Am I eligible to apply?
The Student for a Semester program is designed for students who meet ALL of the below criteria:
- Local students who live on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and northern NSW, who can attend classes in-person throughout the whole semester
- Students who will be in Year 11 or 12 at the time of completing the subject
- Students who are in the top 30 per cent of their year level at school. Your school career advisor will be asked to verify this during the application process
How much does it cost?
Student for a Semester subjects are offered at the exclusive rate of $250 per subject. Students may also be required to purchase textbooks and other class materials.
Can I study more than one subject?
Students may only undertake one subject as part of the Student for a Semester program. Please refer to our Student Handbook for more information.
When do applications open and close?
Applications for the September semester open on Friday, 21 July and close Friday, 25 August.
What subject can I study?
We have a variety of subjects available each semester. View our subject selection to make your choice.
Student for a Semester
Become a Bond Student for a Semester
Go behind the scenes of the university experience before you make that all-important decision with our Student for a Semester program. While there’s a whole host of great ways to explore your uni options while you’re still in high school, nothing beats living it – attending classes, connecting with your peers, and completing real assessments and exams.
The Student for a Semester program gives Year 11 and 12 students living on the Gold Coast, in Brisbane, or in northern New South Wales the chance to undertake a university subject of their choosing concurrently with their high school studies. The Student for a Semester program will not only leave you with newfound knowledge about study and life at Bond, but you’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the university experience, and a potential credit towards your future university degree at Bond.
Ready to become a Bondy with Student for a Semester? Applications for the September semester open on Friday, 21 July and close Friday, 25 August. Keep on reading to learn more about this incredible experience, and to hear from students who’ve been right where you are.
What you can study
What you can study
One of the best parts of the Student for a Semester experience is getting to dive right into the study area that interests you, with subjects ranging from architecture to actuarial science and everything in between. Explore an area that relates to your Year 11 or 12 subjects and your future university degree – this could be your chance to gain valuable experience in a lab ahead of commencing biomedical science, or to learn more about fundamental legal principles in prep for the Bachelor of Laws.
Think of the Student for a Semester experience as a way to accelerate your knowledge and get a leg up before beginning uni, giving you the confidence you need to excel at your tertiary studies. A dream come true!
Who it’s for
The Student for a Semester program is designed for local students (Gold Coast, Brisbane and northern NSW) in Years 11 and 12. Applicants must be in the top 30 per cent of their year level at school in order to be eligible to participate. Your school career advisor will be asked to verify this during the application process. You must also be available to attend on-campus classes once per week for the duration of the semester.
Make no mistake – this is a challenging program that demands excellent time management and organisational skills. You’ll need to balance your university work with any existing school commitments. If your parents and school support you to pursue the Student for a Semester, we encourage you to apply and access this unique opportunity.
Frequently asked questions
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How to apply
Once applications open, you can begin your application process by following these simple steps.
- Start your online application form here. You can save and return to this at any time.
- Specify ‘Student for a Semester’ by entering this into the keyword search. Click to select.
- Select your chosen subject and class time from the full list here and specify in your application.
- Provide your school career advisor’s details so we can verify your eligibility for the program.
- Once complete, submit your Student for a Semester application prior to the closing date.