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About the program

The Diploma in University English Studies program is a University Pathway program for students from non-English speaking backgrounds. Students will enter the Diploma in University English Studies and after successfully completing two semesters will be able to enrol in their chosen undergraduate degree. Successful completion of the two semester leads to the award of a Diploma in University English Studies. Show more

The Diploma in University English Studies program is a University Pathway program for students from non-English speaking backgrounds. Students will enter the Diploma in University English Studies and after successfully completing two semesters will be able to enrol in their chosen undergraduate degree. Successful completion of the two semester leads to the award of a Diploma in University English Studies. The two semester study will provide students with advanced level English language on a for-credit basis before entering the program of their choice. See the Credit Table for details of credit availability. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
Program typeHigher Education Diploma
Study areaInternational Relations and Humanities
Program codeHS-20028
CRICOS code085127D
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: sbc@bond.edu.au

The successful completion of this program (with no further IELTS required) leads to three different outcomes:

  • Graduate with a Undergraduate Diploma in University English Studies
  • Apply for transfer to another degree program within Society & Design, Business, Law, or Health Sciences and Medicine*
  • Continue with the Bachelor of Arts (English as an International Language) which will require completion of a further 16 subjects

*With the exception of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Forensic Science, Bachelor of Medical Studies.

View the Undergraduate Diploma in University English Studies - Program Structure and Sequencing

The Undergraduate Diploma in University English Studies program comprises eight (8) subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (2)

Foundation subjects (6)

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.

Teaching methodology

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

The total program fees for the Diploma in University English Studies are:

  • $33,640
  • $33,976

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 if you went to another university.

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.

Academic entry requirements

Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent. 

Bond University does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria is used such as extracurricular involvement and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership and community involvement qualities. The Bond University College offers a Foundation Program for international students and a University Preparation Program for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.