Bond University is Australia’s first private not-for-profit university and is located in Robina, Gold Coast, Queensland. Since its opening on 15 May 1989, Bond University has primarily been a teaching-focused higher education institution featuring a three-semester-per-year timetable. It is also famous for its legal education which ranks top 3 in Australia in terms of graduate employment rate.
The university is ranked #20 in the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings of the Best Small Universities in the World.
Admission is through Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre based on Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
Students at Bond University have access to a number of academic, technological and recreational facilities.
Recent alterations to the campus facilities include:
- The re-designed Faculty of Law building, including the John and Alison Kearney Law Library,opened in January 2018, including a showcase moot court, the third at the independent Gold Coast university, and additional space for Bond’s community law clinics, along with 10 new teaching spaces, a new reception and foyer, an open-plan lounge, a student hub and offices for the three main law student associations.
- The Balnaves Foundation Multimedia Learning Centre, named in honour of University benefactor, Dr Neil Balnaves, AO – a $3.4million technology-rich student facility opened in March 2010.In January 2017, a new Digital Media Hub was added to the facility, including a micro studio featuring a green screen, study lounge areas, and individual digital media workstations.
- Limitless, a sculpture by Gold Coast artist Ian Haggerty, was revealed at Bond University to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The artwork features the names of 26,727 students and one hidden message. Limitless sits under The Arch Building. It weighs 1.5 tonnes and the globe at the base is 1.5 meters in diameter.
Other campus facilities at Bond University include:
- The Bond Institute of Health & Sport, a teaching and training facility located 4 km from the Bond University main campus, is composed of clinical skills rooms, simulation spaces, and specialised teaching rooms for allied health programs and research including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and nutrition and dietetics.
- The Legal Skills Centre, situated within the Faculty of Law, officially opened by Governor-General, Quentin Bryce AC, in March 2011.The Legal Skills Centre includes a full-scale electronic moot court.
When you’re considering postgraduate study, it’s all about finding the right fit.
Bond’s Postgraduate Test Drive initiative allows you to try our small class sizes, professional programs and student experience on for size.
With every test drive, you’re in the driver’s seat. Whatever you want to experience, from joining a class of your choice, meeting academics in your chosen field, talking to current students, discussing your options over a coffee with a Program Director, or touring our campus and facilities – the choice is all yours.
And if you’re flying from interstate, you may be eligible for a refund of your flights up to the value of AUD$400.