All applicants must provide formal documentary evidence of English language proficiency per the stated requirements below. If an applicant provides evidence that fits under more than one category, then the most recent evidence will be used for admission. This document is to be read in conjunction with the University academic entry requirements.  Please go to the Handbook Part 2: Academic Regulations for more information on the academic and English language proficiency.

Students who experience English language difficulties once enrolled should contact Student Learning Support.

These entry requirements are correct as of January 2017 and are subject to change. These are presented as a guide only and Bond University reserves the right to make the final decision regarding admission to the University.

Applicants to programs that require registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) may need to met additional requirements to be registered. 

Applicants that have successfully completed secondary education (equivalent to Australian Senior Certificate of Education) that was taught and assessed in English in one of the countries listed below where English is the first language:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • England
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • United States of America
  • Wales

Presently Singaporean applicants who intend to apply for registration with AHPRA are required to provide other evidence of English proficiency. 

2a. Successfully completed at least one year full-time equivalent at a post-secondary level (equivalent to an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV or above) that was taught and assessed in English in one of the countries listed below where English is the first language (incomplete qualifications are only valid for 24 months):

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • England
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • United States of America
  • Wales

Presently Singaporean applicants who intend to apply for registration with AHPRA are required to provide other evidence of English proficiency.

2b. For entry to programs with an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent (not applicable for programs with an IELTS 7.0 or equivalent):

  • Applicants that have successfully completed at least one semester full-time equivalent; and
  • At any accredited onshore Australian University; and
  • At Australian Qualifications Framework Bachelor level or above. 

Incomplete qualifications are only valid for 24 months.

2c. Bachelor's degree graduates from Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria (equivalent to an Australian Qualifications Framework Bachelor level program) where there is evidence that the bachelor's degree was taught and assessed in English. The bachelor's program must have been completed within 48 months of the commencement of the Bond program.

Please follow the links to view the entry requirements per program:

Please note that approved English language test results must have been achieved not more than 24 months before the applicant commences their degree.

4a. Study Abroad and Exchange, Undergraduate or Postgraduate applicants

  • Denmark – Studentereksamen: GPA of at least 6 in English at A-level or a GPA of at least 9 at B-level for Upper Secondary School HHX, HTX and HFX (HF).
  • Finland – Lukionpaastotodistus: English grade of 8 or above in the Upper Secondary Examination.
  • Germany - Abitur: English grade of 3 or better (1 highest). DAAD test with an A or B (the top two levels) in each category OR a grade of 5 stars (*****) in each category.
  • Malaysia – Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) grade of at least C (2.00) in the subject Cambridge English Language 1119.
  • Netherlands – VWO: Pass English at secondary school.
  • Norway – Vitnemal: English grade of 4 or higher in Upper Secondary.
  • Singapore – successfully completed Polytechnic Diploma or Advanced Diploma.  A-Level subject ‘Literature in English’ H2 level minimum grade of C
  • Sweden – Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg: English A or English B score of C on their matriculation certificate.

General Certificate of Education Advanced Level grade of C in one of the following subjects:

  • AS or A Level General Paper
  • AS or A Level General Studies
  • AS or A level English Language
  • AS or A level English Literature
  • AS or A level English Language and Literature

4b. Study Abroad and Exchange and Undergraduate applicants

  • Ghana – Grade of C6 or better from the West African Education Council (WAEC) or West African Senior School Certificate of Education (WASSCE).
  • Hong Kong – Diploma of Secondary Education: minimum grade of 4 in the subject, English.
  • India - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) English subject grade of B2 or better (60% or greater); Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) English subject grade of four or better (60% or greater); English subject grade of 65% or greater for the following State Board Secondary Education exit awards:
    • Intermediate Certificate from the Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education
    • Pre University Certificate from the Karnataka Board of Pre-University Education
    • Higher Secondary certificate form the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
    • Higher Secondary certificate from the Tamil Nadu Board of Higher Secondary Education
    • Intermediate Certificate from the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education
  • Kenya – Grade of C6 or better from the Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE).
  • Nigeria – Grade of C6 or better from the West African Education Council (WAEC).

Applicants who have completed schooling in Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Kenya and Nigeria must have graduated high school within 24 months of commencing their program of study.

