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Financial aid

There are a number of options available to help international students with student fees, including scholarships and government loan schemes. We encourage you to explore all the options available to you to find the best fit or contact our team to discuss the options available to you. 

Bond scholarships

We offer several part-fee scholarships and bursaries specifically for international students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level recognising academic merit and leadership. 

International scholarship applicants include any student completing Year 12 studies or equivalent at an international high school, or undergraduate or postgraduate applicants who are not Australian citizens or holders of a Permanent Resident or Humanitarian Visa. International students who are currently studying Year 12 at an Australian high school are considered to be Australian applicants for scholarship purposes.


Country-specific assistance

When it comes to financial assistance for university studies, every country differs on what it can offer to their citizens.

Funding options can include government loans, scholarships, and bursaries. Your home country's government website is the most accurate and up-to-date source to find information on financial assistance. 

Student loans and scholarship programs

Depending on your home country, you may be able to access student loans through the banks or government. Find specific loan programs information for your country below. 

Explore country-specific loan information

Information for US students

US students may be eligible for a range of financial aid options. Bond University participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan program, which offers Stafford and PLUS loans to US citizens.

There are a number of eligibility criteria which students must meet, as well as a number of loan types on offer.

In addition, private education loans are available from non-government lenders, with approval based on credit history. It is also possible for students to use both a private education loan and a Federal loan.

Other sponsorship

Sponsored students

We support students from all around the world who receive financial support from government and other organisations to undertake their studies in Australia at Bond University.

Country sponsors include:

Our finance team liaise between sponsor, student and the University in addition to aiding students in fulfilling the requirements of their sponsorship agreements. Bond can provide official letters to international student sponsors as a requirement of their sponsorship.

Australia Awards, scholarships, and fellowships

The Australia Awards are offered through the Australian Government and are administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Education, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. The Australia Awards provide international students with international scholarships and fellowships to provide tertiary educational opportunities for students from nominated partner countries.

Applications are taken via the Australia Awards website and have varying opening and closing dates. Learn more about the various award categories and hear experiences from past recipients.


Loyalty discounts

Bond University offers loyalty discounts of 10 per cent (up to $20,000 AUD per program) to students who;

  • have a direct family member attending Bond University in an eligible program; or
  • have completed an eligible program (alumni graduate) and alumni graduates‚Äô eligible direct family members.¬†

About the loyalty discount program

Students who qualify as eligible for the loyalty discount will receive a 10 per cent discount of fees for their enrolment in an eligible program. Where a discount applies for the Medical Program, the discount will be applied in equal amounts across the duration of the program.

Students intending to apply for the loyalty discount as a direct family member of an enrolled student or direct family member of an alumni graduate must complete the Student Loyalty Discount Application form and submit with the relevant evidence to the Head of Student Assist before the end of Week 4 of the relevant starting semester. Applicants will need to provide evidence (e.g., birth certificates, marriage certificate) of the direct family relationship.

A loyalty discount for alumni graduates will be offered at the time of offer for the next program, subject to the student meeting the eligible prior study requirement. Where the loyalty discount has not been applied at the time of offer, the eligible alumni graduate can request the discount by emailing the General Manager ‚Äď Admissions at [email protected] before the end of Week 4 of the relevant starting semester.

Student Loyalty Discount Policy

Full loyalty discount eligibility criteria and guidelines are outlined in the Student Loyalty Discount Policy. This policy has been in effect from September 2018. Discounts will not be approved retrospectively.