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.
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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.
|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]|
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.
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.
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 Date||Finish Date|
|Semester 1||14 January, 2019||18 April, 2019|
|Semester 2||13 May, 2019||17 August, 2019|
|Semester 3||9 September, 2019||14 December, 2019|
Program commencement dates for 2020
|Start Date||Finish Date|
|Semester 1||13 January, 2020||16 April, 2020|
|Semester 2||11 May, 2020||15 August, 2020|
|Semester 3||7 September, 2020||12 December, 2020|
Sample Timetable: EAP
|Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesday)||Wednesday (free BBQ lunch for all students)|
|Session 1: 9:00am - 11:00am||Session 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.
- 2019 fees: $5,500 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
- 2020 fees: $5,780 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
Program related costs
|Text books||Allow AUD$ 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
|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
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.
Entry to Bond University College's EAP program is via one of the following methods:
- Take Bond University College's EAP entry test and be admitted at the appropriate level based on your results.
- 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.
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.