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University of Notre Dame Australia, Perth

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
Spring 2020 02/08/20 to 06/14/20
Past Dates
Fall 2019 07/20/19 to 11/24/19

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Financial Aid Deadline
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University of Notre Dame Australia, Perth

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.

Certificate Program Options Available!

Certificate programs, similar to a minor at Purdue, allow study abroad students to take approximately 15 credits in a specialized subject area and earn an official certificate from the host university. This would be a nice addition to any resume.

Students interested in completing a certificate at Notre Dame should make this clear in their Purdue study abroad application. Certificates are available in:

Asia-Pacific Studies--the Certificate in Asia-Pacific Studies provides students with an opportunity to engage in an in-depth academic study of the interaction between the unique histories, political systems, cultures and peoples of the Asia-Pacific region. Some core courses may require study tours that carry an additional fee and is available during the spring semester only.

International Studies--The Certificate in International Studies is awarded to students who complete an approved program of study consisting of five classes during the semester.

Australasian Ecology--This Certificate is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore Australasian environments and ecology in detail. Australasia is characterized by some very unique habitats, flora, and fauna. Field trips to sites of interest are an integral part of this course of study.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


University of Notre Dame Australia, Perth

The program is open to Purdue students 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, & 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 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 2020

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$250.00
Round-trip Airfare$2,625.00
Books and Supplies$365.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,140.00
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 before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line 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, Perth
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

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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