The University of Notre Dame Australia

  • Introduction

    The Notre Dame difference - the top university in Perth and Sydney for 'Learner engagement' and 'Skills development'.

    At Notre Dame, you receive a liberal arts education that sets you up for life and a great career. Our personal and distinctive approach to education is recognised as one of the best in Australia for 'Overall quality of educational experience' in the nationwide Federal Government survey ( by the best critics of all - our students.

    Here is what makes the educational experience at Notre Dame so exceptional:

    Professional experience and employability
    Notre Dame is a national leader when it comes to preparing graduates for a successful career. You learn from academics who have years of professional experience and who are at the forefront of the latest industry trends.

    You have unparalleled opportunities to gain professionals skills and experience through professional placements, internships and mentoring programs to set you up for life beyond university. You will graduate with experience on your CV - a real advantage in getting the job you want. These are some of the reasons why Notre Dame has the highest graduate employment rate in WA.

    It's personal
    Our smaller lecture sizes mean you are on a first-name-basis with your lecturers and have greater access to academics for support. Mentoring and academic support programs help you be successful in your studies.

    Learning to think creatively, critically and compassionately
    In today's world, thinking critically and creatively are essential life skills. These equip you with an increased ability to think and reason - to think big - a vital advantage not only during study, but throughout your life.

    As Australia's first Catholic university, we follow the intellectual traditions and practices of Catholic higher education while welcoming students from all beliefs and backgrounds.

    At Notre Dame, you develop your critical thinking and reasoning skills through study of Core Curriculum courses in Philosophy, Theology and Ethics. You learn how to collaborate, problem solve and the importance of enquiry - all essential skills for building a better world - and skills that are valued by employers.
  • Our locations

    Notre Dame hosts more than 12,000 students across it Campuses coast to coast - in Fremantle's West End, at Broome in the iconic Kimberley region and in the heart of central Sydney.

    Our Fremantle Campus - housed within beautifully restored heritage buildings in the port city's West End - reflects the 'town university' ambience of the great European universities. The iconic Campus is close to the Fremantle Harbour, cafes, shops and all major transport hubs.
  • Study abroad

    Travelling is an education in itself. Getting out of your comfort zone and experiencing other cultures can expand your horizons and worldview in a way no textbook can. You can inject some adventure into your degree with Notre Dame's range of international programs.

    Study Abroad opportunities are offered through partner institutions located in Europe, North America and Asia. Short-term cultural immersion programs take students to destinations such as Cambodia, India, Timor-Leste, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

    Find out more on our website.
  • Admission requirements

    Notre Dame's personalised approach starts with our admissions process, which goes beyond a single score. We also consider you as a person - who you are, what you have done and what you want to do with your life.

    While each program has indicative academic standards that should be met, the admission criteria against which your application will be assessed are much broader. In addition to your academic record we consider your personal qualities, motivation to study and academic potential, your contribution to school, church or community life.

    Applicants who do not meet the minimum admission requirements for their undergraduate program preferences, will be automatically considered for a Pathway program.

    Students apply directly to the University, not through the TISC.

    Find out more about how to apply to Notre Dame.
  • Personal statement

    We know you're a person not a number, that's why we ask you to tell us about yourself and your motivations for studying your chosen program. It's a key part of our unique admissions process, which goes beyond a single score.

    Your personal statement (of 300 words) should reflect your aspirations, interests and any work or community experience. Tell us about your passions, dreams, motivations and any work or community experience you have had. Here are some prompt questions to get you started:
    • What are your interest and aspirations?
    • What you are passionate about?
    • What motivates you?
    • Why have you chosen this Notre Dame program?
    • Your leadership roles
    • Any volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement
  • Explore our degrees

    Notre Dame offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the following Schools:
    • Arts and Sciences
    • Business
    • Education
    • Law
    • Health Sciences
    • Medicine
    • Nursing and Midwifery
    • Physiotherapy
    • Philosophy and Theology
    Explore our degrees on our website.
  • Alternative pathway

    Notre Dame offers a Tertiary Pathway Program designed for students who have not met the requirements for entry into the University's undergraduate degree programs.

    Following successful completion of the Program, students may gain entry to undergraduate studies in the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery and Philosophy and Theology.
  • Scholarships

    Funded by the University, industry, individuals and non-profit organisations, scholarships are offered to prospective and current students. Community involvement and leadership roles, as well as academic performance and financial hardship, are considered as part of the application process.

    Find out more and explore our range of scholarships on our website.
  • Further information

    Notre Dame 1 on 1 advice sessions: 18 - 29 November

    Contact us

    Prospective Student Office
    Visit us at 23 High Street, Fremantle
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
    Call us (08) 9433 0533
    Email us For further information please visit our website.

    CRICOS Provider Code: 01032F