4c. Foundation and Diploma Program applicants

  • Fiji - Successful completion of (Seventh Form).
  • Papua New Guinea - Successful completion of secondary education.

Applicants to undergraduate programs from Overseas International Secondary Schools (like Schools such as members of www.cois.org) where the full medium of instruction is English will be required to submit a letter from the principal certifying the medium of instruction unless evidence to that effect is located on the transcripts.

Graduates of the Diploma in University English Studies may matriculate into another degree program within the Faculties of Business, Law, Society and Design and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine where the program English language requirement is less than IELTS 7.0. For further information please go to Diploma in University English Studies.

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EAP 3

Where individual Bond University programs require an IELTS result of 6.5 or less, an applicant may use Bond University College's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 3 to meet the English language requirements. EAP level 3 students must successfully complete all assessments and achieve an overall pass. Successful completion of the Bond University English Language Test (BELT) may also meet English language entrance requirements.

Students who attain a grade of Distinction or higher in EAP 3 will gain direct entry into University programs that have an entry requirement of IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5). Due to specific accreditation requirements the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Physiotherapy, the Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Psychology (Forensic) require a Formal English test (IELTS, PTE TOEFL) to satisfy the English Language requirements.

EAP2

Where individual Bond University programs require an IELTS result of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0) or less, an applicant may use Bond University College's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 2. Students must have a ‘Course Total’ of Credit and also a Credit in Reading and Writing.

Where individual Bond University programs require an IELTS result of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or less, an applicant may use Bond University College's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 2. Students must have passed ‘Course Total’ and also each component.

EAP1

Where individual Bond University programs require an IELTS result of 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or less, an applicant may use Bond University College's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 1. Students must have passed ‘Course Total’ but are not required to pass every component.

8a. For Bond programs requiring the equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

Academic English ProgramIELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent
ANU College60% in ANU Access English
Curtin EnglishEnglish Language Bridging (ELB) (http://english.curtin.edu.au/courses/english-prerequisites.cfm).
ICTE-UQSuccessful completion of Bridging English Program (BEP) a minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all 4 sub-skills.
Monash College

Standard 6.5 (no band less than 6.0).

Advanced 6.5 (no band less than 6.5).

QUT International CollegeEnglish for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2.
RMIT English WorldwideSuccessful completion of Advanced Plus.
UniSA Centre for English LanguageSuccessful completion of Academic English 5.
University of Melbourne (Hawthorn-Melbourne)Successful completion of University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP).
University of Sydney Centre for English TeachingDirect Entry Course (DEC) English language course Letter from University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching is required to confirm equivalent IELTS score (IELTS 6-7.5).
University of Western Australia Centre for English Language TrainingSuccessful completion of the Academic English and Study Skills Bridging Course (http://www.celt.uwa.edu.au/courses/pathways#BC).

UNSW Institute of Languages

Successful completion of University English Entry Course (UEEC) with a minimum overall grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C in the writing component (www.unsw.edu.au/english-requirements-policy).
UTS: InsearchSuccessful completion of Academic English (AE) Level 5

8b. For Bond programs requiring the equivalent to IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5). This does not apply to the AHPRA registered programs.

Academic English ProgramIELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5) or equivalent. Not applicable to AHPRA registered programs.
Curtin EnglishEnglish Language Bridging (ELB). Letter from Curtin English is required to confirm equivalent IELTS score 7.0 (http://english.curtin.edu.au/courses/english-prerequisites.cfm).
ICTE-UQNot all programs with IELTS 7.0+ will accept BEP graduates, those that do require: A minimum overall grade of 5 plus a minimum grade of A in all macro skills.
Monash CollegeAdvanced Plus.
QUT International CollegeEnglish for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3.
UniSA Centre for English LanguageSuccessful completion of Academic English 6.
University of Sydney Centre for English TeachingDirect Entry Course (DEC) English language course Letter from University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching is required to confirm equivalent IELTS score (IELTS 6-7.5).
University of Western Australia Centre for English Language TrainingSuccessful completion of the Academic English and Study Skills Bridging Course.  Letter from University of WA Centre for English Language Training is required to confirm equivalent IELTS 7+ score (http://www.celt.uwa.edu.au/courses/pathways#BC).