Semester on the Gold Coast

World-class academics and the surf at your doorstep. On Semester on the Gold Coast, you’ll study with a diverse international student body at the top university in Australia - which happens to be smack in the middle of paradise.

Semester on the Gold Coast at Bond University offers two 14-week semesters, beginning in September, and January. You can easily find a semester that fits with your study abroad schedule. Bond has received Australia’s highest ratings for innovation, research, and academics (2010 Good Universities Guide).

GPA Required: 2.5. If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement, do not despair! Use the "Contact An Advisor" button on this page or call us to let us know your situation. We'll do all we can to find the right program for you.

How to choose your courses 
Now the fun part! As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found in the CISabroad Application Page. The following instructions will guide you through the steps. You can select from four departments: the Faculty of Business, Technology, and Sustainable Development; the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, and the Faculty of Law.

Course load: 3–4 classes (12–16 US credits). You can take up to 4 classes per semester.

Course approval:
It is best to get 7–8 classes approved before you go abroad. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.

Course descriptions and catalog: Click here to view the entire list of courses that Bond has to offer. 

How to read the Bond University course catalog
You will find classes offered at the 100, 200, and 300 levels. The 200- and 300-level classes at Bond are often equivalent to classes you take in your junior and senior years in the US. They will likely have prerequisites. Make sure you select only those classes that say "Yes" in the Study Abroad column, and double-check that the class is offered during the month you are starting at Bond.