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The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
The University of Notre Dame Australia is a distinctive national Catholic university with more than 12,000 students across its campuses in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney.Our student experience, employment and graduate outcomes are the best in New South Wales and Western Australia, and among the very best in Australia.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (14)
Humanities (10)
Business & Management (4)
Social Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



The University of Notre Dame Australia was founded through an Act of the Parliament of Western Australia in December 1989. Since its inception, Notre Dame has become a leader in higher education and now boasts over 11,000 students enrolled across its three campuses in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome.


We provide our students with the theoretical knowledge and professional skills which will empower them to realise their potential, build interconnectedness with all peoples and willingly serve the community through active participation, engagement and reflection.

We have a powerful commitment to honouring the individual and recognise that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. We believe that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.


Notre Dame’s current strategic focus is its three research entities, the Institute for Health Research, Nulungu Research Institute and the Institute for Ethics and Society. Emphasis is on collaboration, translational research and growing its higher degree by research student population. Initiatives include University fee remission scholarships for international research students and University stipend scholarships for domestic and international research students. Notre Dame has established three dedicated centres for research:

  • Institute for Ethics & Society
  • Institute for Health Research
  • Nulungu Research Institute


University of Notre Dame Careers Service provides valuable individual career support for students from first year through to graduation and to our growing alumni.

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Student services

Student Services at The University of Notre Dame Australia provides opportunities for students to participate in life changing experiences while studying at the University. Student leadership roles on the Student Association, starting or being involved in student clubs, sports and recreation activities at a social, state and national level, orientation and study abroad are some of the many activities that make student life so vibrant.

Student Services staff at Notre Dame provide a range of services to deliver an excellent standard of pastoral support for students and to ensure that students enjoy being part of the unique community that is Notre Dame.

Housing services

Notre Dame offers a range of accommodation options for students. On campus accommodation is available at our Fremantle and Broome Campuses while student accommodation is available in close vicinity to the Sydney Campus.  Find out more about accommodations options at your local Campus below.

The accommodation is a diverse, multicultural community which is a safe, friendly place to live. The University of Notre Dame Australia welcomes your interest in the student accommodation offered on our campuses. Our residences can provide a vibrant and fun place to live while you study at Notre Dame.

Library services

The Fremantle Campus has three libraries; Craven Law Library, Galvin Medical Library and St Teresa's Library. The Library also offers a range of support services; IT support, group study rooms and library skills workshops.

Student Life

Campus life

The Fremantle Campus is located in the historic West End of Fremantle. The beautiful buildings of both the Campus and the surrounding city of Fremantle lend a distinctive character to Notre Dame. Supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, beautiful beaches and sport and recreation facilities are within walking distance or are easily accessible by public transport.

Student clubs

The Student Association of the University of Notre Dame Australia (SAUNDA) provides an avenue for social and personal development and fosters a sense of community. The Student Association aims to support the needs of students. It liases directly with student groups to ensure concerns are appropriately addressed.

Student Reviews

Lots of work experience and placement!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall a fantastic university and the programs are well organised and intimate with the learner, fantastic study abroad program and lots of work experience hours which put you ahead of other graduates i just have further ambitions to study abroad that's why i transferred

Wholesome and nurturing!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had a really wholesome experience at the university. I especially loved not having many students in a workshop because this meant I could engage in the subject matter more intimately with my peers and lecturers and absorb the content we were learning. The teachers were always readily available and gave of their time and efforts to their students. There were also many...

Exceptional and beyond imagination
Aaron Chinyimba rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was a brilliant and exceptional experience to acquire academic excellence and exposure at that unique level in a faith and christian oriented academic environment

Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

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