How to apply – International students

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You can apply directly to the University and there is no application fee.

To apply, please complete the online application form and submit it with all supporting documents.

If you prefer, you can download a print version of the international application form. The application form also contains questions relating to Genuine Temporary Entrant assessment. For more information, please download the International Program Guide.

  • What you'll need to apply

    • Certified copies of your academic basis for entry
    • Certified copies of proof of English language proficiency
    • Certified copy of your proof of citizenship/residency
    • Certified copies of existing Australian visa and/or OSHC (if applicable)
    • Evidence of your ability to pay tuition fees and living expenses while in Australia
    • If you are applying for a Postgraduate by Research program you'll require an initial research proposal
  • Admissions process

    Our admissions process comprises four easy steps:

    1. Apply – direct or via an education agent
    2. Receive your offer – successful applicants receive an offer via email
    3. Accept - your offer and make fee payment
    4. Enrol – receive your eCoE and apply for your student visa (if applicable), and enrol at Notre Dame
  • Using an education agent

    Notre Dame enlists the help of selected registered education agents who can assist you with your application process free of charge.

    To apply to Notre Dame through one of our registered agents you can contact them directly through our list of our official agents.

  • English language proficiency requirements

    The University of Notre Dame Australia requires applicants to achieve minimum academic and English language proficiency standards/requirements. This ensures that applicants are sufficiently competent in the English language, allowing them to participate effectively in their chosen program and achieve the expected program outcomes.

    Applicants can demonstrate their English language proficiency by completing an English language test or through previous secondary or tertiary study as outlined at the English language proficiency requirements page.

    Notre Dame offers an English language program for international students.

  • Academic entry requirements

    Academic minimum entry requirements for international applicants

    Indicative academic minimum entry requirements for undergraduate programs are as follows. Applicants must also meet English language proficiency entry requirements. High school qualifications must be completed within the last five years.

