FAQs

  • What is a double degree and what double degree programs does Notre dame offer?

    Employers value graduates who have a broad education encompassing more than one specific area of study. The University of Notre Dame Australia has a range of double degree programs available. Explore our degrees here to find out more.

    Some possible combinations include:     Length (years)
     
    Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Behavioural Science4
    Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism) / Bachelor of Behavioural Science4
    Bachelor of Biomedical Science / Bachelor of Arts4
    Bachelor of Biomedical Science / Bachelor of Preventive Health4
    Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Arts4
    Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Behavioural Science4
    Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Communications and Media4
    Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science4
    Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management4
    Bachelor of Communications and Media/ Bachelor of Arts4
    Bachelor of Communications and Media/ Bachelor of Behavioural Science4
    Bachelor of Counselling / Bachelor of Behavioural Science4
    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care)/Bachelor of Arts5
    Bachelor of Education (Primary) / Bachelor of Arts5
    Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts5
    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care)/Bachelor of Behavioural Science5
    Bachelor of Education (Primary) / Bachelor of Behavioural Science5
    Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Behavioural Science5
    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care)/Bachelor of Science5
    Bachelor of Education (Primary) / Bachelor of Science5
    Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Science5
    Bachelor of Human Resource Management / Bachelor of Arts4
    Bachelor of Human Resource Management / Bachelor of Behavioural Science4
    Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts5
    Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism)5
    Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Behavioural Science5
    Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Biomedical Science5
    Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce6
    Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Communications and Media5
    Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Human Resource Management6
    Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Marketing and Public Relations6
    Bachelor of Law / Bachelor of Philosophy5
    Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science5
    Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Theology (proposed)5
    Bachelor of Marketing and Public Relations / Bachelor of Arts4
    Bachelor of Marketing and Public Relations / Bachelor of Behavioural Science4
    Bachelor of Marketing and Public Relations / Bachelor of Communications and Media4
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy / Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science5
    Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts4
    Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Behavioural Science4
    Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Management / Bachelor of Communications and Media4
    Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Management / Bachelor of Science4
    Bachelor of Philosophy / Bachelor of Theology5
  • Once I am admitted to a program at Notre Dame, can I change to another program?

    In many instances, changing between program is possible, however, it is only possible with the approval of the Deans of the relevant School or areas of study. Entry requirements for the planned program of enrolment must be met.

  • Once I have been accepted to a program at Notre Dame, can I defer my enrolment? Can I take time off during my studies?

    In most instances, this is possible, with the approval of the Dean of the School you are studying in. Application must be made in writing to the relevant Dean. Normally, no more than one year without enrolment is allowed, and all degrees must be completed within certain time limits.

  • Can I study part time?

    Most courses on offer at Notre Dame allow part time enrolment by students, you should discuss your study plan with the relevant course coordinator at the admissions interview.

  • Can I study off-campus or in external mode?

    The University of Notre Dame Australia provides a sense of community and belonging to each of our students. We have a commitment to the highest levels of pastoral care and personal service. Part of this commitment is to enable as much lecturer-student interaction as possible.

    Research throughout Australia and in other countries has revealed that students who are not regularly exposed to face-to-face interaction with fellow students and staff tend to drop out at a much higher rate than those who are. For these reasons, most of Notre Dame's courses are offered only in on-campus (internal) mode. Where the unit content enables effective communication of course goals as well as regular interaction between students and academic staff, particular units within courses may be offered by correspondence or via the internet.

    Students should discuss their requirements with the course coordinator when making application for enrolment, or contact the Prospective Students Office here.

  • Can I transfer between courses at different universities and what credit can I get for previous study?

    You can, see more information on Advanced standing on the Fremantle campus, and the Sydney campus.

  • What types of financial assistance are available?

    Click here for more information on HELP programs.

  • What student services are available?

    Click here for more information on Student Support.

    Click here for information on Health and Wellbeing.

    Click here for information on Life on Campus.

  • What housing facilities does Notre Dame offer?

    There are plenty of accommodation options on and off campus, in Sydney, Fremantle and Broome. To see more information on accommodation, click here.

  • Can I get part time work and are there any jobs on-campus?

    There are many opportunities for students to approach local businesses near our campuses and gain part time work. A student employment scheme is also in operation to provide students with the opportunity to reduce their debt through employment at the University. Contact student services or the careers office here for more details.

  • How will I know my way around campus?

    The buildings and classrooms at Notre Dame are organised in a very logical manner, and students find it very easy to get from class to class. If, however, you do get lost, just ask another friendly student or member of staff and they will help you get where you are going.

    Campus maps are available here.

  • Where can I get more information about the University?

    If you are an Australian citizen or resident, we have a large range of information we can send you, including general university information, course and program specific information, and leaflets on specific subjects.

    Get in touch with the Prospective Students Office here.

  • My degree was completed more than 10 years ago. What does that mean?

    A previous university degree will meet the entry requirements for most courses. Degrees which have been awarded more than 10 years prior to the date of enrolment, will not be considered for advanced standing, but may meet academic entry requirements.

  • Should I provide my Degree certificate or transcripts of study?

    When applying to the University, it is essential to submit approved copies of your transcripts and the degree certificate. The transcript should state that the program is complete. If this is not stated, an approved copy of the award must also be included.

  • Can I apply for recognition of prior learning (advanced standing)?

    Yes, applicants who have successfully completed courses at other tertiary or further education institutions in Australia or overseas within the last 10 years may be eligible for Advanced Standing. It is recommended that applicants seeking Advanced Standing discuss this possibility during their admissions interview. After receiving an offer, applicants should submit an Application for Advanced Standing to the Dean of the relevant School at the time of enrolment.

  • I have international qualifications, but am applying as a domestic student. What do I do?

    Complete an undergraduate application form and include copies of your international qualifications in the correct format. If your qualifications are in a language other than English, you must have your qualification translated and provide the Admissions Office with certified copies of the translation and qualification or award. You may also have to provide proof of English proficiency.

  • What is an approved copy?

    An approved copy is a photocopy of an original document that has been sighted, stamped, dated and signed by a certifying agent (such as a Justice of the Peace, pharmacist, medical practitioner, principal or teacher) as a true copy of the original. We also accept scanned copies of your original documents in colour. For more information see notredame. edu.au/study/documents.

  • Can I defer and if so, for how long?

    Yes, you can defer your place in most programs for 6 or 12 months (maximum). Complete the Request for Deferred Commencement form found in your offer pack, outlining the reasons for deferral and send it to fremantle.admissions@nd.edu.au. You can also take time off during your studies (leave of absence). No more than four semesters leave of absence over the length of the program is allowed, and all degrees must be completed within certain time limits.

  • I am going away during the admissions process, what can I do?

    If you are away and are not able to deal personally with your application, you can authorise a person to act on your behalf. To do so, contact the Admissions Office on 08 9433 0537.

  • Once I am admitted to Notre Dame, can I change to another program?

    In many instances, changing between programs is possible, providing entry requirements are met. Please complete a Change of Program form and seek approval from the Dean of the relevant School. Please note, if you wish to commence a program in Law, Nursing, Health & Physical Education, Education (Secondary) or Physiotherapy, you will need to complete a new application form and personal statement and submit them to the Admissions Office and be considered with all other applicants for these programs.