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Prepare for university with the Bond University College Foundation Program

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

The Bond University College Foundation Program is a two semester program that enables students to learn the core academic skills required for entry into undergraduate study here at Bond University.

The Bond University College Foundation Program is available to international students only. Please go to the Bond University College University Preparation Program if you are a domestic student.

Study your Foundation Program in a university environment

See what our student's say about studying Foundation at Bond

Bond University College offers its students state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and access to some of the world’s best teaching staff. Students are fully integrated into the University environment. From your first day you are an important member of our Bond community!

What our students say

Mona Izzeldin

Foundation Program student, Sudan

“Moving far away from home, I didn't know what to expect but everyone here at Bond is wonderful. It was easy to fit in and make friends that are like a second family to me now. The Foundation Program has given me a new outlook on university life, where the class learning environment is very calm and interesting. It has prepared me to better know what to expect during my degree. I am so glad to be given the opportunity and happy to have made a decision I know I will never regret”.

Mona Izzeldin

Foundation Program student, Sudan

“Moving far away from home, I didn't know what to expect but everyone here at Bond is wonderful. It was easy to fit in and make friends that are like a second family to me now. The Foundation Program has given me a new outlook on university life, where the class learning environment is very calm and interesting. It has prepared me to better know what to expect during my degree. I am so glad to be given the opportunity and happy to have made a decision I know I will never regret”.

Key features

  • Small class sizes offering personalised attention
  • Extra learning support to prepare you for university study
  • Learn in a university environment with ready access to leading academics and amazing facilities

About the program

The Bond University College Foundation Program provides a pathway for international students to pursue undergraduate studies. It meets the requirements for Foundation Programs, which are registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia to international students, who are seeking entry to university undergraduate programs. Show more

The Bond University College Foundation Program provides a pathway for international students to pursue undergraduate studies. It meets the requirements for Foundation Programs, which are registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia to international students, who are seeking entry to university undergraduate programs. Students learn the core academic and English language skills, as well as the independent learning skills required for entry into an undergraduate program at Bond University. The campus offers its students state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and highly qualified and experienced academic staff. The Foundation Program is open to international students who have completed the equivalent of Australian year 11 and meet the English language requirements. Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeBond College Program
Study areaFoundation Programs
Program codeCO-00001
CRICOS code063151G
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Bond College Foundation Program comprises of two semesters and eight (8) subjects, as follows:

Non-HSM Pathway

And choose one from the following:

HSM Pathway

A 70% cumulative percentage average is required to enter the Faculty of Law programs. There is no direct pathway to the Bachelor of Actuarial Science from this program. Students may pathway through a Diploma of Business or the Bachelor of Commerce.

Foundation Mathematics 2 is a prerequisite for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science and the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.

View full details on the recommended study sequence and enrolment order for this program

Teaching methodology

Bond University College’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, teacher consultation sessions, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and group projects.

Note: There is no direct pathway from Bond University College into the Medical program. Refer to the Medical Program section of the Bond University website for entry information.

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $14,720* per semester average
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $15,480* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $29,440
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $30,960

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Academic requirements

Students entering Foundation will have completed the academic requirements equivalent to Australian Year 11 or an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III. 

If final results are not available, certified forecast/provisional examination results are acceptable at the point of application. The offer will then be conditional upon providing certified final results.

For more information on academic requirements, email [email protected] or visit the Bond University College Foundation Program academic entry requirements page.

English language requirements

IELTS: 5.5 (no band less than 5.0). For more information on other approved tests and means of satisfying the English language requirements please go to English requirements.

Application checklist

  • Do I meet the academic requirements?
  • Do I meet the English requirements and have I attached evidence?
  • Have I attached copies of my relevant academic transcripts?
  • Have I nominated my accommodation requirements?
  • Have I nominated my intended Bond degree?
  • Have I read and understood all the terms and conditions?

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

Please lodge an application via one of our in country representatives

 

What our academics say

Annette Bycroft

Academic Teacher, Bond University College

“The Foundation Program offered at Bond University College is a valuable pathway for international students to enter into life at a highly rated Australian university. My name is Annette Bycroft and I am an Academic Teacher here at Bond University College.
The academic staff at Bond University College, are all very qualified with many years of teaching experience. Prior to this position, I was employed at an International School in Vietnam as Head of Studies, responsible for academic curricula and student and teacher welfare. I also taught Cambridge AS and A levels courses in Literature and English Language. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the conscientious and ambitious students in the International School environment and I find that here at Bond University College, I am able to work with similarly motivated and committed students. The two semester (8 month) Foundation program at Bond, offers a broad and practical range of subjects. Students experience the requirements of a University course while still being given the instruction and support to improve their English and academic skills.”

Annette Bycroft

Academic Teacher, Bond University College

“The Foundation Program offered at Bond University College is a valuable pathway for international students to enter into life at a highly rated Australian university. My name is Annette Bycroft and I am an Academic Teacher here at Bond University College.
The academic staff at Bond University College, are all very qualified with many years of teaching experience. Prior to this position, I was employed at an International School in Vietnam as Head of Studies, responsible for academic curricula and student and teacher welfare. I also taught Cambridge AS and A levels courses in Literature and English Language. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the conscientious and ambitious students in the International School environment and I find that here at Bond University College, I am able to work with similarly motivated and committed students. The two semester (8 month) Foundation program at Bond, offers a broad and practical range of subjects. Students experience the requirements of a University course while still being given the instruction and support to improve their English and academic skills.”

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