University of Notre Dame Australia

Program Details

Program Location Fremantle (Perth), Australia
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20121
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Fall 2023 07/14/23 to 11/19/23
Past Dates
Spring 2023 02/10/23 to 06/18/23
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


University of Notre Dame Australia
The University of Notre Dame is located in the historic west end of Fremantle, the main port city of Western Australia, 12 miles from Perth. It is a "town" university and the only one of its type in Australia. Present and past merge into a rich mix of cultures and traditions, typical of the older university towns of Europe. Students enjoy an ideal location for study and recreation. A vast array of cafés and restaurants, specializing in all styles of cuisine, as well as a beache are within a 5-minute walk of the campus. An efficient suburban rail service connects Fremantle to central Perth, just 20 minutes away.

Notre Dame is a private Catholic university committed to ensuring that students receive a personalized, high quality education. It offers a caring and friendly learning environment, providing courses that are challenging, relevant and responsive to student, employer and community needs. The University is noted for its excellent professional training in such areas as accounting, communications, counseling, electronic commerce, environmental management, law, nursing and teaching.

The University attracts students from a range of cultural and religious backgrounds, which produces an exciting and vital atmosphere on campus. It is a university that offers a personal approach to teaching, with small classes and individual support.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


University of Notre Dame Australia

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture] [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: HK, PSY, PUBH & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $200.00
Round-trip Airfare $2,500.00
Housing $5,500.00
Visa $450.00
Books and Supplies $365.00
Meals $2,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

University of Notre Dame Australia

Historic Fremantle Prisson

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email