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    The University of Notre Dame Admissions 2020-2021: Application Guidelines & Requirements

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    The University of Notre Dame, Australia offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in over 8 areas of study including arts and sciences, business, education, health sciences, law, etc. Admissions at the University of Notre Dame take place during February and September. All the applicants are advised to adhere to the admission deadlines set by the university. Both UG and PG students applying to The University of Notre Dame are required to directly fill the form through the online application portal. International students have several pathways available, for instance, candidates who do not fulfill undergraduate entre requirements can seek Tertiary Pathway Program (TPP). Upon successful completion of which they can gain entry into undergraduate studies. 

    The University of Notre Dame’s selection process goes beyond mere numbers and focuses on personal qualities, motivation to study, and the ability to contribute to community life.

    • UG admission requirements are country-specific. Applicants must check the requirements before starting their applications.
    • The university does not charge any application processing fee.
    • Financial aid is offered in the form of scholarships and work-study.


    Application Portal Online Application
    Application Fee No application fee
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake months February and September
    Work Experience Considered during admission
    Financial Aid Scholarships, Work-study 

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    University of Notre Dame Admission Deadlines

    The university has issued specific admission deadlines for each semester. To be considered for admission, applicants are required to apply before these deadlines.

    The admission deadlines for UG and PG programs are given below:

    Semester Deadline
    Undergraduate Admissions
    Semester 1 Sep 27, 2020
    Semester 2 May 30, 2021
    Postgraduate Admissions
    Semester 1 Nov 22, 2020
    Semester 2 May 30, 2021

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    International applicants are to submit proof of their English language proficiency to acquire a student visa in Australia. This can be in the form of the results of IELTS, CAE/CPE, PTE Academic, and TOEFL(iBT). Applicants must remember that all these tests are accepted and should be completed within two years before the application. Minimum Score requirements are given in the table below:

    Test Name Minimum Score Required
    IELTS Academic Overall aggregate 6.5 (6.0 in each component)
    CAE or CPE Overall aggregate 176 (no band score lower than 169)
    PTE Academic Overall 58 (50 in all individual bands)
    TOEFL(iBT) Overall 84 (21 in writing and no other band score less than 17)

    University of Notre Dame, Australia Admission Requirements

    Each program has individual criteria that are to be met by the candidate. In case applicants do not meet the requirements of the undergraduate programs they will automatically be considered for Pathway programs. 

    Minimum age requirement: International students applying for the University of Notre Dame should be minimum 18 years in age. On the other hand, domestic candidates have relaxation and should be of a minimum of 17 years.

    Non-academic requirements: Assessment of personal qualities, capacity to complete chosen course requirement, ability to contribute back to the community. 

    Academic requirements

    • Applicants with higher education study can apply if they have completed at least 2 subjects, certain programs like theology, philosophy, nursing, education require completion of minimum of 4 subjects. 
    • Applicants with work experience have to provide relevant documents supporting their ability to pursue higher education in Australia along with a completed enabling course. Evidence of duration of employment.
    • For most programs, the minimum STAT scores for English written section is 140-150 and in Multiple choice question is 135-150.

    University of Notre Dame Undergraduate Admissions 

    The University offers more than 100 undergraduate programs in over 8 disciplines. The admission requirements for all disciplines are country-specific.

    Application Portal: Direct Application form

    Application Fee: Free

    Admission Requirements: Applicants can check the admission requirements of a few countries in the table below:

    Country Minimum Educational Qualification Tier -1 Course (Arts & Sciences, Business, Health Sciences, Nursing and Education) Tier-2 Courses (Education – Secondary and double degrees) Tier-3 Courses (Law and Physiotherapy)

    Pan India Senior Certificate 65% in the best 4 subjects - -
    Indian School Certificate 65% in the best 5 graded subjects 75% in the best 5 graded subjects 80% in the best 5 graded subjects
    Indonesia Graduation Certificate of Secondary School Certificate 80% overall - -
    Completion Certificate of Secondary School  80% overall - -
    Malaysia Malaysia High School Certificate At least 6 points taken from the best 2/3 subjects or higher At least 9 points taken from the best 2/3 subjects or higher At least 12 points taken from the best 2/3 subjects or higher
    Unified Education Certificate average of B4 from the best 5 subjects average of B3 from the best 5 subjects average of A2 from the best 5 subjects

