About Bond University
As Australia’s first private non-profit university, Bond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience.
On May 15, 1989, Bond University welcomed its first cohort of 322 students at its brand new, state-of-the-art campus on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Bond University is modelled on the traditions of the world’s most elite educational institutions. The vision for Australia’s first private, not-for-profit university, was to provide an exclusive educational experience consisting of the highest international standards, under the tutelage of the country’s leading academics.
When those foundation students graduated as ‘Class of 89’, they were quickly recruited by some of Australia’s largest corporations. Their subsequent achievements in the workplace firmly established the Bond reputation for excellence.
Total students: 6,100 (36% postgraduate)6
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
Bond University performs above average on most postgraduate outcomes, but underperforms in employment and salary.
Overall satisfaction1: 86.9% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 82.4% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 85.6% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 79.7% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $66,900 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 88.6% (national average 84.0%)
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
Applying for postgraduate study
To apply to study at Bond University, you need to complete an online Application Form, accompanied by the required documentation. You can apply for scholarships and subject credits relating to previous studies (also known as Advanced Standing) within the application form. You will receive an email from Bond University to confirm that your application has been successfully submitted. If you have any problems completing or lodging your application form, please call the Office of Future Students on +61 7 5595 1024 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your Manager for Schools & Community will contact you to arrange an interview (Australian students only).
More about Bond University
Over 25 years of challenges and changes, Bond has adapted to the needs of the workplace. Working and liaising with key employers in all fields allows Bond to develop programs that reflect the current technological, theoretical and psychological practicalities of the corporate environment.
Through the identification of emerging areas of skills shortage, the curriculum has expanded. It now includes new and in-demand disciplines such as medicine, architecture, health sciences and more.
Bond University students have achieved on the global stage, successfully challenging the most prestigious institutions from the USA, UK, Europe and Asia, in high profile international competitions.
Now firmly established as one of Australia’s leading universities, Bond has achieved far beyond all expectations, meeting every challenge with the unbridled spirit of determination and innovation that equally exemplifies its graduates.
- The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
- The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
- The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
- Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
- The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.