    CountryQualificationTier 1 ProgramsTier 2 ProgramsTier 3 Programs
    Worldwide Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP) (CPS) CPS 53 or higherCPS 60 or higherCPS 70 or higher
    GCE A Level Minimum of 6 points from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2, etc.) or higher Minimum of 8 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (H1 Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higherMinimum of 12 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (H1 Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higher
    International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Total score of 24 or higherTotal score of 28 or higherTotal score of 33 or higher
    Australia ATAR 70 or higher 80 or higher 90 or higher
    BangladeshHigher School Certificate (HSC)  Vocational Higher School CertificateSuccessful completion with a minimum Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higherNo direct entryNo direct entry
    BelgiumDiploma Secundair Onderwijs (Flemish system) Grade average of 13 in the final year results or higher Grade average 15 in the final year results or higher Grade average 17 in the final year results or higher
    Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts (German system) OR Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Superieu Grade average of 13 in the final year results or higher Grade average 15 in the final year results or higher Grade average 17 in the final year results or higher
    BhutanBhutan Higher Secondary Education CertificateAverage of 60% for best 4 academic subjects (excluding local language) or higherAverage of 70% for best 4 academic subjects (excluding local language) or higherAverage of 85% for best 4 academic subjects (excluding local language) or higher
    Bosnia and HerzegovinaDiploma o položenom maturskom ispitu (RS) / Diploma o završenoj srednjoj školi (FiBH) (Secondary School Leaving Diploma)Grade average of 3.0 in the final year results or higherGrade average of 4.0 in the final year results or higherGrade average of 5.0 in the final year results or higher
    Brazil Diploma de Ensino Médio (Middle Education Diploma) OR Certificado de Conclusão de 2º Grau (Certificate of Conclusion of Second Level) No direct entry No direct entryNo direct entry
    BruneiInternational Baccalaureate (IB)Total score of 24 or higherTotal score of 27 or higherTotal score of 33 or higher
    CambodiaDiploma of Upper Secondary Education OR Upper Secondary Vocational Diploma (Level 3)No direct entryNo direct entryNo direct entry
    Canada High School Diploma Average of 65 or higher Average of 75 or higher Average of 85 or higher
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Minimum of 30 credits and an average of 65% in an overall of 6 Level 12 subjects, including English or higher Minimum of 30 credits and an average of 75% in an overall of 6 Level 12 subjects, including English or higher Minimum of 30 credits and an average of 85% in an overall of 6 Level 12 subjects, including English or higher
    China National College Entrance Exam (Gao Kao) Successful completion with a minimum score equating to 67% of the maximum overall mark Successful completion with a minimum score equating to 70% of the maximum overall mark Successful completion with a minimum score equating to 75% of the maximum overall mark
    Colombia Bachiller Académico/Técnico No direct entry No direct entryNo direct entry
    FijiFiji Year 13 Certificate Examination (previously Fiji Seventh Form Examination)Average grade 60 in the best 4 subjects or higherAverage grade 70 in the best 4 subjects or higherAverage grade 80 in the best 4 subjects or higher
    FranceFrench BaccalaureateGrade average of 10 or higherGrade average of 12 or higherGrade average of 14 or higher
    GambiaGambia GCE or Oxford A LevelsMinimum of 6 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higherMinimum of 7 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higherMinimum of 12 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higher
    GermanyAbiturGrade average of 3.5 or betterGrade average of 3.17 or betterGrade average of 2.23 or better
    GhanaWester African School CertificateNo direct entryNo direct entryNo direct entry
    GreeceUpper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Apolytirio Lykeio - Previously Apolytirion of Eniaio Lykeio)vGrade average of 14 or higherGrade average of 17 or higherGrade average of 19 or higher
    Hong Kong (HKDSE) Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Combined level score of 15 points from best 6 subjects (4 Core and 2 Electives
    from Category A or C); with Category A subjects - 5**=6, 5*=5.5, 5=5, 4=4,
    3=3, 2=0, 1=0 or Category C subjects - A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
    20; calculated using the best 5 subjects
    Combined level score of 17 points from best 6 subjects (4 Core and 2 Electives
    from Category A or C); with Category A subjects - 5**=6, 5*=5.5, 5=5, 4=4,
    3=3, 2=0, 1=0 or Category C subjects - A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
    20; calculated using the best 5 subjects
    Combined level score of 23 points from best 6 subjects (4 Core and 2 Electives
    from Category A or C); with Category A subjects - 5**=6, 5*=5.5, 5=5, 4=4,
    3=3, 2=0, 1=0 or Category C subjects - A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
    20; calculated using the best 5 subjects
    India India Senior School Certificate (ICSE) awarded by CBSE/​CISCE/NIOS 65% overall for best 4 academic subjects 75% overall for best 4 academic subjects 80% overall for best 4 academic subjects
