How to apply – international students

Notre Dame considers every applicant on an individual basis, making the admissions process, like the Notre Dame study experience, focused on the whole person.

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 need to know

Entry to Notre Dame is based on the following:

  • Personal qualities, motivation to study and academic potential
  • Contribution to school, church or community life
  • Academic record, including English language proficiency
  • Interview with an academic staff member

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
  • Evidence of your ability to pay tuition fees and living expenses while in Australia
  • If your name differs from that on any of your supporting documentation you'll require proof of your change of name (e.g. marriage certificate, change of name certificate, etc.)
  • If you are applying for a Postgraduate by Research program you'll require an initial research proposal

Using an education agency

If you are using an education agent, your agent will submit your application and supporting documentation on your behalf.

If applicable, the specified agency/agent will be authorised to access and discuss your application for admission and your academic record to The University of Notre Dame Australia with University staff. This authorisation will be applicable for the duration of the application process and, if applicable, the duration of your studies at Notre Dame unless otherwise directed by the applicant.

The interview

An interview is an integral part of the admissions process for all students at Notre Dame. Interviews are intended to provide prospective students with an opportunity to discuss their preferred courses and life at Notre Dame. It is also a chance for applicants to share some of their important personal achievements and aspirations. Interviews for international students living offshore are conducted by Notre Dame staff by telephone, while onshore international student interviews take place on campus. Interviews usually take between 20 to 30 minutes.

Admissions process

1. Application received by the Admissions Office
2. Acknowledgment of application by email
3. Assessment by the Admissions Office
4. Interview by the academic staff member and admissions officer
5. Receive your offer and invoice for tuition fees
6. Accept your offer and make fee payment
7. Receive eCoE and apply for your student visa

  • 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*Tier 2*Tier 3*
    Australia ATAR 70 or higher 80 or higher 90 or higher
    United Kingdom GCE A Levels Minimum of 5 points taken 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*=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 taken 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
    China National College Entrance Exam (Gao Kao) A minimum of 63% of the overall score A minimum of 70% of the overall score A minimum of 75% of the overall score
    Hong Kong Hong Kong Diploma (HKDSE) Minimum score of 15 calculated using the best 5 subjects Minimum score of 17 calculated using the best 5 subjects Minimum score of 22 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)​ 75% overall for best 4 academic subjects 80% overall for best 4 academic subjects

    85% overall for best 4 academic subjects

    Indonesia Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (SKHUN/STK) An overall average grade of at least 80%   
    Secondary School Certificate of Completion (Ijazah, previously STTB) An overall average grade of at least 80%   
      Indonesian university study Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution. Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution achieving Grade 2.5 average or above Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution achieving Grade 3 average or above
    Vietnam Bang tot ngiep Trung hoc Pho thong (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) Successful completion with a minimum average of 8.0 from the national exam, with the Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung as proof of graduation Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution achieving 7.0 average or above. Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution achieving 8.5 average or above.
    Philippines High School Diploma plus SATs A completed High School Diploma and a score of 1180/1600 (post 2016) or 1640/2390 (pre 2016) A completed High School Diploma and a score of 1280/1600 (post 2016) A completed High School Diploma and a score of 1360/1600 (post 2016)
    Singapore Singapore-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
    Malaysia STPM (Malaysia High School Certificate) Minimum of 6 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects or higher Minimum of 9 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 Education Certificate (UEC) Completion of UEC with a minimum average of B4 from the best 5 academic subjects Completion of UEC with a minimum average of B3 from the best 5 academic subjects Completion of UEC with a minimum average of A2 from the best 5 academic subjects
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education (Mathayom VI) Successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution achieving C+ (2.5) average or above Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution achieving B (3.0) average or above
    USA Advanced Placement (AP) Completion of a minimum of 2 AP subjects with 7 points or higher and final Grade 12 High School Diploma.   
    High School Diploma plus SATs A completed High School Diploma and a score of 1180/1600 (post 2016) or 1640/2390 (pre 2016) A completed High School Diploma and a score of 1280/1600 (post 2016) A completed High School Diploma and a score of 1360/1600 (post 2016)
    American College Test (ACT) Composite score not less than 24 and a completed High School Diploma   
    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
    Brazil Certificado de Ensino Medio Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution   
    Colombia Bachiller or Bachillerato Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution   
    Sri Lanka Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education A Level (2000 and onwards) 5
    A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
    Calculated from a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 A Level subjects
    8
    A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
    Calculated from a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 A Level subjects
    12
    A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
    Calculated from a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 A Level subjects
    ANY French Baccalaureate Grade average of 10 or higher Grade average of 12 or higher Grade average of 14 or higher
    ANY International Baccalaureate Total score of 24 or higher Total score of 28 or higher Total score of 33 or higher
    ANY Western Australian Universities’ Foundation Program (WAUFP) CPS 53 or higher CPS 60 or higher CPS 70 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