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Graduate Programs

Why Bond?

  • Most Masters programs at Bond are 1 yr (Law, DPT and Psychology are 2 yrs).
  • Three semesters per year with starts available in January, May or September.
  • Bond is Australia's #1 rated university.
  • Bond is ranked in the Top 20 Best Small Universities in the world by Times Higher Education.
  • Australia is the worlds #1 English speaking country for education.
  • Bond is the World's #1 Beachside University (according to Study International).
  • Bond's Business and Law Students are world champions.
  • The Bond Business School is AACSB and EQUIS accredited.
  • The staff to student ratio at Bond is 1:10 (one of the worlds lowest)
  • USA Financial Aid (FAFSA based Stafford and PLUS loans) can be used at Bond University.
  • Canada Student Loans (eg. OSAP, BC Student Aid, Alberta Student Aid) can be used at Bond.

Communication and Media

Master of Communication (incl. journalism & public relations)


Health Sciences

Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) - May intake only

Master of Sports Management

Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice - May intake only

Master of Occupational Therapy - May & September intake only


Humanities and International Sciences

Master of Arts

Master of International Relations


Social Sciences

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours program)

Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science

Master of Psychology (Clinical) - May intake only

Master of Criminology

Academics from The Real World

Bond’s unbeatable edge is its genuine commitment to the individual. Studying in small classes, you’ll have one-on-one access to some of world's leading academics who mentor each student through an open door policy.


Bond's professors, lecturers and guest speakers are internationally renowned for their unique blend of high-level academic qualifications and real-life practical experience consulting to major corporations worldwide. We also have a number of visiting professors from all over the world who bring an international perspective to our teaching.

Fast Track Graduation

As a year round school, most Graduate Programs at Bond are completed in 3 semesters (1 year), however, you can choose to take a lighter course load and complete them in 16 months.


Architecture and Actuarial Science programs are completed in 16 months.

Juris Doctor (JD), Psychology and DPT programs are completed in 2 years.


Semester Dates

Bond has 3 intakes per year - September, January and May.

To see the exact dates, refer to Bond 101.


Student VISA to Enter Australia

When traveling to many countries, you need to seek permission from that country to stay for extended periods of time. Accordingly, you will require a student visa to study at Bond. A Student Visa may only be applied for once you are accepted to study at Bond University and you have received your Confirmation of Enrollment. Don't sweat it though. We guide you through this process and make it pain free. It usually takes only 1-2 days to be approved, but it can take up to 4 weeks (if you are required to complete additional steps like a health exam).


Your student visa also permits you to work in Australia (once you have commenced your program at Bond) up to 20 hours per week. Dependents (eg. partner or spouse) can work unlimited hours. The visa will allow you to enter Australia 4 months before your program begins and will expire 2 months after your program is complete.


Jobs and Internships

There are resources on campus (Career Development Centre) and off campus (including Seek and Career One for finding jobs or unpaid jobs (internships) whilst studying on the Gold Coast. There are many jobs in hospitality (restaurant, cafe, bar etc) on the Gold Coast so if you have experience in these, you will likely find part time work.

Using Your Bond Degree in the USA or Canada

Degrees from most other countries are recognized globally. Only a few degrees have licensing requirements to practice that profession (eg. law, accounting, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology), but these degrees can also transfer back to North America with just a few extra steps.


Here are the details for specific professions that require licensing:



The Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) was formed by accounting organizations throughout the world to allow mutual recognition of its members so they can be certified accountants in any other member country. These countries include Australia, USA, Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong, England and Wales, Scotland, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa.

Those who graduate with an accounting degree from Australia and become members of the CAANZ (Chartered Accountants of Australia & New Zealand) can then receive automatic membership with the GAA counterparts in any of the above listed countries (eg. CPA USA, CPA Canada etc).



Graduates with an Australian law qualification (eg. Juris Doctor) are eligible to sit for the bar examination and obtain admission in some American states (eg. New York, California). For other states, you can sit for the Bar once you are already admitted to the Bar in Australia. And there are some states that don’t admit anyone with a non USA law degree. Admission in each state is controlled by local state bar associations and the state supreme courts. Information about admission requirements for foreign law degrees is available through the American Bar Association website. The rules in these jurisdictions should be examined carefully to determine whether you satisfy the requirements. You should review these regularly as they are subject to change. The Bond Law School has no control over admission rules.



To practice law in Canada, you need to be admitted to the Bar in your province. A Bond University law degree (eg. Juris Doctor) is eligible for admission to the Bar, but before you can be admitted, there are certain steps to complete. For complete information on the process, go to our Canadian Law Program page.



A Bond University DPT degree is eligible for licensing in the USA and Canada. There are certain steps to complete to verify your foreign degree is equal to the same degree from your home country (commonly referred to as credentialling). All Bond DPT graduates who return to the USA and Canada have successfully completed this process (ie. a Bond DPT degree is considered equal to an accredited DPT degree in the USA and Canada for the purposes of licensing). We will help you with your submission to the credentialling organizations when you are nearing graduation. For complete information on the process, go to our DPT program page.



A Bond University Master of Occupational Therapy degree is eligible for licensing in the USA and Canada. There are certain steps to complete to verify your foreign degree is equal to the same degree from your home country (commonly referred to as credentialling).

We will help you with your submission to the credentialling organizations when you are nearing graduation. For complete information on the process, go to our Master of Occupational Therapy program page.

Entry Requirements

Each Graduate program has varying admissions requirements. Please complete the Information Request form to learn about the admissions requirements for your program.


Fees, Financial Aid and Scholarships

See Fees & Expenses, Scholarships or USA Financial Aid or Canada Student Loans for more information.


How to Apply

Visit our Application page for complete instructions and the online application form.

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