Pathways to study at Notre Dame

We understand that some students applying to study at Notre Dame may need to first study with one of our academic or English language pathway providers. The pathway providers listed below are recommended by us because of their commitment to a quality student experience and have agreements with Notre Dame, which means that we will be able to provide you with packaged offers for the purpose of your application for your student visa.

Academic Pathway Providers

  • Canning College

    www.canningcollege.wa.edu.au

    • WA Universities’ Foundation Year (WAUFP). Successful completion* of this program meets the minimum academic entry requirements for Notre Dame.
    • Diploma of Commerce. This program is recognized by Notre Dame and allows students to articulate into the second year of Notre Dame’s Bachelor of Commerce and obtain advanced standing towards specified units within approved programs.

    * A score of 50% or higher in English Language and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS) and the minimum Combined Percentage Score (CPS) required for specified courses.

  • St George's Anglican Grammar School

    www.stgeorges.wa.edu.au

    • WA Universities’ Foundation Year (WAUFP). Successful completion* of this program meets the minimum academic entry requirements for Notre Dame

    * A score of 50% or higher in English Language and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS) and the minimum Combined Percentage Score (CPS) required for specified courses.

English Pathway Providers

  • Notre Dame Academic English Bridging Programs

  • Language Links

  • Perth International College of English

    www.pice.com.au

    Successful completion

    • English for Academic Purposes,  Upper-Intermediate B, level 7 and achieved a minimum score of 70% will satisfy the English language requirements for UNDA’s Academic English Bridging, Level One (entry level is equivalent to IELTS 6);
    • English for Academic Purposes,  Upper-Intermediate A, level 8 and achieved a minimum score of 70% will satisfy the English language requirements for UNDA’s Academic English Bridging, Level Two (entry level is equivalent to IELTS 6.5);
    • English for Academic Purposes, Advanced B, level 9 and achieved a minimum score of 70% will satisfy the English language requirements for UNDA’s Academic English Bridging Study Skills

    Note: some disciplines require recognised English tests, such as Nursing which requires IELTS Academic 7.0 overall, with no individual band score lower than 7.0 (or equivalent OET, PTE Academic or TOFEL(iBT)).

Preparatory courses and the tests can be accessed through the providers listed above. For more information about English language proficiency for specific programs see https://www.notredame.edu.au/study/admission-requirements/english-language-proficiency-requirements