Studying EAP at Bond University College
English for Academic Purposes is being discontinued. The last intake will be for January 2021. For more information on the new English program go to English.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is designed to improve your academic English and study skills so you can enrol in a Bond University program. The EAP program is a full-time program encompassing three levels with each level taking one semester (14 weeks) to complete. Bond University College runs three semesters per year so it is possible to complete all three levels within 12 months and transition seamlessly to degree-level studies at Bond University.
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About the program
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is an intensive English language program specifically designed to assist international students wishing to enter Bond University. The EAP program provides students with the academic language skills required in a university where English is the medium of instruction; these skills include the macro areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking (including pronunciation) as well as critical thinking and research skills.
|Mode||On 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.
|Duration||3 semesters (1 year)|
|Program type||Bond College Program|
|Study area||Foundation Programs|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
- Level One - 14 weeks/1 semester
Develops language and study skills through planning and writing essays, improving reading speed, learning how to take and organise notes, planning and delivering short speeches and presentations.
- Level Two - 14 weeks/1 semester
Develops writing skills, research skills for essay writing, text analysis skills and note-taking strategies.
- Level Three - 14 weeks/1 semester
Concentrates on developing skills in writing reports and essays, note-taking from written and spoken texts, understanding university lectures, research and study skills, arguments and debates.
In each level, EAP students are assessed in the four macro skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking through:
- Ongoing assignments throughout the semester
- A mid-semester exam (Week 7)
- A final exam (Week 14)
Full-time study involves 25 hours per week, with five of those hours being for independent study and/or individual consultation. Intakes for each EAP level are accepted in January, May and September, in line with Bond University’s academic semesters – holiday periods of 3-5 weeks are allocated between each 14-week semester. This allows you to progress easily into the University’s degree programs when the time comes.
Program commencement dates for 2021
|Start Date||Finish Date|
|Semester 1||11 January, 2021||24 April, 2021|
|Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesday)||Wednesday (free BBQ lunch for all students)|
12pm - 2pm
|Session 1: 2pm - 5pm|
2:45pm - 5pm
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 2021: $6,070* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $18,210
Program related costs
|Text books||Allow AUD$ 50-$60 per semester|
Processing fees are payable by all individual students and are non-refundable. No processing fee will apply for students returning to Bond University College within 12 months of leaving.
|Student Services and Amenities Fee|
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable by all students and covers access to all Bond University facilities including computers, library, gymnasium, swimming pool and sporting equipment, as well as a BBQ lunch for Bond University College students every Wednesday.
|AUD$104 per semester|
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.
* 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.
Entry to Bond University College's EAP program is via one of the following methods:
- International English Language Testing System - Academic (IELTS Academic)
- Pearson Test of English -Academic (PTE Academic)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language - Internet Based Test (TOEFL - IBT)
- Cambridge English: Advanced
Test scores for the following tests can be used as a guide and all students will be required to be tested on arrival using a placement test. The placement test will determine the actual level of the English tuition required.
- EIKEN 英検 English test
- College English Test (CET) 大学四六级英语考试／大学公共英语考试
- Test of English as a Foreign Language - Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL - ITP). Institutional and Public tests.
- Test of English for International Communication - Listening and Reading Test (TOEIC - Listening and Reading Test)
Please note that English language test results must be no older than 24 months when the applicant commences their program.
A grade of Distinction or above in EAP Level 3 will satisfy the English language entry criteria for most Bond University degree programs that require an IELTS Academic 7 (no band less than 6.5) entry level.