Calling all ambitious Year 11 and 12 students from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Northern NSW
Bond University’s Student for a Semester program gives high achieving year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to gain an authentic university experience before they finish high school.
Student for a Semester students enrol in a Bond University subject, attend lectures and tutorials on campus, complete assignments and sit their subject exams.
You’ll be mixing with uni students, meeting academics and getting involved in university life. You’re welcome to use the Main and Law Libraries, Multimedia Learning Centre, Sports Centre and can socialise in the on-campus cafes and restaurants.
Students who successfully pass their Student for a Semester subject may also be able to credit this towards your Bond University undergraduate degree (conditions apply).
Applications for the January 2021 semester closed on Thursday, 3 December. Applications for the May 2021 semester will open on 17 March, 2021. Download a copy of the January subject and class timetable to see an example of the subjects and times available. Please note, these change each semester. If your chosen subject has class times during school hours, it's important you seek approval from your school before applying online.
What can I study?
Student for a Semester subjects cover a range of topics and vary each semester. Subjects include Architecture and Urbanism of Asia Pacific, Business Statistics, Marketing, Screen Style and Storytelling, Business Law, Cell Biology and Trust, Privacy, Law and Ethics in a Digital Age.
Many of the Student for a Semester subject tutorials are offered after school hours and early applicants will be given priority for these time slots. If your preferred subject conflicts with your school timetable, speak to your school before applying.
Subject availabilities change each semester and the timetable is available online by the relevant semester application opening date.
If your chosen subject has class times during school hours, it's important you seek approval from your school before applying online.
Who can apply?
Students who meet the following criteria should consider applying for the Student for a Semester Program:
- Applicants must be currently studying Year 11 or 12 at an Australian High School.
- Applicants must be in the top 30% of their year level at school, in order to participate. Your school Career Advisor will be asked to verify this during the application process.
- Applicants must be able to attend on-campus classes in person each week for the duration of the semester. To review the full academic calendar, please visit the Academic Calendar page.
Make no mistake: This is a challenging program. You’ll have to find time for the extra classes and study on top of your school work – but if your parents and school agree that you are capable, then we highly recommend you apply.
Our Student for a Semester subjects are offered at the exclusive rate of $250 per subject.
Students may also need to purchase text books and other course materials.
When and how do I apply?
Applications for the January 2021 semester closed on Thursday, 3 December. Applications for the May 2021 semester will open on 17 March, 2021.
Applying is simple - submit your application using the Bond Online Application Form. Once you have registered, go to the 'Start an Application' tab and enter Student for a Semester in the keyword field and hit search. You can save your application and log in and out at anytime. Its important that you submit your completed application prior to the closing date.
Students must be in the top 30% of their year level at school, in order to participate. Your school Career Advisor will be asked to verify this during the application process.
The maximum number of subjects that can be completed as part of the Student for a Semester program is one. Please see our Student Handbook for further policies regarding this program.