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The University of Notre Dame
South Bend, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Program Description:


University of Notre Dame
Location: South Bend, IN
Year Established: 1842
Student population: 12393
University ranking: 150
The University of Notre Dame was founded in November 1842 by Edward F. Sorin, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, a French missionary order. It is located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, the center of a metropolitan area with a population of more than 300,000. Chartered by the state of Indiana in 1844, the University was governed by the Holy Cross priests until 1967, when governance was transferred to a two-tiered, mixed board of lay and religious trustees and fellows.

One of America’s leading undergraduate teaching institutions, Notre Dame also has been at the forefront in research and scholarship. The aerodynamics of glider flight, the transmission of wireless messages, and the formulae for synthetic rubber were pioneered at the University. Today researchers are achieving breakthroughs in astrophysics, radiation chemistry, environmental sciences, tropical disease transmission, peace studies, cancer, robotics, and nanoelectronics.

Notre Dame's undergraduate program is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the United States by various sources including US News and World Report, Time, Kiplinger’s, Kaplan/Newsweek, and Forbes. Notre Dame is also well known for its vibrant campus life and a high level of student engagement.   


Notre Dame is located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, the center of a metropolitan area with a population of more than 300,000. Notre Dame is 1.5 hours east of Chicago.

Notre Dame

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences






Visual Arts


Restrictions: *Courses from the College of Engineering are limited, some courses in Economics may not be available depending on the availability of spots, Architecture will only have 2nd and 4th year courses available and will need to meet eligibility requirements.
Exclusions: Business, Law
Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: August - December
Semester 2: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


15 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
The university uses letter grades from A through F, based on a 4-point scale

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.

Language Requirement
For non-native speakers of English: TOEFL 90; IELTS 7; other proof of English proficiency will be considered. Some students might be required to participate in an interview. NOTE: Students whose native language is English or who study in a country where English is the main language do not have to submit an English proficiency test.



What is the host city like?
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On-campus housing is not guaranteed. For more information, please visit the website of the Office of Housing. Students are more likely to be placed in student housing in the Spring Semester as opposed to the Fall semester. 

Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university

Semester/Term Dates
Access the University's calendar

Support Services 
University Health Services can provide assistance to exchange students

Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of The United States in Australia

Student Experiences

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