Notre Dame welcomes students from every nation in the world to apply for admission.
A diverse campus community enhances NDMU's world view and enriches classroom interaction.
Programs and services for international students include noncredit study in our English Language Institute, orientation, and academic and immigration counseling.
How to Apply
Follow the same application procedures for Women's College admissions (select the Online Application option).
Additional Requirements for Admissions
A course-by-course evaluation of transcripts for all high schools and universities abroad performed by a NACES member provider. For evaluation services, view our transcript evaluation portal:transcript evaluation portal
- Submit one of the following proficiency scores to the university if English is not your native language:
- TOEFL iBT score of 80 or greater
- IELTS score of 6.5 or greater
- SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 500 or greater
- Proof of completion of an English composition course at a U.S.-accredited college or university (transfer students only)
Requirements for Visa Processing
Upon acceptance to the university, international students must prove eligibility for maintaining visa status while enrolled. Students who plan to obtain an F-1 Visa must complete a Form I-20 upon confirmation of the following criteria:
- Undergraduate students in the United States on an F-1 Visa must take a minimum of 12 credits per semester
- Students must submit current bank or financial statements from you and/or your sponsor’s bank indicating sufficient funds to study at NDMU. Please note: international students are eligible to receive the university’s merit-based scholarships, but students cannot apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA) without a U.S. Social Security Number.
International Undergraduate Student Cost Guide
All prices are in U.S. dollars. Please contact the business office for more information on tuition and fees.
Important Additional Costs
Students must be able to meet the following costs as they apply to their particular situation:
- Tuition and Board for the January Winterim term (if staying on campus)
- Textbooks (estimated cost per semester $500)
Plan ahead for these potential expenses:
- Additional room and board for summer (if staying on campus)
- Tuition, fees and books during summer session
- Travel expenses from your home country to the U.S.
- Travel expenses during vacation periods
- Medical expenses not covered by health insurance
- Cell phone/data plan
- Off-campus transportation
- Other personal expenses