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Bond University College Foundation Program

Program overview

Bond University College’s Foundation Program is designed for international students only who have completed the equivalent of Australian Year 11 and meet the English language requirements to prepare them for undergraduate study at Bond University. If you are an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or holder of an Australian permanent visa student, please see Bond’s Diploma Preparation Program.

The two-semester full-time study program focusses on the core academic and English language skills, as well as the key independent learning skills required for university-level studies with alternate pathways to help you transition into your chosen undergraduate program.

You’ll benefit from extra support as you adjust to your new life in Australia and our interactive, discussion-based style of learning. We offer extra face-to-face teaching sessions in small classes where teachers know you by name. Additional student support is available with access to the University’s counselling services, medical clinic and international student services team.

You’ll be part of Bond University from day one, with full access to the libraries, computer labs, multimedia learning centre, and recreational facilities.

Depending on your final Foundation Program results, you’ll have the option of enrolling directly into a Bond bachelor’s degree or continuing on at Bond University College to study a diploma in your chosen study area followed by your bachelor’s degree at the third semester mark.

Program code: CO-00001

CRICOS code: 063151G

Program overview

Bond University College’s Foundation Program is designed for international students only who have completed the equivalent of Australian Year 11 and meet the English language requirements to prepare them for undergraduate study at Bond University. If you are an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or holder of an Australian permanent visa student, please see Bond’s Diploma Preparation Program.

The two-semester full-time study program focusses on the core academic and English language skills, as well as the key independent learning skills required for university-level studies with alternate pathways to help you transition into your chosen undergraduate program.

You’ll benefit from extra support as you adjust to your new life in Australia and our interactive, discussion-based style of learning. We offer extra face-to-face teaching sessions in small classes where teachers know you by name. Additional student support is available with access to the University’s counselling services, medical clinic and international student services team.

You’ll be part of Bond University from day one, with full access to the libraries, computer labs, multimedia learning centre, and recreational facilities.

Depending on your final Foundation Program results, you’ll have the option of enrolling directly into a Bond bachelor’s degree or continuing on at Bond University College to study a diploma in your chosen study area followed by your bachelor’s degree at the third semester mark.

Program code: CO-00001

CRICOS code: 063151G

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Studying the Foundation Program at Bond University College

About this 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.

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.

What you'll be studying

  • Study overview

    The Bond University College Foundation Program comprises eight subjects, completed over two semesters. As a condition of your Australian Student Visa, you will need to study full time and maintain an 80 per cent attendance average.

Program features

  • The full Bond experience

    Bond University College is located at the heart of Bond University’s campus so you will be part of the Bond community from day one. You’ll be eligible to join our clubs and societies; have full access to the libraries, computer labs and multimedia learning centre; and enjoy all our recreational facilities from the swimming pools and gym to the tennis courts and sporting fields.

  • Your success matters

    Bond is a small close-knit university. We care about each and every one of our students and want to make sure they succeed. If you are struggling to keep up in class, we can help with extra workshops or tutoring sessions. If you’re feeling homesick, we can put you in touch with on-campus counsellors. If you need help enrolling in your Bond University program, talk to our Student Affairs and Service Quality team.

  • A seamless uni transition

    Our Foundation Program is designed to help you develop the basic academic knowledge and skills required for entry into Bond University’s undergraduate programs. It will also give you time to adjust to the Australian culture, lifestyle and learning style before you begin your diploma or bachelor studies.

  • Join our global community

    Bond University is home to students from more than 80 different countries. In your Bond University College classes, you’ll make new friends from all over the world and enjoy getting out with them to discover your new home on the Gold Coast.

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Hear from our Bondies

  • Foundation Program

    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 - Alumna, Sudan
  • The academic staff are all very qualified with many years of teaching experience. Prior to Bond, I was employed at an International School in Vietnam and I also taught Cambridge AS and A levels courses in Literature and English Language. Bond’s two semester (eight month) Foundation Program 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 Bycoft - Academic Teacher
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Hear from our Bondies

  • Foundation Program

    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 - Alumna, Sudan
  • The academic staff are all very qualified with many years of teaching experience. Prior to Bond, I was employed at an International School in Vietnam and I also taught Cambridge AS and A levels courses in Literature and English Language. Bond’s two semester (eight month) Foundation Program 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 Bycoft - Academic Teacher
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