Undergraduate admissions criteria

General admission

Bond University accepts undergraduate applications from students based anywhere in the world. Our applicants typically include students who have completed Year 12 in Queensland or elsewhere in Australia, and international students who have completed equivalent secondary school studies in their own countries.

As a general rule, Bond University imposes a minimum age requirement of 17 years and a minimum entry score (expressed as an OP, ATAR, IB or equivalent). Applicants require a minimum entry score equivalent to OP15 or higher (ATAR 63.50 for admission in Semester 1, 2018) to be considered for admission into our bachelor programs.  Applicants who are about to complete their final Year 12 assessment will be also considered, based on the predicted OP, ATAR or IB score provided by their school. Applicants who do not meet this minimum entry score will be considered for admission into a Bond University College pathway program. More details on each of these options follow.

In addition to our minimum University admission requirements, some of our bachelor programs may require applicants to have achieved a higher minimum entry score standard, subject prerequisites, and/or some other additional selection criteria. Program admission requirements are reviewed annually. The full details of our programs, entry requirements and other relevant information can be found on the program web pages.

Students who have completed studies in a non-English speaking country are required to satisfy English language proficiency requirements which at undergraduate level is the completion of an IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 6.5 or equivalent. 

Bond University admits students into our January, May and September semesters. Applications for all programs, other than the Medical Program, may be lodged directly with the University at any time via the Bond University Online Application Form

 

Guaranteed entry

Current Year 12 student who successfully complete Year 12 with a final minimum score of OP5 (ATAR 91.00 or IB 33) or equivalent will be guaranteed admission into any undergraduate program other than the Medical Program, provided that any additional admission requirements for that program has also been met.

Applicants who have completed Year 12 in Australia

If you are currently completing Year 12 in Australia, you may apply for a place in the January semester before you have completed your final Year 12 assessment. Bond University will assess your application based on your predicted OP, ATAR or IB score provided by your school. 

Assessment for admission to the May or September semesters will be based on your finalised OP, ATAR or IB score.

If you have 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 on the basis of your OP/ATAR/IB achievement and assessed against the program admission requirements. Queensland OP ineligible students may be considered for admission on the basis of their overall school achievement. 

Admission pathway options

If you do not meet the minimum admission requirements for your preferred undergraduate program, you may gain admission into the program through the completion of a Bond University College pathway program.

As a guide:

  • Year 12 students who achieve a OP16 to OP21 entry score, or equivalent, are eligible to apply for admission into Bond University College’s Diploma programs.  
  • Year 12 students who do not achieve an entry score equivalent to OP21 are encouraged to contact Bond University College to discuss admission into the Bond University College Preparation Program.

Overseas high school or other overseas qualifications

If you have completed your secondary schooling or other educational qualifications overseas, your applications will be assessed using the Australian Government Department of Education’s Country Education Profiles and QTAC assessment schedules on overseas assessment.

If you do not meet the minimum admission requirements, you may still be able to gain admission through completion of a Bond University College pathway program.

If you have already completed some tertiary study, you will be assessed on the basis of all of the subjects that you have attempted.

If you have completed studies in a field related to your intended study, you may also apply for advanced standing to receive credit towards your Bond University qualification. Find out more about advanced standing awarded for successfully completed previous tertiary study.

You may be considered for admission on the basis of successful completion of a recognised Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 4 Certificate IV or higher qualification. Students who have successfully completed Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas (AQF Levels 5 and 6) may also be considered for advanced standing

Finished secondary education more than two years ago

There are no time limits following completion of Year 12 for an applicant to be considered for admission. The level of program for which you will be considered (bachelor, diploma or foundation) will depend on your prior study and work experience.

Bridging and enabling program entry

Applicants may undertake a Bond University College Preparation Program or diploma program to satisfy the entry requirements for a bachelor program.

Other entry options

  • The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is intended for applicants without other university entrance qualifications and is administered by QTAC. Your STAT score will be converted to an equivalent university entry score and used in the assessment of your application.
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications and experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Applicants may apply on the basis of employment experience and will be considered on a case by case basis.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to contact the Bond University Nyombil Centre for further advice and assistance in applying to and studying at Bond University.

The table below provides further information about the students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January 2018 semester.

Applicant backgroundJanuary 2018 semester
Number of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Past higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)

 61

 15

(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study

 32

 8

(D) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
 N/P N/P

(C) 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)

 

 208

 

 52

  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

 0

 0

  • 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)

 < 5

 N/P

International students

 88

 22

All students

 401

 100%

 Notes:     “< 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.

Additional information

How to apply

Applications for all programs are made directly to Bond University via our online application form.

Applications for the Medical Program must be made through QTAC when applications open in January. There is only one intake per year for the Medical Program commencing in the May semester.

Enrolment

Information on how to accept your offer is available here

FEE-HELP for Australian students

Students are required to pay their full tuition fees for each semester in advance.

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

Find out more about tuition fees and financial assistance.

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