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University Overview

Inspired by one of the greatest Catholic universities in the world, the University of Notre Dame in the United States, Notre Dame Australia brings to Australian education the vibrant traditions of a Catholic university together with the rich history of one of the world's premier universities.

The University of Notre Dame, Australia, located in the heart of Fremantle, has the unique quality of being a 'Town University'. Present and past merge into a rich mix of cultures and traditions typical of the older university towns of Europe. Strolling through arcades and streets bursting with markets, coffee shops and restaurants specialising in all styles of cuisine and within reach of some of the best beaches in Australia, it is easy to see why the University's founders chose such a magnificent location for the beautiful campus.

Notre Dame aims to remain a small, private university committed to ensure that students receive a personalised, high quality education. It offers a caring and friendly learning environment dedicated to providing courses that are challenging, relevant and responsive to student, employer and community needs.

The University attracts students from a range of cultural and religious backgrounds, which produces an exciting and vital atmosphere on campus. Students are drawn from such countries as South-East Asia, North Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and the USA.


Undergraduate studies at Notre Dame provide students with an excellent standard of training for their profession of choice within the context of Catholic faith and values. Students can choose a program based on different study areas such as arts and sciences, business, education, health sciences, nursing and midwifery, philosophy and theology and physiotherapy. They may also study a double degree.

The basic entry requirement for admission in Notre Dame is an ATAR ranking. For students who do not have an adequate ATAR or have not studied for a few years, Notre Dame's alternative entry pathways may be able to help them. Aside from all these, the university also offers study abroad and overseas internship programs for undergraduate students.


Postgraduate courses at Notre Dame are divided according to coursework and research. Students can choose from a wide variety of study areas which includes arts and sciences, business, education, health sciences, law, medicine, nursing and midwifery, philosophy and theology and physiotherapy.

Notre Dame places great importance on research thus it supports eligible research students by providing them with resource allocation, stipend scholarships, financial assistance and fee remission. Career assistance and counselling services are some examples of other postgraduate support programs at Notre Dame.

Study Online

There is currently no study online information for University of Notre Dame check with the University directly to find out if they have started offering study online programs.

International Students

The University of Notre Dame understands that overseas students are an integral part of the student community thus they prepared effective support services for them. To ensure that international students come prepared to Australia, the university provides pre-departure guidance discussing how to obtain a student visa, important documents to bring and the quarantine guide. Notre Dame also provides assistance in finding temporary accommodation for students.

After arriving in Australia, the university helps students find a permanent home. Accommodation options include shared accommodation, renting or leasing and homestays/full board. Notre Dame also guides students if they wish to open a bank account and telephone and internet access. Once students are settled in, they are required to attend orientations and international student activities. Aside from these services, Notre Dame has a wide array of international student scholarships.

Tuition Fees

University of Notre Dame tuition fees vary depending on student status and the course being undertaken. International students are generally required to pay the full fee for undergraduate study while both local and undergraduate students can be required to pay the full fee for postgraduate study. Sample average indicative fees from Notre Dame include:


Business:$24,714   Arts/Education:$24,714   Engineering/Science:$37,071  


MBA:$28,772   Arts/Education:$24,714   Engineering/Science:$37,071  

Check with the University directly for the cost of study of the courses in which you have an interest or you can check out the Australian universities with the lowest fees for international students for more general information.


Notre Dame offers a comprehensive scholarships program for undergraduate and postgraduate students. These scholarships are funded by the university, industry and non-profit organizations, which are available to potential and currently enrolled students. Students who have good academic performance can apply for academic merit scholarships which are available in different study areas such as arts and sciences, business, education, health sciences, law, medicine, nursing and physiotherapy.

Postgraduate research scholarships as well as master's and PhD scholarships are also available at the university. Other scholarships on offer include government scholarships, fellowships, scholarships for aboriginal and Torres Strait islander students, international students, overseas scholarships, professional and regional scholarships.

University Life

With Notre Dame Fremantle campus' state-of-the-art sporting and recreation facilities and a wide variety of social and competitive sports to choose from, university life is well-balanced. Student life is made even better with the university's social activities and events, travel excursions and walking tours intended solely for students to enjoy. Students can also pursue their interests with university clubs and societies. Support services are also available at the Fremantle campus.

Campus life at Notre Dame Sydney is more or less the same in Fremantle. There are different, social and sports activities and programs in place. Through student services, students can access information on sports, social and cultural activities, careers and employment advice and counselling referrals.Student Services are also dedicated to providing personal, professional and pastoral services to students. Other support programs include financial assistance and scholarships.

Student Reviews

Notre Dame student reviews contain positive feedback with regards to the university's faculty and staff. According to students, lecturers and tutors are very knowledgeable and passionate about their craft while the non-teaching staff are similarly friendly and accommodating.

Comments from the student reviews also show how much students appreciate the university's social and fun atmosphere. Students appreciate that they have a very active student body which organises social events enabling them to meet other students and make new friends.

Aside from all this, a significant feature common in the student reviews is about Notre Dame's good facilities. Students mention that facilities are always open and accessible whenever students need to use them.

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