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University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842. It is located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, the center of a metropolitan area.
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Number of places available: 2 full year places 


Term Dates:

  • August to December and January to May 

Application Deadline (once allocated a Global Opportunities place):

  • 31 March for a fall semester start

Programme Information

Exchange students should take 15 credits per semester (30 credits per year).

Please visit the University of Notre Dame website for course information. 

Academic Requirements/Restrictions

Course Restrictions:

  • All incoming short-term semester students are required to register for a minimum of 12 credit hours. Enrolment into any one particular course is not guaranteed and is subject to prerequisites, restrictions, and availability.
  • Law classes are not available for undergraduate exchange/visiting students.
  • Graduate level courses (courses numbered 50000+) are not available to undergraduate exchange/visiting students.
  • Courses in the Mendoza College of Business are not available unless you are a business major. Business majors are allowed to take a maximum of one course (3 credit hours) at Mendoza. You are encouraged to explore other courses outside of the business school that are relevant to your business education. For example, Economics is part of the College of Arts & Letters. You are allowed to enrol in ECON courses if you meet the prerequisites. Other options may be found in the following departments: Statistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, etc.
  • Courses in the following disciplines within the College of Engineering are limited for exchange/visiting students: Aero/Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science Engineering.
  • More information on school specific restrictions for Architecture students.

Grade requirements:

  • Outstanding academic transcript: 3.0 GPA or higher.

Language Requirements

The language of instruction at Notre Dame is English. If you are a non native English speaker, you may be asked to provide evidence of language ability.


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Owing to a shortage of on-campus accommodation at ND, exchange and visiting international students are not guaranteed on-campus housing. Thus, some students will need to secure their own off-campus housing. Students who wish to live on campus will need to fill out a housing application and will be entered in a lottery. To search for off-campus housing, students are encouraged to use the off campus housing website. Students living off campus are able to sign up for a ND meal plan and participate in dorm activities despite not living on campus.

Student Support

University of Notre Dame offer a wide range of student support including Emergency Services, Health Services, Counselling, Academic Support and Careers Advice.

Other Information

All students are required to have health insurance and will be automatically enrolled in the University’s health insurance plan. However, students can waive the Notre Dame insurance if their own plan meets certain requirements. 

Visit Notre Dame's FAQ page for more information on studying at Notre Dame. 

Summer Opportunities

There are currently no summer opportunities at Queens. See other Summer School opportunities at our partner universities (internal weblink).

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