Our holistic approach to education sets us apart as a university shaping the next generation of ethical leaders. We offer an integrative and transformative educational experience that combines theoretical knowledge and hands-on professional experience relevant to your chosen field so that you graduate work-ready. We will help you navigate your pathway for university study and support you along your journey, empowering you to make a difference by immersing you in an intellectual tradition that has inspired the world’s best thinkers for centuries.
As a Notre Dame student, you are empowered to critically analyse the world around you and make a positive difference through the core curriculum with the disciplines of Ethics, Philosophy and Theology embedded into each of our undergraduate degrees. These core disciplines develop critical reasoning skills, a collaborative spirit, and the ability to make ethical decisions. The core curriculum is a distinguishing characteristic of the university and provides graduates with transferable skills that are integral to every industry and profession, laying the foundation for a fulfilling career and a purposeful life. This is one of the many reasons that we are the number one university in Australia for Overall Satisfaction and Skills Scale (2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey, undergraduate category, qilt.edu.au).
Facilities & Services
Our Fremantle campus is located in the West End of the historic city of Fremantle. Our students can enjoy the campus’ proximity to the beach, parks, barista-quality coffee, historic sites, and other culturally interesting locations.
Notre Dame has two campuses in Sydney. Our Broadway campus includes the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Education, Law & Business, and Philosophy & Theology. Students studying Nursing and Medicine degrees are based on the Darlinghurst campus, which houses state-of-the-art training facilities, simulated wards, and consultation suits. Both campuses enjoy easy access to public transport and proximity to other interesting spots around Sydney.
As a Notre Dame student, you are supported in your studies, your career, as well as your personal life thanks to our career service, our mentor program which assists in the transition to university life, our free counselling service, chaplaincy team, as well as learning advisors who provide academic support and address other areas of access and inclusion.
Notre Dame’s student experience is also enriched by a range of clubs and societies available for you to join, as well as extra-curricular activities like sport, volunteering, and more.
Admission & Selection
At Notre Dame, our admission process is multifaceted and considers each applicant on an individual basis. While each degree has academic entry requirements, the university also considers the whole person, as we recognise it requires more than academic excellence to succeed in your chosen profession.
We consider your:
- academic record
- personal qualities and motivation to study
- contribution to community life.
We offer a broad range of degrees through the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Education, Law & Business, Nursing, Medicine, and Philosophy & Theology.