Located on Australia's Gold Coast, Bond University is an hour's drive from Brisbane, with easy access to attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef, some of the world's finest beaches, and the large rain forest areas of the north. The university was established in 1987 as the first private institution in Australia, and is accredited through the Australian Vice-Chancellor's Committee.
Bond University has the highest percentage of Ph.D. qualified faculty of any Australian university, with an extremely favorable faculty-student ratio and an international study body. Bond University is the only Australian university which offers three trimesters in each academic year, enabling direct enrollment in the program, either in
the fall, spring, or summer each year. Its state-of-the-art facilities include advanced computing and information systems as well as an excellent library and sports center.
Academic Program Highlights
Qualified students may choose their courses from the entire curriculum offered at Bond University which includes such areas of study as Asian and Australian Studies, Communications/Journalism (including Film and Television), Business and Management, Accounting/Finance, Health Science Regional Studies, Languages, Linguistics, Philosophy, Economics, International Business anc Computer Science. Students typically receive 12-16 credits per trimester, and a 2.5 GPA is required, as well as transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation for admission. The language of instruction is English, with language courses available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, and Spanish.
Students live on campus, and can choose from three types of residence halls: the Hotel Tower student residence, the Dormitory Residence and the Twin/Triple Residence. Some off-campus housing is available. Some residences have a telephone, air-conditioning, and private showers. Resident Tutor Fellows live in the residence halls and assist with academic and personal matters. All students have access to internet facilities, e-mail, and computer networks, and facilities include a medical center, bank, restaurants, and a sporting complex, which has an Olympic-size swimming pool. Fourteen meals per week are part of room and board. Students have the opportunity to participate in team sports and student organizations ranging from the drama club to equestrian riding. A trained staff of student advisors is available to students and help plan various field trips and extracurricular activities.