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 September 2021 semester are now closed. Applications for the January 2022 semester will open on Wednesday, 10 November. Learn about the application process below.
What can I study?
Student for a Semester subjects cover a range of exciting topics and 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.
Below are just some of the subjects available. See all subject options available to Student for a Semester students as well as the class times they are available.
Principles of Economics
Be equipped with the tools of economics and prepared to address economic problems in your day-to-day life, industry, politics, society, and the environment.
Contemporary Issues in Law and Society
Explore some of the social and contemporary controversies which surround law including freedom of expression, media regulation and hate speech, and government regulation of social media.
Introduction to International Relations
Familarise yourself with the basic concepts and theoretical approaches in International Relations and investigate topics such as war and peace, the state and nationalism, sovereignty and intervention.
Introduction to Chemistry
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of chemistry as they apply to the health and biomedical sciences. The subject includes the essential components of inorganic, physical and organic
Don’t just take our word for it
How to apply
Once applications have opened you can start your Online Application Form. Simply enter your details in the registration page, 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.
2. Select your chosen subject and your preferred class time
View the full list of available subject options and class times before completing this section of the application form.
3. Provide your school Career Advisor's details
As part of the application you will be asked to provide their details so we can confirm your eligibility for the program.
4. Submit your completed application
Its important that you submit your completed Online Application Form prior to the application closing date.
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.
Applications for the September 2021 semester opened on Wednesday, 14 July and close Friday, 20 August.
Applications for the January 2022 semester open on Wednesday, 10 November and close Thursday, 2 December.
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.
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.
Yes! Each semester we host an exclusive Student for a Semester Orientation which aims to introduce you to Bond, your academics, classmates and key support staff. You will be provided with further information once you have been offered a place in the program.
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