How to apply

We know that you’re a person, not a number

That’s why our unique admissions process goes beyond a single score. We consider not only on your academic record but your personal qualities, your gifts and talents, your motivation to study, and your contribution to school or community life. Plus you'll get the opportunity to ask us questions when we get to know you at an interview.

Applications must be made directly to Notre Dame (not through the TISC or UAC systems) via the online application form or by submitting a hard copy application form. There is no application fee.

Semester 2, 2018 commences Monday 30 July. There is still time to apply*.

*Excludes Bachelor of Nursing and Tertiary Pathway Program for Nursing (Sydney Campus)

  • How to apply – undergraduate

    1. Apply direct – submit application form
    2. Interview – eligible applicants will be invited to an interview
    3. Offer – successful applicants receive offers by email and post
    4. Accept your offer – within 14 days of receiving offer
    5. Enrolment – make it official at an enrolment session

    You will need to submit the following:

    • An application form – apply online or submit a hard copy by post or in person. Download an application form – print version for Sydney | Fremantle.
    • Certified copies of your academic basis for entry (e.g. school reports, STAT results, academic transcript)
    • Certified copy of your proof of citizenship/residency
    • Any other supporting documentation including CV, references (optional)
    • Personal statement – 300 words
  • How to apply – postgraduate

    Notre Dame offers a range of postgraduate research degrees across the many disciplines and professions. Before applying, we recommend speaking with your supervisor. Please refer to the postgraduate (coursework) guide and postgraduate (research) guide for more information.

    1. Apply direct – submit application form
    2. Interview – eligible applicants will be invited to an interview
    3. Offer – successful applicants receive offers by email and post
    4. Accept your offer – within 14 days of receiving offer
    5. Enrolment – make it official at an enrolment session

    You will need to submit the following:

    • Curriculum vitae (optional)
    • Personal Statement
    • Supporting documentation (optional)
    • Research background submission (if applicable)
    • Academic transcripts (Original or certified copies only. These will not be returned)
    • Proof of Australian citizenship or residency status (certified copy of citizenship certificate, passport or birth certificate)

    Minimum entry requirements for postgraduate coursework students

    • Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas require a Bachelor's degree
    • Master's programs require a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, completed at a high standard and may require completion of a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma first.

    Minimum entry requirements for postgraduate research students

    • Master of Philosophy: A Bachelor's degree completed to a high standard
    • Master's by research: A Bachelor's degree completed to a high standard or a Bachelor's degree with high level Honours or a coursework Master's degree with a dissertation component. Those students without experience in research methods will be required to address this through coursework.
    • Professional Doctorate and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): An Honours or Master's level degree, completed at a high standard. Previous research experience or professional practice may be required.
  • How to apply – VET Programs

    For information on how to apply for VET Programs, please refer to How to Apply - VET.

  • How to apply – International students

    For information on how to apply if you are an international student who requires a visa to study in Australia, please refer to How to Apply - International students. You can also find more information in our International Student Guide.

  • What do I include in my personal statement?

    We know you're more than your ATAR, that's why we ask you to tell us about yourself and your motivations for studying your chosen program. It's a key part of our unique admissions process, which goes beyond a single score.

    Tell us about your passions, dreams, motivations and any work or community experience you have had. Your personal statement should be 300 words and reflect your aspirations, interests and any work or community experience. Here are some prompt questions to get you started:

    • What are your interest and aspirations?
    • What you are passionate about?
    • What motivates you?
    • Why have you chosen this Notre Dame program?
    • Your leadership roles
    • Any volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement
  • When do I apply?

    If you are in Year 12, you can apply as soon as you have received your mid-year results. For those who have finished school or completed other studies at a Registered Training Organisation or other Higher Education Provider, you can apply at any time as applications and offers are processed as they are received by the Admissions Office.

    • Applications for Semester 2 2018 are due 1 June 2018
    • Undergraduate applications for Semester 1 2019 are due 29 September 2018
    • Postgraduate applications for Semester 1 2019 are due 23 November 2018
    • Undergraduate and postgraduate applications for Semester 2 2019 are due 31 May 2019
  • Am I an international or domestic student – what’s the difference?

    The following categories of applicants are considered to be domestic applicants. All other applicants are considered to be international students.

    • Australian citizen
    • Australian Permanent Resident*
    • Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
    • New Zealand citizen
    • Diplomatic or consular representative of New Zealand, or the spouse or dependent relative of such a representative

    * A Provisional Resident Visa or Bridging Visa is not a form of permanent residency.

    The process of applying to study at Notre Dame for an international student is different from that of domestic students.  International students should use the International Application Form.

  • Contact us

    Sydney Campus

    Prospective Student Office
    Visit us 140 Broadway, Chippendale
    Office hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm

    Call us (02) 8204 4404
    Email us sydney@nd.edu.au

    Fremantle Campus

    Prospective Student Office
    Visit us 23 High Street, Fremantle
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

    Call us (08) 9433 0533
    Email us future@nd.edu.au

    Broome Campus

    Visit us 88 Guy Street, Broome
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

    Call us (08) 9192 0600
    Email us broome.enquiries@nd.edu.au