Notre Dame is a leading university that is — 'in the world and for the world' — and seeks to play an active role in the local, national and international community.
Critically acclaimed by students
According to the federal government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, Notre Dame is the leading university for a number of key indicators including Overall Quality of Educational Experience and Graduate Employment Rate. See how Notre Dame compares at qilt.edu.au. Notre Dame has also received a decade of maximum 5-star ratings in the Good Universities Guide.
Excellent standard of education for the professions
Notre Dame students learn from leaders in their fields and benefit from the latest insights. Notre Dame's degrees are grounded in high levels of practical experience via an extensive internship program. This is part of the reason why the University is #1 in Australia for Skills Development and has the highest graduate employment rate in Perth and Sydney. Recent graduate survey results show Notre Dame also the highest overall graduate employment rate in Australia! (see qilt.edu.au)
Be treated as an individual
At Notre Dame you will receive a personalised educational experience in an environment which encourages you to grow and develop in all aspects of your life.
Notre Dame's deliberately small lecture sizes mean that lecturers get to know you as an individual. Counselling, careers advice, Campus Ministry and mentoring programs are also on offer. These are some of the reasons why Notre Dame has the highest result for Student Support in Perth and Sydney.Notre Dame's unique admissions process considers the whole person. Entry to Notre Dame is based upon a student's academic record, personal qualities, motivation to study and potential to succeed; contribution to school, church or community life; and an interview with an academic staff member. Students apply directly to the University (not through the TISC or UAC systems). Find out more about how to apply.
Notre Dame's Core Curriculum will introduce you to Philosophy, Ethics and Theology, within the Catholic liberal tradition, which are essential for a critical mind. The courses will help you think for yourself, justify your views and respond to some of the greatest arguments ever offered on the most important questions ever asked.
Combine study and travel
Through Notre Dame's Study Abroad program, students can study at partner universities in the USA, the UK, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia, and other exciting destinations.
Through Notre Dame's Experience the World program students can make a difference to people's lives through a range of study tours and projects. Destinations include Spain, the UK and the USA, or hands-on immersion experiences to nations such as Uganda, Cambodia, India and Laos.
The Objects underpin the work of the University and are at the heart of Notre Dame.
The Objects of The University of Notre Dame Australia are:
- the provision of university education within a context of Catholic faith and values; and
- the provision of an excellent standard of –
- teaching, scholarship and research;
- training for the professions; and
- pastoral care for its students.