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Studying EAP at Bond University College

English for Academic Purposes is designed to improve your academic English and study skills so you can enrol in a Bond University or other higher education programs in Australia or internationally.

Students share their Bond University College Experience

Clarisse Lafleur, New Caledonia

GE > EAP > Diploma > Bachelor of Business

Bond University is one of a kind and leaves a strong impression. On my first visit to the campus I was anxious to start in a new environment on my own, but at the end of the day I remember thinking everyone was so friendly! I am graduating in a few months and I can look back and say that my Bond University journey was more than I could dream of. In January 2015, I moved to Australia to improve my English. I met amazing people from around the world and I had the opportunity to learn from passionate teachers who motivated me and pushed me to do my best. My academic journey started in 2016 when I enrolled in a Diploma, followed by a Bachelor of Business. Here, I made friends for life but also attended fascinating classes where interesting professors introduced me to their subjects. I have already recommended Bond to some of my friends and they recently graduated from Bond University College also. They benefitted from the extra guidance and are now doing well in their Bachelor degrees!

Clarisse Lafleur, New Caledonia

GE > EAP > Diploma > Bachelor of Business

Bond University is one of a kind and leaves a strong impression. On my first visit to the campus I was anxious to start in a new environment on my own, but at the end of the day I remember thinking everyone was so friendly! I am graduating in a few months and I can look back and say that my Bond University journey was more than I could dream of. In January 2015, I moved to Australia to improve my English. I met amazing people from around the world and I had the opportunity to learn from passionate teachers who motivated me and pushed me to do my best. My academic journey started in 2016 when I enrolled in a Diploma, followed by a Bachelor of Business. Here, I made friends for life but also attended fascinating classes where interesting professors introduced me to their subjects. I have already recommended Bond to some of my friends and they recently graduated from Bond University College also. They benefitted from the extra guidance and are now doing well in their Bachelor degrees!

Rohan Chauhan, India

EAP > Master of Architecture

I chose Bond University as it provides accelerated programs within a higher education environment.The class sizes are small giving student's personalised attention to enhance their skills individually. Bond has very diverse students from many backgrounds allowing you to learn about various cultures. The day I started at Bond University I was amazed with the education methodology and the people here were very helpful. The teachers are like your family and supported me to no end throughout my studies. Bond has world class facilities such as the Multimedia Learning Centre and the Library. The Gym is one of my favourite facilities. It has a great sports centre with swimming pool and large sports hall. I would be happy to recommend Bond to anyone looking for a quality education.

Rohan Chauhan, India

EAP > Master of Architecture

I chose Bond University as it provides accelerated programs within a higher education environment.The class sizes are small giving student's personalised attention to enhance their skills individually. Bond has very diverse students from many backgrounds allowing you to learn about various cultures. The day I started at Bond University I was amazed with the education methodology and the people here were very helpful. The teachers are like your family and supported me to no end throughout my studies. Bond has world class facilities such as the Multimedia Learning Centre and the Library. The Gym is one of my favourite facilities. It has a great sports centre with swimming pool and large sports hall. I would be happy to recommend Bond to anyone looking for a quality education.

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.

ModeOn Campus
Duration3 semesters (1 year)
Starting semesters
  • September 2018
  • January 2019
  • May 2019
  • September 2019
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
Program typeBond College Program
Study areaFoundation Programs
Program codeCO-00017
CRICOS code066082C
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Content

The EAP program is a full-time program. There are 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.

  • 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.

Assessment

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)
  • Students who successfully complete their level will receive a Bond University College certificate.

Study schedule

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 2019

 Start DateFinish Date
Semester 114 January, 201918 April, 2019
Semester 213 May, 201917 August, 2019
Semester 39 September, 201914 December, 2019

Program commencement dates for 2020

 Start DateFinish Date
Semester 113 January, 202016 April, 2020
Semester 211 May, 202015 August, 2020
Semester 37 September, 202012 December, 2020

Sample Timetable: EAP

Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesday)Wednesday (free BBQ lunch for all students)
Session 1: 9:00am - 11:00amSession 1: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Session 2: 12:00pm - 2:00pm (followed by consultation time)Session 2: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (followed by consultation time)

The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2018 fees: $5,200 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2019 fees: $5,500 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

Program related costs

Text booksAllow AUD$ 50-$60 per semester
Processing fees payable for individual students (non refundable)
No processing fee will apply for students returning to Bond University College within 12 months of leaving
AUD$ 200
Student activities fee (AUD $) – payable by all students. Covers access to all
Bond University facilities including computers, library, gymnasium, swimming
pool and sporting equipment, as well as a BBQ lunch for Bond University College
students every Wednesday
AUD$ 99/sem

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.

Entry to Bond University College's EAP program is via one of the following methods:

  1. Take Bond University College's EAP entry test and be admitted at the appropriate level based on your results.
  2. Submit IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) test results. These will correspond to the following EAP entry levels:
  • Entry to EAP 1 - IELTS Academic 5.0 (with no band score less than 4.5)
  • Entry to EAP 2 - IELTS Academic 5.5 (with no band score less than 5.0)
  • Entry to EAP 3 - IELTS Academic 6.0 (with no band score less than 5.5)

Test scores from Cambridge English: Advanced, PTE Academic and IBT TOEFL iBT demonstrating results equivalent to the IELTS Academic scores listed above are also accepted.

Further study

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.

English Pathway Studies Scholarship

The Bond University English Pathway Studies Scholarship offers high academic achievers who have received an offer to study at Bond University, with tuition assistance for the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and is a testament to Bond University’s commitment to quality and outstanding international students.

Enquire about the English for Academic Purposes