Student Hardship Assistance Fund

Donate to the Student Hardship Assistance Fund

As an extension of the University’s commitment to pastoral care, the Student Hardship Assistance Fund offers support to students who need emergency assistance while continuing their studies at The University of Notre Dame Australia.

This Fund exists because of the ongoing generosity of our University community and has been set up to assist students that face unexpected, financial hardship, ensuring they have the best chance possible to overcome adversity and complete their university studies.

The Fund provides up to $1000 per student for the critical support they need while studying. Students can apply online and some have already done so.

The University relies on philanthropic support via our Annual Appeal to ensure that we can provide an enriching educational experience, fulfilling commitments to the community and providing financial assistance to ensure all our students have access to the same life-changing experiences.

Our focus this year is the Student Hardship Assistance Fund. If you feel led to make a gift to the University to replenish this essential source of student support, we would be grateful to hear from you. Your donations are put to work in a myriad of ways, always with the welfare and education of our students at the forefront.

This financial support will help our students who may be facing unforeseen hardships and unanticipated expenses - to pay for groceries, medical expenses, or provide technology for students experiencing barriers to online learning at home.

Thank you for your continued support of Notre Dame.

Donate to the Student Hardship Assistance Fund

Apply for the Student Hardship Assistance Fund

How to make a gift

  • By credit card

    To make an online gift with a credit card, please click here.

  • By mail

    The fastest way to give is to make your gift online.

    You can also mail a cheque made out to The University of Notre Dame Australia. Please include a note telling us how to direct your gift and send to:

    The University of Notre Dame Australia
    Advancement Unit
    19 Mouat Street (PO Box 1225)
    Fremantle WA 6959

    Credit card gifts may also be made by mail via a Gift Form to the above address.

  • By leaving a bequest

    You can make an enduring difference by helping the University realise its vision of providing quality Catholic higher education for future generations by leaving a bequest. To find out more please contact us at

  • Contact us

    The fastest way to give is to make your gift online.

    To make a gift with a credit card over the phone, please call us Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm on:

    Fremantle and Broome Campuses
    Telephone: +61 8 9433 0575

    Sydney Campus
    Telephone: +61 02 8204 4652

    General enquiries

    Tel: +61 8 9433 0575