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Accelerate your way to a university degree with the Bond University Preparation Program

The Bond University Preparation Program accelerates your way to a university degree. Students learn the core academic skills required for entry into undergraduate study and are guaranteed a place in most Bond University Higher Education Diplomas and Bachelor Degrees. 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.

The Bond University Preparation Program is open to Australian students, on a full time, flexible and/ or part-time basis who have completed Australian Year 11 or equivalent or who have commensurate work experience.

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

Study in a university environment and be integrated into the Bond community from day one.

Jordan Cousins: from UPP to Google

As a Bond University College student, you are treated as a Bond University student from day one. This includes having full access to Bond's state-of-the-art facilities including the gymnasium and pool.The Bond University Preparation Program guarantees students a place in the undergraduate course of their choice in the faculties of Law, Business, Health Sciences* and Society & Design, provided their grades meet entry requirements. The Bond University Preparation Program also provides access to undergraduate programs at other Australian universities.
*with the exception of Medicine.

What our students say

“Applying to a university in term three of Year 11 is certainly no typical process. But Bond University is no typical institution, and that is evident the moment you first step onto campus. Bond is here for their students, and makes it their mission to give them every opportunity. Bond University College is an invaluable educational experience for any aspiring student. You are immersed in learning environment that is supportive and inspiring - all while exposing students to the same rigorous academic structure and social lifestyle as any other university student. The wide variety of faculties touched upon offers students the opportunity to refine their strengths and improve skills whilst exposing which areas are most appealing and others perhaps not so much. The true gift of Bond University College is the silver platter of options offered to ensure the degree followed thereafter is something one will be truly happy following as a career”.

Isabel Byrne UPP Student

Key features

  • Small class sizes offering personalised attention and support
  • Study in a university environment, with full-use of the university facilities from day one and become a valued member of the Bond community
  • Accelerate your pathway to your further studies

About the program

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-00013
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

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

University Preparation Program subject offerings

Students must complete the following six (6) subjects:

Students must also complete two (2) subjects from the following offerings:

View full details on the recommended study sequence and enrolment order for this program.

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 Preparation Program are:

  • $20,776
  • $20,984

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 the Bond University Preparation Program will have completed the academic requirements of Australian Year 11 or an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III.

For more information on academic requirements, email [email protected]

What our academics say

“The University Preparation Program offered at Bond University College contains a broad and valuable range of subjects for students wanting to enrol in Degree or Diploma courses at Bond University. My name is Annette Bycroft and I have extensive experience teaching in Australian High Schools. I teach ‘Literature in English’ and ‘Academic Skills’ in the University Preparation Program and I incorporate into my subjects the necessary skills to improve students’ speaking, listening, reading, writing, as well as textual analysis abilities. The aim is to prepare them for their further university studies. I want to all of my students to succeed!”

Annette Bycroft Academic Teacher, Bond University College