How to apply – undergraduate and pathways

Postgraduate Application

As a direct-entry university, Notre Dame's admissions process is unique and goes beyond a single score. Entry is based not only on your academic record as your personal qualities, motivation to study, contribution to school or community life are also considered. Plus you'll get the opportunity to ask us questions when we get to know you at an interview.

You will need to apply directly to our in-house Admissions Office, not through the TISC system. The application process involves the following 5 stages:

Application process
  1. Apply direct – submit application form
  2. Interview – eligible applicants will be invited to an interview
  3. Offer – successful applicants receive offers by email and post
  4. Accept your offer – within 14 days of receiving offer
  5. Enrolment – make it official at an enrolment session

If you are an international student please register here.

Please note applications for the Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Physiotherapy (and Physio/BESS double degree) for Semester 1, 2018 are closed.

You will need to submit the following:
  • Application Form – electronic or print version
  • Certified copies of your academic basis for entry (e.g. school reports, STAT results, academic transcript)
  • Certified copy of your proof of citizenship/residency
  • Any other supporting documentation including CV, references (optional)
  • Personal statement – 300 words

  • Submit an electronic application form, or
  • Download a print version of the application form post your application to: or hand deliver it to us at the Admissions Office on 21 High St in Fremantle. Please note you'll need to refer to the course tables on page 64 of the Course Guide for your course code.
What do I include in my personal statement?

We know you're more than your ATAR, that's why we ask you to tell us about yourself and your motivations for studying your chosen course. It's a key part of our unique admissions process, which goes beyond a single score.

Tell us about your passions, dreams, motivations and any work or community experience you have had. Your personal statement should be 300 words and reflect your aspirations, interests and any work or community experience. 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 course?
  • Your leadership roles
  • Your volunteering, sport, church and community involvement
When can I apply?

If you are in Year 12, you can apply as soon as you have received your mid-year results. For those who have finished school or completed other studies at a Registered Training Organisation or other Higher Education Provider, you can apply at any time as applications and offers are processed as they are received by the Admissions Office.

What kind of applicant am I?

If this is your first degree, you will fall under one of these three categories of undergraduate applicants:

  1. School leaver applicant - are under 20 years of age on 1 March in your year of admission and have not completed any post-secondary study (attended a Registered Training Organisation or university).
  2. Post school leaver applicant - have completed Year 12 in the last 5 years
  3. Mature age applicant - over 20 years of age as of 1 March in their year of admission OR those under 20 who have completed some post-secondary study (attended a Registered Training Organisation or university), STAT test or a bridging program.

Questions? Please call us on 08 9433 0537.

For details about our Admissions terminology & criteria, and student profile data, please refer to the Supplementary Admissions Information Guide.