    Higher Se​condary Certificate (awarded by State Boards except Punjab State Board)​ 70% overall for best 5 academic subjects 80% overall for best 5 academic subjects85% overall for best 5 academic subjects
    IndonesiaSekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 3Successful completion with a minimum average score of the following pending the school passing grade (KKM): Average score of 68% for KKM Score 60;  Average score of 71% for KKM Score 65;  Average score of 74% for KKM Score 70; Average score of 77%  for KKM Score 75; Average score of 80% for KKM Score 80;  Average score of 83% for KKM Score 85. (% calculated from the top four academic subjects completed in the final year of study)Successful completion with a minimum average score of the following pending the school passing grade (KKM): Average score of 76% for KKM Score 60;  Average score of 79% for KKM Score 65;  Average score of 82% for KKM Score 70; Average score of 85% for KKM Score 75; Average score of 88% for KKM Score 80;  Average score of 91% for KKM Score 85. (% calculated from the top four academic subjects completed in the final year of study)Successful completion with a minimum average score of the following pending the school passing grade (KKM): Average score of 84% for KKM Score 60;  Average score of 89.5% for KKM Score 65;  Average score of 91% for KKM Score 70; Average score of 92.5%  for KKM Score 75; Average score of 94% for KKM Score 80;  Average score of 95.5% for KKM Score 85. (% calculated from the top four academic subjects completed in the final year of study)
    Ireland, Republic ofIrish Leaving Certificate (Established) (Scrúdú Cruthaithe na hArdteistiméireachta)Aggregate of 20 in best five higher level subjects in the final year or higherAggregate of 25 in best five higher level subjects in the final year or higherAggregate of 33 in best five higher level subjects in the final year or higher
    ItalyEsame di Stato (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)Grade average of 67 or higherGrade average of 77 or higherGrade average of 88 or higher
    JapanKotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation)Grade average of 3.5 (out of 5) in final year results or higher, based on academic subjectsGrade average of 4.8 (out of 5) in final year results or higher, based on academic subjectsNo direct entry
    KenyaKenya Certificate of Secondary EducationAverage grade of BAverage grade of B+Average grade of A-
    Korea, Republic ofSenior High School Certificate (Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Chorupjang)Average grade A in the final resultsNo direct entryNo direct entry
    KuwaitMiddle Eastern Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Shahadatal-thanawiaal- a’ama)Successful completion with a minimum average grade of 80% in the final year resultsSuccessful completion with a minimum average grade of 85% in the final year resultsNo direct entry
    Maccau, SAREnsino Secundário ComplementarMinimum of 6 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higherMinimum of 7 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higherMinimum of 12 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higher
    Macedonia, Republic ofState MaturaAverage grade of 3.5 or higherAverage grade of 4.0 or higherAverage grade of 4.5 or higher
    MalawiCambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)Minimum of 6 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higherNo direct entryNo direct entry
    Malaysia STPM (Malaysia High School Certificate) Minimum of 6 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higher Minimum of 7 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higher Minimum of 12 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higher
    Unified Chinese Examination (UEC) Aggregate of 20 or lower from best 5 academic subjects (excluding Art, Chinese and Malay) Aggregate of 15 or lower from best 5 academic subjects (excluding Art, Chinese and Malay) Aggregate of 10 or lower from best 5 academic subjects (excluding Art, Chinese and Malay)
    MauritiusUCLES A level / Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC)Minimum of 6 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higherMinimum of 7 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higherMinimum of 12 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higher
    NamibiaNamibia Senior Secondary Certificate (Higher Level)Total score of 6 higher level subjects taken in one examination sitting or higherNo direct entryNo direct entry
    NepalHigher Secondary Education Examination Certificate (HSEB Certificate)Minimum grade of B (60-69%)No direct entryNo direct entry
    NetherlandsVWOGrade average of 6.0 or higherGrade average of 7.5 or higherGrade average of 8.5 or higher
    New ZealandNational Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3Equivalent of eligibility to enter a New Zealand UniversityEquivalent of eligibility to enter a New Zealand UniversityEquivalent of eligibility to enter a New Zealand University
    NigeriaWest African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate OR SSSCNo direct entryNo direct entryNo direct entry
    NorwayVitnemalGrade Point Average of 3.0 or higherGrade Point Average of 4.14 or higherGrade Point Average of 4.9 or higher
    PakistanHigher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or Intermediate CertificateAverage of 65% for best 4 academic subjects or higherAverage of 75% for best 4 academic subjects or higherAverage of 90% for best 4 academic subjects or higher
    RomaniaDiplomă de BacalaureatGrade average of 7.0/10 in the final year results or higherGrade average of 8.5/10 in the final year results or higherGrade average of 9.5/10 in the final year results or higher
