Whilst all students at universities in Australia are required to pay fees, Notre Dame is committed to making its courses affordable and accessible.

There are two Australian Government loan schemes available to assist students to pay for their tuition fees: HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP. These HELP loan schemes are available for students who are Australian Citizens, holders of Permanent Humanitarian Visas and *eligible New Zealand Citizens who wish to defer their fees and make repayments when their taxable income reaches a certain threshold.

  • Eligible students who receive a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) can defer the payment of their fees through the HECS-HELP loan scheme.
  • Alternatively, eligible students who receive a non-CSP place can defer their fees through the FEE-HELP loan scheme.

*The Australian Government has passed legislation allowing certain New Zealand Citizens to have access to HELP loans from 1 January 2016. New Zealand Citizens are encouraged to assess their eligibility by visiting: www.studyassist.gov.au.

For information about fees for VET Programs, go here.

What is the difference between the HECS-HELP AND FEE-HELP loan schemes?

  • HECS Help

    Students who elect to take up the HECS-HELP loan scheme are required to pay back the cost of their units of study plus indexation in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

  • FEE Help

    Students who elect to take up the FEE-HELP loan scheme are required to pay back the cost of their units of study plus indexation in line with the CPI. In addition to this indexation, a loan fee of 25% is applied by the Government to FEE-HELP loans for all undergraduate courses.

  • HELP loan repayments

    In the 2016 - 2017 financial year, repayments commence when taxable income reaches $54,869. Under the HECS-HELP loan scheme, there is no limit on how much a student can borrow for their course of study, however, with FEE-HELP, the maximum amount a student can borrow in the 2016-2017 financial year is $100,879 and for students who study Medicine, $126,101.

    N.B. From 1 January, 2017, the Australian Government has decided to abolish the 10% upfront discount for students who receive HECS-HELP and for both HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP, the 5% Voluntary Repayment Bonus will also be removed.

  • More information

2018 course costs

The following documents provide information on the study load (Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL)) and tuition fees for the proposed course offerings in the 2018 Academic year.

Please select the correct program level (undergraduate, postgraduate or research) and student type (international or domestic) for display of the applicable rates.

  • Contact

    For further information or assistance please contact the Fees Office on your campus of study. For Fremantle (08) 9433 0536 or fremantle.fees@nd.edu.au, and for Sydney (02) 8204 4437 or sydney.fees@nd.edu.au.

  • Disclaimer

    Information provided in these documents is intended simply to assist students in estimating the cost of tuition fees. The information contained in the documents is provided in good faith and is derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate, however, the University of Notre Dame Australia expressly disclaims liability which is based on a reliance on the information contained in this Web Site. Fees information generated from this site does not constitute an official invoice.

    Please Note:

    • All fees will be displayed in Australian Dollars.
    • All courses are subject to availability.
  • Statement of fee setting principles

    Since its founding in 1989, The University of Notre Dame Australia has been committed to its Objects: to provide “university education within a context of Catholic faith and values, and the provision of an excellent standard of teaching, scholarship and research; training for the professions; and pastoral care for its students”. In seeking to fulfil its Objects, Notre Dame is committed to making its courses affordable and accessible for all those who seek to undertake the University education provided by Notre Dame. The University’s Strategic Plan 2013 -2016, 1.7 Equity and Access states that the University is committed to ensuring “just access to the educational offerings at the University”.

    In accordance with legislative requirements Notre Dame publishes its annual fees in October of the year prior to which they will be charged.

    Notre Dame’s fee setting framework is guided by the principle of ‘just access’. ‘Just access’ means that Notre Dame takes into consideration a variety of factors in setting its fees, including:

    1. The costs of delivering the specific course in a way which enables the University to achieve its legislated Objects, with particular reference to the educational experience offered to every student;
    2. The costs of ensuring that Notre Dame can financially support all activities it undertakes in furtherance of its legislated Objects;
    3. The level of Government and philanthropic financial support Notre Dame receives to support its activities; and
    4. The potential impact of fees on students, both at the time they undertake their studies with us and after they graduate from us.