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Bond University, Gold Coast

Queensland, Australia

About Bond University, Gold Coast

The Bond University is non- profit institution and was established in the year 1989 by Mr. Alan Bond. It is a private university. The main purpose of establishing Bond University was to provide world-class educational experience to its students.
It is known to be the only Australian University that has designed its academic calendar similar to that of US Universities. This means if you want to study in the US for one semester, you can do without affecting your pre-decided graduation date.
The Bond University has been ranked No.1 in terms of Student satisfaction in the year 2013 by Boss MBA rankings of AFR. This university is well-known for its courses in Business Management and law. It has received 5-star ratings by Good Universities Guide in 2012.

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A$29,000 (~US$20,900) /year
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A$7,100 (~US$5,200) /year
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The Bond University is located in Robina, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The Gold Coast has a great climate, excellent beaches and nightlife. There are a couple of low-cost Indian vegetarian eateries in Gold Coast. If you are a vegetarian you are not going to have any problems in terms of food. Also, the University is easily accessible by public transport.


The campus of Bond University was designed and developed by Mr. Daryl Jackson. The campus has several sandstone buildings and man-made Lake Orr. The campus also has many recreational facilities such as swimming pool, tennis courts, gymnasiums, squash courts, volleyball court and multipurpose sports centre.
The Bond University has two libraries, the main library and the law library. Some of the features of the main library and law library are free WI-FI, computers with printing and scanning facilities, group study rooms, technology room, café and a charge bar.
The multi-media learning centre allows students to access collaborative and friendly learning platforms and high-quality computer technology. It has laptop booths, global links foundation room and many other facilities.
The University also has legal skills centre, amphitheatre, live trading room, Health sciences and medical building faculty, research centre and a school of architecture.

Residing Options

There are a number of residing options on Bond University campus. You can live alone or share it with a roommate. All the residence areas are fully air-conditioned with proper laundry and linen services. If you wish to book on-campus accommodation then you can go to Myroom website and book on-campus accommodation.
It is compulsory to take the meal plan if you are taking on-campus accommodation. Also, there are plenty of off-campus accommodation and homestay options.
It is likely that you will find off-campus accommodation is much cheaper compared to on-campus accommodation.


The climate of the Gold Coast is perfect for outdoor events. The summers and winters are mild. You can enjoy the beautiful beaches of Gold Coast in both the seasons. The Gold coast receives an annual rainfall of 140mm. Also, there are many rainforests and mountain creeks with beautiful climatic conditions at Gold Coast and they are ideal locations for summer picnics. At Bond University, Gold Coast, you need not worry much about winter wear. A single warm jacket will suffice.

Faculty and pedagogy

The student teacher ratio at Bond University is 11:1. The professors at Bond University focus on practical learning. They include plenty of real-life case studies during their lectures. The teachers are very approachable in case if you have any doubts or queries.
The teachers at Bond University have implemented an open-door approach that enables them to mentor students even after they have graduated from Bond University. It is most likely that you are going to be in touch with your professors for the rest of your life and you can approach them anytime for any kind of advice.

Financial aid

Bond University offers plenty of scholarships to the brightest students across the globe. It offers scholarships for tuition remission, academic merit, community leadership and sports achievements. The scholarships generally offer 50 percent of the tuition remission. If you are truly a deserving student you will get some financial benefit.

Jobs and placements

The career centre at the Bond University offers all the solutions related to placements and careers. They help with proper career counselling as well as job search according to your calibre and interests. The placement centre will also help you find internships as per your requirements. However, there is not much clarity on whether they have 100 percent placements of the students.


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  • Verdict

    Bond University can give you an edge over others in terms of its location and infrastructure, apart from the learning and exposure it offers but, there is no clarity whether all the students get placed. Further, there are not much student organisations or clubs for student activities. Overall, if you can overlook the flaws, this University is a decent place to study. You should consider enrolling in the University.

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