    ScotlandScottish Qualifications Certificate Advanced HigherMinimum of 6 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higherMinimum of 7 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higherMinimum of 12 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higher
    SingaporeSingapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Minimum of 6 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (H1 Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higher Minimum of 8 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (H1 Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higher Minimum of 12 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (H1 Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higher
    Forecast Results - GCE A Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) Official Forecast Results with a predicted score of at least 2 points above the published minimum requirements of A Levels or International Baccalaureate (applicable to mid-year intakes only) Official Forecast Results with a predicted score of at least 2 points above the published minimum requirements of A Levels or International Baccalaureate (applicable to mid-year intakes only) No direct entry
    South AfricaNational Senior Certificate (NSC)Minimum average grade of 4.6 (55%) in the best 5 subjects in final year, including Mathematics and English (excluding Life Orientation)Minimum average grade of 6.0 (70%) in the best 5 subjects in final year, including Mathematics and English (excluding Life Orientation)Minimum average grade of 6.5 (75%) in the best 5 subjects in final year, including Mathematics and English (excluding Life Orientation)
    SpainTitulo de BachillerAverage grade of 7 in the final year results or higherAverage grade of 8 in the final year results or higherAverage grade of 9 in the final year results or higher
    Sri Lanka Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Minimum of 6 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, S=1 Minimum of 7 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, S=1 Minimum of 12 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, S=1
    TaiwanSenior High School Diploma/Senior Vocational Diploma80% from Senior High School or Junior College Diploma credit grades or higher90% from Senior High School or Junior College Diploma credit grades or higherNo direct entry
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education (Mathayom 6) Successful completion of Matayom 6 with GPA of 3.0 or better No direct entry No direct entry
    UgandaUganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)Minimum of 6 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higherMinimum of 7 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higherMinimum of 12 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higher
    USA Advanced Placement (AP) Completion of a minimum of 2 AP subjects with 7 points or higher and final Grade 12 High School Diploma Completion of a minimum of 2 AP subjects with 8 points or higher and final Grade 12 High School DiplomaCompletion of a minimum of 3 AP subjects with 11 points or higher and final Grade 12 High School Diploma
    High School Diploma plus SAT US High School Diploma with a GPA of 2.5 or higher AND a total score of 1090 out of 1600 in the SAT US High School Diploma with a GPA of 2.8 or higher AND a total score of 1120 out of 1600 in the SAT US High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or higher AND a total score of 1140 out of 1600 in the SAT
    American College Test (ACT) Composite score not less than 24 and a completed High School Diploma No direct entryNo direct entry
    United Kingdom GCE A Level Minimum of 6 points from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higher Minimum of 8 points from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higher Minimum of 12 points from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higher
    VenezuelaTítulo de Bachiller/Título de Técnico MedioNo direct entryNo direct entryNo direct entry
    Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) Successful completion with a minimum average of 7.0 from the national exam in 4 subjects, with the Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung as proof of graduation No direct entry No direct entry
    Zambia ZCSE No direct entry No direct entry No direct entry
    Zimbabwe ZIMSEC 'A' Levels Minimum of 6 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higherMinimum of 7 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higher Minimum of 12 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higher

    *Tier 1 refers to undergraduate programs in the following schools:

    • School of Arts & Sciences
    • School of Business
    • School of Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Education (Sydney; Primary and Early Childhood programs, Fremantle)

    *Tier 2 refers to undergraduate programs in the following schools:

    • School of Education (Secondary degrees & double degrees, Fremantle)

    *Tier 3 refers to undergraduate programs in the following schools:

    • School of Law
    • School of Physiotherapy

  • Contact us

    If you have any questions, book a guided application session with an International Student Advisor.

    Fremantle Campus

    19 Mouat Street, Fremantle WA
    PO Box 1225, Fremantle WA 6959
    Tel: +61 8 9433 0873
    Email: international@nd.edu.au

    Sydney Campus

    140 Broadway, Chippendale NSW
    PO Box 944, Broadway NSW 2007
    Tel: +61 2 8204 4229
    Email: international@nd.edu.au