Studying EAP at Bond University College

About the program

This course is designed to improve your academic English and study skills so you can enrol in Bond University or other higher education courses in Australia and internationally.


The EAP course is a full-time program. There are three levels with each level taking one semester (14 weeks) to complete. Bond University College runs three semesters per year so it is possible to complete all three levels within 12 months and transition seamlessly to degree-level studies at Bond University.

Level One

Level Two

Level Three

Develops language and study skills through planning and writing essays, improving reading speed, learning how to take and organise notes, planning and delivering short speeches and presentations.

Develops writing skills, research skills for essay writing, text analysis skills and note-taking strategies.

Concentrates on developing skills in writing reports and essays, note-taking from written and spoken texts, understanding university lectures, research and study skills, arguments and debates.

EAP 3 Dux Scholarship

14 weeks/1 semester

14 weeks/1 semester

14 weeks/1 semester


In each level, EAP students are assessed in the four macro skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking through:

  • Ongoing assignments throughout the semester
  • A mid-semester exam (Week 7)
  • A final exam (Week 14)
  • Students who successfully complete their level will receive a Bond University College certificate.

Study schedule

Full-time study involves 25 hours per week, with five of those hours being for independent study and/or individual consultation. Intakes for each EAP level are accepted in January, May and September, in line with Bond University’s academic semesters – holiday periods of 3-5 weeks are allocated between each 14-week semester. This allows you to progress easily into the University’s degree programs when the time comes.

Course commencement dates for 2017


Start Date

Finish Date

Semester 1

Study Break (Commonwealth Games)

15 January, 2018

Week 12-13

20 April, 2018

4-15 April, 2018

Semester 2

14 May, 2018

17 August, 2018

Semester 3

10 September, 2018

14 December, 2018

Sample Timetable: EAP

Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesday) Wednesday (free BBQ lunch for all students)
Session 1: 9:00am - 11:00am Session 1: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Session 2: 12:00pm - 2:00pm (followed by consultation time)

Session 2: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (followed by consultation time)


Entry to Bond University College's EAP program is via one of the following methods:

  1. Take Bond University College's EAP entry test and be admitted at the appropriate level based on your results.
  2. Submit IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test results. These will correspond to the following EAP entry levels:
  • Entry to EAP 1 - IELTS 5.0 (with no band score less than 4.5)
  • Entry to EAP 2 - IELTS 5.5 (with no band score less than 5.0)
  • Entry to EAP 3 - IELTS 6.0 (with no band score less than 5.5)

Test scores from PTE and IBT TOEFL demonstrating results equivalent to the IELTS scores listed above are also accepted.

A grade of Distinction or above in EAP Level 3 will satisfy the English language entry criteria for most Bond University degree programs that require an IELTS 7 (no band less than 6.5) entry level.

For more information please go to English Language Requirements.

Each semester, one 25% scholarship is awarded to the Dux in the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP3) program.  A condition to the awarding of this scholarship is that the recipient must not only have outstanding academic ability but also be an excellent role model to all other EAP students. Recipients receive a 25% tuition remission scholarship for either a single or combined degree at Bond University (excluding Bond University's Medical Program, Master of Psychology, and Doctor of Physiotherapy programs).

Students are not required to apply for this scholarship. The successful student(s) in the EAP3 program will be notified each semester of their award.

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