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Bachelor of International Relations/ Bachelor of Laws

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Use our qualification finder to learn more about the entry requirements for your chosen program based on your region. If your country or qualification is not listed below, please submit an application to receive a case-by-case assessment.

Admission criteria

ATAR - Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank
85 Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent Selection Rank
OP - Overall Position
8.0 QLD OP or equivalent Selection Rank
IB - International Baccalaureate Diploma
30 IB Diploma and total aggregate score achieved

2024 Year 12 entry

Bond University’s Year 12 Early Guaranteed Offer Scheme recognises the challenges students have faced over the past few years of senior schooling.  Eligible students can receive an offer to study at Bond in 2024 before final ATAR or IB Diploma results are released, providing certainty about your future study options.   


2024 admissions data for school leavers

In Semester 1, 2024, there were fewer than five ATAR enrolments made in this program hence comparative information is not provided.

Finished secondary education

If you completed secondary education more than two years ago, you can still refer to these results in your application to study at Bond. We will also take into account whether you have additional qualifications, including formal qualifications such as Senior External Examination results, higher education study, VET study and diplomas, or work and life experience.

Overseas high school or other overseas qualifications

If you completed your secondary schooling overseas or hold other educational qualifications overseas, your application will be assessed using the Australian Government Department of Education's Country Education Profiles and QTAC assessment schedules on overseas assessment.

English language proficiency requirements

Bond's programs are taught and assessed in English, so depending on your educational background and citizenship, you may be required to provide evidence that your English language ability meets our requirements. This may include submitting results from an approved English Language Test taken in the past two years - you can see the required results for the most common approved tests below. There are other ways to demonstrate English language proficiency and gain entry into this program, including demonstrating prior study in English, or other qualifications. If your qualification does not meet the English language requirements then you will need to provide an English proficiency test for admission.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Overall score 7.0 with no sub score less than 6.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Overall score 65 with no Communicative Scores below 58
Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT)
Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) Overall score 94, no scores below 24 in Writing, and 20 in Speaking, Reading and Listening

Alternative entry options

If you don't currently hold the required academic qualifications, there are other pathways for you to demonstrate that you have met these requirements, and gain entry into your program.

We understand that everyone's journey is different. So if you don't currently hold the required academic qualifications, don't worry! There are alternative pathways for you to gain entry into this program. If you would like to discuss your entry pathways, please contact us.

Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

We proudly support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applications in gaining entry to Bond. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to contact the Bond University Nyombil Centre for advice and assistance in applying to and studying at Bond.

Credit for prior learning

If you have completed previous tertiary studies, you may be able to gain credit for previous subjects. To apply, you will need to submit your academic transcripts to the Office of Future Students, including detailed subject outlines or course descriptions for each relevant subject. We're here to help you through this process.

Applying and key dates

You can apply to study at Bond at any time before the start of your chosen starting semester. Find out more about the important dates for your application.

2023 student profile

The table below gives an indication of the peer cohort for new students who commenced in the January 2023 semester in the Faculty of Society & Design.

Applicant 2023
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher Education Study 15 14%
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study 5 5%
(C) Work and Life Experience N/A N/A
(D) Recent Secondary Education:
Admitted solely on basis of OP/ATAR 16 15%
Admitted where both OP/ATAR and additional criteria were considered N/A N/A
Admitted on basis of other criteria only and OPATAR was not a factor 51 47%
International Students 22 20%
All Students 109 100%


  • “< 5” The number of students is less than 5.
  • N/A Students not accepted in this category.
  • N/P Not published. The number of students is hidden to prevent the calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.
  • The All Students number include students who commenced a combined degree which include programs in this Faculty.