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FAQs

Notre Dame is a direct application university. You can apply online here.

Applying to Notre Dame doesn't affect your UAC application. You can apply to Notre Dame and lodge your UAC preferences at the same time.
The Personal Statement makes up part of your application and is your chance to tell us about you – your interests, why you want to study your preferred course (i.e. degree or uni pathway) and why you want to study at Notre Dame. It's a valuable document that allows us to understand you better. We'll set up an interview with a staff member from the School (Faculty) for the course you'd like to do. You can ask any questions you have and get the information you need about the course, work experience, study abroad and graduate employment opportunities.
No. Notre Dame welcomes students of any faith and no faith. We ask that all students are respectful of the University’s Catholic ethos and all students must study core units in philosophy, ethics and theology as part of their undergraduate degree. Notre Dame follows the traditions and practices of Catholic higher education which has offered leadership in university education for centuries. We are committed to a personalised education, underpinned by pastoral care and support for all our students.
No. Notre Dame's fees are similar to those charged by public universities for Australian citizens. There are no up-front tuition fees for Australian Citizens and Commonwealth Supported Places, often referred to as HECS-HELP places, are available for some courses, including Medicine, undergraduate Nursing and undergraduate Education. There are no up-front tuition fees for Australian Citizens and Commonwealth Government Support is available for all courses. For further information on university fees please visit www.studyassist.gov.au
At Notre Dame we use several criteria to assess your application. We look at your academic results to be confident that you can manage the academic content of your preferred course, but your application is not wholly dependent on your ATAR.
The Academic Enabling and Support Centre assists students in building up the confidence and skills to undertake an undergraduate degree if they do not finish secondary school, do not take enough subjects to be eligible for an ATAR or do not receive an ATAR score that meets standard university entry requirements. The AESC offers two alternative entry pathway courses: the Tertiary Pathway Program, and the Foundation Year. These courses give students a taste of academic life in a comfortable environment where they can prepare for future tertiary study, subject to achieving satisfactory performance. The Centre also provides the services of Disability Support Officers to assist students with specific needs to manage their studies.
If you go to the Federal Government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website you will see that Notre Dame is the highest rating university in NSW on many critical measures including student satisfaction, quality of teaching, graduate outcomes and and median starting salary. The QILT website allows you to compare Notre Dame to all other unis on the measures that are important to you.
Yes you can. In our Study Abroad program, most degrees include the option for students to travel to partner universities in North America, Asia and Europe and have your studies overseas count towards your course.
Notre Dame degrees include a Core Curriculum will introduce you to Philosophy, Ethics and Theology, within the Catholic liberal tradition. These courses are essential for a critical mind and 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.

Glossary - Uni Speak explained...

A degree from university, which is usually three or four years in duration. A bachelor’s degree is usually the first level of university study e.g. Bachelor of Commerce.
The date on which student contribution amounts or tuition fees are incurred. This is also the last day on which you can withdraw from units before you incur a financial penalty.
When you gain permission from the Dean of the School to delay the start of your course for a fixed period, which is usually six months or one year.
Formally register to undertake one or more units (subjects) within a program of study. You must enrol each semester in the units you wish to undertake.
A formal presentation by an academic staff member, usually to a large number of students. Opportunities for asking questions or discussing the material being presented are generally limited. Lectures usually run for two or three hours.
A group of subjects (usually eight) that makes up an area of study within an undergraduate degree, e.g. Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in English Literature. The major will usually appear on a student’s graduation certificate (testamur).
A second area of focus which does not appear on your testamur. A Minor is usually six units of study.
The faculty into which you are enrolling, e.g. The School of Business.
The academic year is divided into two semesters of thirteen weeks for most courses. Some units may be run outside of these times, e.g. subjects that are run intensively, or Summer and Winter terms.
A tutorial is a class in which students discuss the key topics, concepts and ideas with their tutors. Students prepare for tutorials by reading required material.
A student who is undertaking their first university degree and has yet to graduate. Undergraduate degrees are those courses which are available to first time university students.
May also be known as a subject. Full-time students normally complete four units each semester (or eight units per year).
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