How to apply

We know you’re a person, not a number

That’s why our unique admissions process goes beyond a single score. We are more interested in the person behind the result. We consider not only on your academic record but your personal qualities, your gifts and talents, your motivation to study, and your contribution to community life.

If you have any questions, book a guided application session with a Prospective Students Advisor (See Contact us).

  • How to apply – undergraduate or Tertiary Pathway Program

      Apply direct to Notre Dame (not through UAC or TISC) – submit application form

      This is what we need to consider your application:

      • Academic transcripts – one of the following:
        • If applying prior to receiving Year 12 results: Final Year 11 and available Year 12 reports;
        • If already completed Year 12: your WACE (WA) or HSC (NSW) Record of Achievement or equivalent; OR
        • Information regarding post-secondary study (including university, TAFE/RTO transcripts or STAT results (STAT results include written English and multiple choice sections)
      • Any other supporting documentation you would like us to consider (this may include certificates, awards or references that demonstrate your achievements)

      In your online application, you will have the opportunity to tell us about yourself and why you are applying to us. We are interested in what is motivating you study the degree you have chosen, and about your interests and achievements. See our tips below!

      Please note, you can submit an application and later provide your reports once they become available.

  • How to apply – postgraduate coursework

    Apply direct – submit application form

    This is what we need to consider your application:

    • Academic transcripts
    • Any other supporting documentation you would like us to consider
  • How to apply – postgraduate research

    Apply direct – submit application form

    Before you apply:

    Notre Dame offers a range of postgraduate research degrees across the many disciplines and professions. Before applying, we recommend speaking with potential supervisors. Find a supervisor or project.

    This is what we need to consider your application:

    • Academic transcripts
    • Initial research proposal – Outlines your preliminary ideas for your planned area of research as outlined here
    • Research background submission (if applicable) - Outlines your research background including any research projects you have undertaken in either academic or professional contexts, and any dissertations, publications and/or presentations that have resulted.
    • Evidence of contact with your potential supervisors and their support for your research
    • Proof of citizenship / Residency
      *accepted proof of Citizenship/Residency
      • Valid Australian or New Zealand passport
      • Certificate of Australian citizenship
      • Australian birth certificate.
        Nb: If you were born in Australia after 20 August 1986 and both parents were born overseas as indicated on your birth certificate, your Birth Certificate alone will not provide sufficient proof of citizenship. You will be required to provide your valid Australian passport OR certificate of Australian citizenship to provide proof of citizenship.
      • Passport AND your permanent residency permit or resident return visa (either the visa sticker in your passport or email from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection).
  • How to apply – VET Programs

    Applying for a VET program on our Broome Campus? Click here to apply: How to Apply - VET.

  • How to apply – international students

    Are you an international student who requires a visa to study in Australia? Click here to apply: How to Apply - International students.

    (You can find more information in our International Student Guide.)

  • Tell us about yourself

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

    Our undergraduate and pathway applicants are asked three questions (about 100 words each):

    • Why are you applying to Notre Dame?
    • What is your motivation for choosing your degree of interest?
    • Tell us about your interests or achievements; these may include out of school activities, work experience or community involvement.

    You can prepare your answers in advance if you like and paste them into the application form. Here’s some ideas to get you started:

    • What are your interest and aspirations?
    • What you are passionate about?
    • What motivates you?
    • What are your career goals?
    • What appeals to you about Notre Dame as your future uni?
    • Have you had any leadership roles? What about volunteering or work experience?
    • Are you involved in any community groups?
    • What are your hobbies?
  • What happens next?

    Our application process comprises four easy steps:

    1. Apply direct
    2. Offer – successful applicants receive offers by email and post
    1. Accept your offer – within 14 days of receiving offer (Click here for more information on how to accept your offer)
    1. Enrolment – make it official at an enrolment session
  • 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

    Call us (02) 8204 4404 
    Email us

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

    Fremantle Campus

    Call us (08) 9433 0533 
    Email us Visit us 23 High Street, Fremantle 
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

    Broome Campus

    Call us (08) 9192 0600 
    Email us

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