Are you an ambitious Year 11 or 12 high school student living on the Gold Coast, Brisbane or 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 and can socialise in the on-campus cafes and restaurants.

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.

You'll receive plenty of support from us, including your own Bond Student Mentor to help you enjoy every minute of your semester at Bond.

Download a copy of the 2018 Student for a Semester Brochure.

Applications

Applications for the January 2019 semester are open from Friday, 9 November and close Thursday, 6 December. Download a copy of the January 2019 Student for a Semester Timetable to review a list of the subjects available in January. Please note, subjects change from semester to semester, and are available online once applications open each semester.  

Students who successfully pass their Student for a Semester subject may be able to credit this towards your Bond University undergraduate degree. 

Student for a Semester subjects cover a range of topics from law, to accounting, to advertising, to sustainable development - the subjects and class timetables vary each semester.

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.

Applications for the January 2019 semester are open from Friday, 9 November and close Thursday, 6 December. Download a copy of the January 2019 Student for a Semester Timetable to review a list of the subjects available in January. Please note, subjects change from semester to semester, and are available online once applications open each semester.  

Our Student for a Semester subjects are offered at the exclusive rate of $250. Students may also need to purchase text books and other course materials.

  • 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.

View the Step-by-Step application process on the applications page of our website, under 'Student For a Semester.' Submit your application using the Bond Online Application Form.

Applications are accepted throughout the year in January, May and September.

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.

Orientation for Student for a Semester participants will take place from 3pm - 5pm on the Friday of Bond Orientation (the week before classes commence). All students must attend this session to finalise their enrolment and will receive their class timetable and student identification card.

For more information on our Students for a Semester program, please contact the Office of Future Students by phone 1800 074 074 or email [email protected].

Making the decision to enrol in one of Bond’s Student for a Semester subjects was without a doubt the best decision I made during my high school career. It allowed me to solidify what I wanted to do when I left high school, and reassured me that I was capable of coping with the academic level of university work. As a high schooler, the concept of walking into a room full of university aged students was intimidating to say the least, but the community at Bond was so open, friendly, and welcoming, that I soon felt at home.

Carys Fisser - Student for a Semester Carys Fisser Student for a Semester participant, 2016 and current Bond University Bachelor of Film and Television student