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Accelerate your pathway into a university degree with the Bond University College Foundation Program

The Bond University College Foundation Program is a two semester program that enables students to learn the core academic skills required for entry into undergraduate study here at Bond University.

The Bond University College Foundation Program is available to international students only. Please go to the Bond University College University Preparation Program if you are a domestic student.

Study your Foundation Program in a university environment

Bond University College offers its students state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and access to some of the world’s best teaching staff. Students are fully integrated into the University environment. From your first day you are an important member of our Bond community!

What our students say

“Moving far away from home, I didn't know what to expect but everyone here at Bond is wonderful. It was easy to fit in and make friends that are like a second family to me now. The Foundation Program has given me a new outlook on university life, where the class learning environment is very calm and interesting. It has prepared me to better know what to expect during my degree. I am so glad to be given the opportunity and happy to have made a decision I know I will never regret”.

Mona Izzeldin, Foundation Program student, Sudan

Key features

  • Small class sizes and extra learning support
  • Accelerate your transition to further studies at Bond
  • Learn in a university environment with ready access to leading academics and amazing facilities

About the program

The Bond University College Foundation Program provides a pathway for international students to pursue undergraduate studies.It meets the requirements for Foundation Programs, which are registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia to international students, who are seeking entry to university undergraduate programs. Show more

The Bond University College Foundation Program provides a pathway for international students to pursue undergraduate studies.It meets the requirements for Foundation Programs, which are registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia to international students, who are seeking entry to university undergraduate programs.

Students learn the core academic and English language skills, as well as the independent learning skills required for entry into an undergraduate program at Bond University. The campus offers its students state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and highly qualified and experienced academic staff.

The Foundation Program is open to international students who have completed the equivalent of Australian year 11 and meet the English language requirements. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeBond College Program
Study areaFoundation Programs
Program codeCO-00001
CRICOS code063151G
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Bond College Foundation Program comprises of two semesters and eight (8) subjects, as follows:

And choose one from the following:

*STAT10-100 Elementary Maths is a prerequisite for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science and the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.This subject should only be taken by students who are intending to pathway into Health Sciences and Medicine.

For full details on the recommended study sequence and enrolment order for this program please click here.

Teaching methodology

Bond University College’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, teacher consultation sessions, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and group projects.

Note: There is no direct pathway from Bond University College into the Medical program. Refer to the Medical Program section of the Bond University website for entry information.

The total program fees for the Bond University College Foundation Program are:

  • $24,680
  • $26,280

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.

Academic requirements

Students entering Foundation will have completed the academic requirements equivalent to Australian Year 11 or an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III. 

If final results are not available, certified forecast/provisional examination results are acceptable at the point of application. The offer will then be conditional upon providing certified final results. For more information on academic requirements, email [email protected]

English language requirements

IELTS: 5.5 (no band less than 5.0). For more information on other approved tests and means of satisfying the English language requirements please go to english requirements.

Application checklist

  • Do I meet the academic requirements?
  • Do I meet the English requirements and have I attached evidence?
  • Have I attached copies of my relevant academic transcripts?
  • Have I nominated my accommodation requirements?
  • Have I nominated my intended Bond degree?
  • Have I read and understood all the terms and conditions?

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

Please lodge an application via one of our in country representatives

What our academics say

“The Foundation Program offered at Bond University College is a valuable pathway for international students to enter into life at a highly rated Australian university. My name is Annette Bycroft and I am an Academic Teacher here at Bond University College.
The academic staff at Bond University College, are all very qualified with many years of teaching experience. Prior to this position, I was employed at an International School in Vietnam as Head of Studies, responsible for academic curricula and student and teacher welfare. I also taught Cambridge AS and A levels courses in Literature and English Language. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the conscientious and ambitious students in the International School environment and I find that here at Bond University College, I am able to work with similarly motivated and committed students. The two semester (8 month) Foundation program at Bond, offers a broad and practical range of subjects. Students experience the requirements of a University course while still being given the instruction and support to improve their English and academic skills.”

Annette Bycroft, Academic Teacher, Bond University College