBA and Top 3 for Executive MBA programs in Australia.


Bond Law is #1

Bond Law

Bond Law is consistently ranked No.1 in Australia for the overall quality of its student experience. In a 2013 survey published by Survive Law, Australia’s leading community of law students online awarded Bond Law:

#1 for Overall student satisfaction
#1 for Study Experience
#1 for Career Support
#1 for Student well-being


Architectural awards

Abedian School of Architecture

In 2014, Bond University’s Abedian School of Architecture was named Gold Coast & Northern Rivers’ Public Building of the Year at the Australian Institute of Architect’s Regional Architecture Awards and received a state honour in the same category at the AIA’s Queensland Awards.