The Notre Dame difference

Critically acclaimed by students

At Notre Dame, students have an exceptional educational experience. Our students agree Notre Dame is the top uni in the State in a range of areas. See how Notre Dame compares in the federal government's quality indicators for learning and teaching.

Learn to think. Big.

At Notre Dame you will be encouraged to expand your mind and learn to think creatively and critically through the Core Curriculum units in Philosophy, Theology and Ethics. You will learn to learn for life in the Catholic tradition of liberal education.

Real-world experience

You will learn from academics who have extensive experience and will gain high levels of hands-on professional experience as part of your degree through internships and professional placements. You'll graduate with contacts and experience on your CV!

You're a person, not a number

At Notre Dame we know that you are more than your ATAR score. Our admissions process considers your personal qualities, experience, motivation to study together with your academic record. You will also get the chance to ask us questions at an interview. Our deliberately smaller lecture and tutorial group sizes mean that you'll be heard more, learn more and have more one-on-one contact with academic staff.

Combine study and travel

Through Notre Dame's Study Abroad program you can study a semester of your degree abroad at our partner universities in the USA, the UK, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia and other exciting destinations. See our students' Study Abroad experiences on Instagram. Through Notre Dame's Experience the World program you can make a difference to people's lives through a range of study tours and projects. Destinations include Spain, the UK and the USA, Uganda, Cambodia, India and Laos.

Fremantle is our Campus

In the tradition of European university towns, you will walk past cafes, shops and restaurants to get to your lectures and tutorials. Our beautiful and historic Campus buildings and courtyards are situated in the heart of Fremantle's West End where you will be part of the bustling Freo community. Student accommodation is available on Campus also.

Experience the Notre Dame difference at one of our events or by booking a personalised tour of our unique town university campus.

The Objects
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:

  1. the provision of university education within a context of Catholic faith and values; and
  2. the provision of an excellent standard of –
    1. teaching, scholarship and research;
    2. training for the professions; and
    3. pastoral care for its students.