It's personal

At Notre Dame, you will always be treated as a person, rather than a number.

We are committed to providing our students with a personalised, rewarding and high-quality education. That approach begins at the admissions stage when we consider the whole person.

Before accepting a new student, we look not only at your academic achievements, but your personal qualities, motivation to study, academic potential and contribution to school, church or community life. This approach continues throughout your time at Notre Dame where you will benefit from our deliberately smaller lecture groups, close interaction with academic staff and ongoing mentoring support.

Unique admissions process

Whether you are still in Year 12, a recent school leaver or a mature-age applicant with work and life experience, you will benefit from Notre Dame’s unique admissions process.

Because all applications are made directly to Notre Dame we are able to take a more holistic approach, looking at a range of criteria such your demonstrated academic performance, personal qualities and the suitability of your chosen program.

Reflecting our highly personalised approach to education, the University will consider your personal qualities, community involvement, potential to benefit from further study and previous life experience – not just your examination performance or ATAR score.

Individual student support

Throughout your time at Notre Dame, you will have access to a range of programs and opportunities to help you succeed at university. This support is provided at no cost to you and is delivered via a series of dynamic workshops and individual appointments with an Academic Support Officer. Workshops cover topics such as time management, exam anxiety, critical reading and academic essay writing.

In addition, there are tailored support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at our Campuses in Broome, Fremantle and Sydney.


All students at Notre Dame have access to our Mentor Program which links new students with personal student mentors. The program, which supports school leavers, mature age students and international students, aims to smooth the transition from school (or work) to university.

Mentors are drawn from all disciplines and provide invaluable advice, contacts and guidance for newly-arrived students. In addition to providing academic support, mentors will also help new students make new friends.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at our Fremantle Campus may also join the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), which supports Indigenous students from school to university, and beyond.