Bond University Indigenous

Indigenous program

Channelled through the Nyombil Indigenous Support Centre, the matrix of financial, academic, cultural and personal support tailored specifically for our Indigenous students has seen Bond University achieve on of the highest retention rates in Australia for its students. 

When you make the decision to contribute to Bond University’s Indigenous education programs, you are creating a legacy that is so much bigger than you will ever know. Your investment today will impact on our bright young Indigenous scholars for their entire lives, as they create change and build a better future for Indigenous Australians.   

Currently, Indigenous students comprise less than 2% of the domestic enrolments at Australian universities (Department of Education, 2019) and their rates of completion are significantly lower than the national average.  

However, with less than 5000 students on campus and the lowest student:staff ratio of any university in Australia, Bond University is uniquely placed to provide a personalised and supported educational experience for Indigenous students from across Australia and our student’s success speak for themselves.  

For more information please visit Indigenous Program and Students.

For more information please visit Nyombil Indigenous Support Centre.

Indigenous Gala

The Indigenous Gala is a signature event on the University’s annual calendar. It serves as both a major fundraising exercise and an opportunity to promote Indigenous culture to the wider community.  

Under the patronage of Dr Patrick Corrigan AM, the event is a celebration of Indigenous culture featuring high profile Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and entertainers, as well as past and present Indigenous students. The night also includes a live art auction and silent auction.   

The event attracts over 500 corporate and community attendees from all over Australia and, since 2010, has succeeded in raising almost $2.5 million for scholarships, grants and bursaries.  

For more information please visit Indigenous Gala.