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  • Locations: Fremantle, Australia; Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: CatholicU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Areas of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Business, Communications, Drama, Economics, Education, English, Film, Finance, History, Journalism, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Theology
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Homestay, Residence Hall
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Internship Available: No
Program Advisor: Grace Schneider Click here for a definition of this term On-Site Language Course Required: No
Click here for a definition of this term Credits: 15 + Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 5. Graduate
Program Description:
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University of Notre Dame Australia


The University of Notre Dame is the only private Catholic University in Australia, and home to more than 11,000 students. The core curriculum is similar to that of CUA, and students have an entire course selection at their disposal. Fremantle is a historic and vibrant port city on the western coast of Australia. A university town, 'Freo' gives you the intimacy of a small city while also being conveniently connected by commuter rail to the much larger city of Perth. Fremantle is known for its diverse array of cuisine, fishing, and beautiful beaches. Students arrive in February, the middle of Australia's beautiful summer.


Students have the opportunity to stay in the student resident halls, with each residence having its own computer laboratory with 24 hour internet access. Shared bathroom and kitchen facilities are provided. Students also have the option of home stays with local families to assist in integration into Australia culture.


As classes tend to be more difficult than a standard undergraduate course in the States, students are recommended to take four classes (12 credits) for resident credit, though those who are up for the challenge make take five (15 credits). All study abroad students have the opportunity to take classes that have a strong Australian focus, and some even have included excursions. For more information, you may wish to review the course guides under the Study Programs section of the UNDA website. Bear in mind that Semester One is equivalent to the U.S. spring semester, and Semester Two is equivalent to the U.S. fall semester.

For details on the academic calendar, please see the UNDA Pre-Departure Guide.


Students attending this program may wish to consider applying for one or more of the following scholarships: Other scholarship options are listed on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarships webpage.

Exchange Scholars 

Exchange Scholar programs at The Catholic University of America provide an immersive international experience for a limited number of highly qualified students.  This exclusive opportunity enables students to study at a select group of prestigious universities worldwide.  Exchange partner schools are selected on the basis of mission, academic excellence, dedication to internationalization, and a commitment to research.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission 07/21/2019 11/23/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 02/09/2020 06/14/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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