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University of Notre Dame Australia

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a Roman Catholic private university with campuses in Fremantle, Sydney, and Broome, Australia. Founded in 1989, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a range of disciplines, including law, business, arts and sciences, health sciences, education, and theology. The university is known for its strong commitment to its Catholic values, student success, and for providing a well-rounded education that prepares graduates for fulfilling careers.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Notre Dame Australia.

  • Rankings

    The University of Notre Dame Australia is highly regarded in Australia and internationally. In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, it was ranked among the top 700 universities worldwide. These rankings reflect the university's commitment to providing a high-quality education and its recognition as a leading institution in its field.

  • Employability

    The University of Notre Dame Australia provides students with a range of opportunities to gain practical experience and develop the skills they need to succeed in their careers. Its programs emphasize hands-on learning, and students can participate in internships, work-integrated learning, and research projects. According to a 2021 survey, it placed first in Australia for Overall Employment of Graduates. Their Careers team says: ‘The Career Service provides career support for students from Year One through to graduation and up to 18 months after graduation. We help you to make informed decisions about your career and learning, job search strategies such as résumé and interviews, and job creation including networking and LinkedIn. We offer workshops promoted through Student Services and University Schools, career management resources on CareerHub, and one-to-one appointments booked via CareerHub.’ Check out their dedicated site here.

  • Fees

    The University of Notre Dame Australia offers competitive tuition fees. Domestic students may be offered a Commonwealth Supported Place. The Australian government pays a portion of the tuition fee for Commonwealth supported students. The remaining amount is called the 'student contribution'. Domestic students are encouraged to read relevant information on HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP, if their offer does not specify a CSP. International students are liable to pay higher fees. Read more here.

  • Bursaries

    UNDA provides a range of scholarships and bursaries to help students finance their education. These include merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and scholarships for specific groups. Worth up to $20,000, the new Opportunity and Merit scholarships are offered to both UG and PG students starting in 2023. 20 scholarships are available. Read more here.


The University of Notre Dame Australia provides a range of accommodation options for students, including on-campus housing, off-campus apartments, and homestays. Its locations in Fremantle, Sydney, and Broome provide students with access to a variety of amenities and services. Read more on uni accom here. If you would rather rent on your own or with a group of friends, check out AFS search tool for your campus location: you will find many comfortable, conveniently located, and fairly priced properties at your fingertips.

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Students' Union

The University of Notre Dame Australia has a strong student community that provides a range of services and activities for students. This includes social events, clubs and societies, and advocacy on behalf of students. There are two main associations tied to the two main campuses: Fremantle is represented by the Notre Dame Student Association, whereas Sydney by Student Association of The University of Notre Dame Australia. Read more here.

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Famous for

The University of Notre Dame Australia has a proud tradition of producing graduates who have gone on to make a significant impact in their fields. Notable alumni include business leaders, politicians, and academics: James Griffin, NSW Minister for Environment, Graham Joseph Hill, former principal of Stirling Theological College, and Kylie Sturgess, educator, lecturer and podcaster.


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"Sydney is an iconic Australian city, often mistaken for the capital, and for good reason. You will never run out of things to do, from the vibrant art and cultural scene, excellent restaurants, bars and cafes, amazing weather (think Bondi Beach), and spectacular landmarks like the Opera House. Sydney is a city you will certainly love."

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