Study at Notre Dame Australia

Notre Dame is a leading Australian university which offers an exceptional educational experience coast to coast. The University has Campuses in Sydney, Perth and Broome and seven Clinical Schools in New South Wales and Victoria.

According to students, we are the top university in Perth and Sydney for 'Skills scale' and 'Graduate employability' in the federal government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (

We also take pride in providing a personal and supported academic experience to all our student’s.

Reasons to choose Notre Dame Australia


Studying and completing your degree is a life-changing experience, so here at Notre Dame Australia, we want to help you make the most of the experience.  
Notre Dame offers up to 25% fee reduction scholarship for the full duration of most programs. You do not need to repay the scholarship back, allowing you to concentrate more time on your studies.

Please click here for more information on all international student scholarships.

Critical thinking skills

There are many questions about the jobs of the future – what will they be and what skills will they require? The world is transforming rapidly and the type of higher education you choose is now more important than ever.

When you think critically and see the world from multiple points of view, you have the power to solve the world’s biggest problems. That's why Philosophy and Ethics play such essential roles in every Notre Dame degree. We challenge you to question everything, to separate real news from fake news, truth from lies and to distinguish information from knowledge. You learn how to be an effective problem solver – providing life-long skills essential for a new generation of CEOs, entrepreneurs, leaders and global citizens, like you.

Professional experience and Internships

Our degrees focus on preparing you for the workplace by providing theoretical knowledge, as well as practical interdisciplinary skills and professional experience opportunities. We do this through joint initiatives with business and industry and by integrating internships, mentoring and practical placements into our degrees.

Arts & Sciences80 - 225 hours
Business150 - 350 hours
Education800 - 1280 hours
Health Sciences150 - 1080 hours
Nursing1026 - 1120 hours
Physiotherapy1200 - 1400 hours

  • Student support

    Notre Dame offers personalised and one-on-one support for all international students including:

    • English bridging program
    • Careers service
    • Student Counselling
    • Mentor Program
    • Access and Inclusion Advisor
    • Study workshops

    Our dedicated International Support Officers also help you throughout your degree.

    You can also involved with student life on Campus, including clubs, volunteering, the Student Association and Campus Ministry.

  • Study programs and pathways

    We offer quality undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in a range of fields:

    • Business
    • Arts & Sciences
    • Philosophy & Theology
    • Education
    • Law
    • Health Sciences (Fremantle)
    • Nursing & Midwifery
    • Physiotherapy (Fremantle)
    • Medicine

    Notre Dame also offers an English language program for international students.

    Information about pathway providers can be found on the Notre Dame pathways page.

    Explore our programs here or download the International Program Guide.

  • Assessment Practices

    Students will be assessed throughout their studies to help achieve learning outcomes and develop their graduate capabilities. The types of assessment will vary depending on the course, program and School.

    Types of assessment may include (but are not limited to):

    • Written or oral examinations
    • Written assessment (essays, articles, reports, case studies etc.)
    • Practice-based assessment (performances, presentations etc.)
    • Research-based assessment (thesis, dissertation etc.)
    • Workplace-based assessment (internships, clinical practicums, teaching practice etc.)
    • Vica voce assessment (oral assessments)
    • Reflective writing
    • Group-based assessment
    • Class participation
    • Peer assessment
    • Student negotiated assessment
    • Portfolio/evidence assessment

    More specific information on assessment practices can be accessed via the Policy: Assessment in Higher Education Coursework, ELICOS and Enabling Courses, and the Procedure: Assessment in Higher Education Coursework, ELICOS and Enabling Courses.

    Once enrolled, students will also be given detailed assessment information in their course outlines.

    If you would like more information on assessment methods, please submit an online Enquiry Form and we will contact you shortly.

Our students give us top marks

  • No.1 uni in Australia
    Overall Employment *

  • No.1 uni in NSW & WA
    Skills Development **

  • No.1 uni in NSW & WA
    Learner Engagement ***

*2021 Graduate Outcomes Survey-Longitudinal (medium term outcome), undergraduate category, **2020 Student Experience Survey, undergraduate and postgraduate coursework categories and ***2020 Student Experience Survey, undergraduate category -

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