The University of Notre Dame Australia - Study Abroad

The University of Notre Dame Australia is one of the highest rated universities in Australia.Notre Dame is a national Catholic university hosting more than 12,000 students across its campuses, which spread coast to coast in Fremantle and Broome, Western Australia, and Sydney, New South Wales, on the eastern coast.
The university provides an excellent standard of training for the professions and pastoral care for students within a context of Catholic faith and values.

At The University of Notre Dame Australia, you can experience Australian life at a 'town university' campus by the beach in Fremantle (Western Australia), undertake research at the beautiful rural location of Broome (Western Australia) or study in the lively heart of Sydney (New South Wales).

With Notre Dame's Study Abroad program you can experience the best of Australian life together with a quality university education, which has received five-star ratings in The Good Universities Guide for 10 consecutive years.

As outlined in the university's Objects, Notre Dame provides an excellent standard of training for the professions and has the highest graduate employment rate in Perth and Sydney.

When studying abroad at Notre Dame, you can:

  • participate in field trips that will take you to iconic sites across Australia
  • take classes that are credited to your home degree from a wide range of disciplines
  • be part of a connected community where you are supported in your studies every step of the way
  • get involved in volunteering and service-learning programs.

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Students can study a variety of courses from the following schools:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health Sciences (Fremantle)
  • Law
  • Nursing (Nursing and Midwifery in Fremantle)
  • Philosophy and Theology.
  • Research programs are also available nationally.

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How to apply
Contact the Study Abroad Office at your home university and consult the Notre Dame Study Abroad brochure for details.
The Notre Dame Study Abroad brochure can be found at

Notre Dame provides an excellent standard of pastoral care for students and is #1 in Perth and Sydney for Student Support (see

As an international student, you will be welcomed to Notre Dame's vibrant student community.

There will be a range of opportunities for you to develop life skills as well as lifelong friendships by getting involved in the services and activities that form the essence of student life, such as sport, community service volunteering and student society social events.

You will be supported throughout your university studies with ongoing access to counselling services and careers advice.

Accommodation is available at Notre Dame's Fremantle 'town university' campus. Located in historic former hotels, students stay right in the heart of Fremantle's West End close to caf

Sarah Boomer, USA

Master of Counselling - Sarah aspires to help young people grow and change

An international student from the USA, Sarah Boomer elected to study her Master of Counselling degree at The University of Notre Dame Australia's Fremantle Campus due to its Catholic ethos and emphasis on practicum as part of the learning experience. Sarah was first attracted to Notre Dame through taking part in a Study Abroad experience in 2013. "I've grown and matured. Counselling can be a challenging degree and asks difficult questions. From being at Notre Dame, I was able to look into these issues and grow as an adult and as a practitioner," Sarah says. "The highlight was the practicum experience with the skills I acquired I have been able to grow as an adult and as a practitioner. I have since found that I'm more confident in working with young people and more confident in my ability to resolve any challenges that may present. Because of the uniqueness of Notre Dame and how staff care for the individual, it gave me a good model for how to care for the people with whom I work." Having a positive influence on the mental and physical wellbeing of young people, and to help them grow, is the ambition of Sarah in her career as a youth counsellor. "Working with young people is what I love to do the most. There is a lot of pressure on young people today and they don't have the support they really need," Sarah says. (Visit the University of Notre Dame Australia's YouTube channel to hear more about Sarah's story or visit for more information about the University's Study Abroad program.)

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