    In addition, while applying to undergraduate programs at university of Notre Dame Australia candidates have to provide the following transcripts:

    • If applying prior receiving class 12 results: report of class 11
    • If completed class 12: HSC certificate
    • Any other supporting document for consideration (certificates, degrees or references-LORs, SOPs and ELP scores.)
    • Information regarding post secondary (including university, STAT results)

    University of Notre Dame, Australia Graduate Admissions

    The University of Notre Dame offers more than 50 postgraduate taught, research and certificate programs. The admission process and guidelines are similar for a majority of the programs.

    Some of the popular programs offered by the university are Master of Business, Graduate Certificate in Marketing, Master of Architecture, and Master of teaching.

    Application Portal: Direct Application form

    Application Fee: Free

    Admission Requirements:

    • A relevant Bachelor’s Degree or at least 7 years of work experience.
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Copies of official transcripts and other academic records
    • Statement of purpose
    • Current resume
    • English proficiency test scores

    University of Notre Dame, Australia Postgraduate Research Admissions

    Notre Dame offers a wide range of research programs across several disciplines and professions. It is advised to consult and connect with a potential supervisor before applying for the same.

    Application Portal: Direct Application form

    Application Fee: Free

    Admission Requirements: 

    • Initial research proposal which outlines p[reliminary ideas for the proposed area of research.
    • Research background in the form of any academic pr professional research project undertaken, dissertation, publication or presentation.
    • Evidence of contact with the potential supervisor.
    • Academic transcripts

    What after applying to Notre Dame University?

    After applying directly for the desired level of program and course at the university portal, the following steps are to be taken care of:

    • Successful applicants receive offers by email and post from the university.
    • Accept offer within 14 days of receiving
    • Make it official at an enrollment session.

    Visa Process for International Students

    • International students, after the completion of their admission procedure, will receive an eCOE (electronic confirmation of Enrolment) from the University.
    • This is a valuable document for applying for a student visa in Australia.
    • Commonly required documents include:
      • A valid proof of identification and citizenship of the home country.
      • Passport
      • Police certificates
    • The Visa process may include an interview, providing additional information. Biometric information may also be collected.
    • The document requirements vary from country to country. Hence, the students are advised to contact the home affairs departments and get complete information regarding this.

    The University considers broader criteria for admission into its courses and an exclusive interview with the pupil will be conducted to make sure the students get into the right course. With the right qualifications and/or work experience, along with special abilities or talents, entry into the University of Notre Dame is not very challenging.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Ques: If I am admitted to a program at Notre Dame, can I change to another program?

    Ans: The University of Notre Dame in several instances provides the facility to change between courses. Though prior approval of the Dean of school r the particular area of study is required. The entry requirement for the program that is to be opted must be essentially met. 

    Ques: Is it possible to defer enrollment after it has been accepted at the University of Notre Dame?

    Ans: Application must be made in writing to the relevant dean of school if such a case exists. The rule says no more than one year without enrollment is allowed and degrees are to be completed within a certain time limit.

    Ques: Can a student study off campus or in external mode?

    Ans: Most of the courses in Notre Dame are offered on-campus (internal) mode with regular interaction between the academic staff and students. Units within courses may be offered by correspondence or via the internet.

    Ques: Does part time work or on campus jobs available at the University of Notre Dame?

    Ans: There are several opportunities available for students to approach local businesses nearby and acquire part time work. A student employment scheme is also functional to provide students with an opportunity to reduce the fee debt by gaining employment at the university itself.

    Ques: If a situation arises that I have to be away during the admission process, what can be done?

    Ans: If a student is away during the admission process, they can personally assign an individual to act on their behalf. Contact the admission office on 08 9433 0537 for further process information.

    Ques: Is it mandatory to provide academic transcripts or degree certificates?

    Ans: While applying to the University of Notre Dame approved copies of transcripts and degree certificate needs to be provided. The transcript should clearly state that the qualifying exam is completed. 

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