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How to Apply

International students follow the regular application procedures for Women's College or the College of Graduate Studies admissions.
In addition, international students are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Scores should be sent directly to Notre Dame by January for fall admission. The code for the TOEFL is 5114.

Information about visa services is available from the United States Department of State.

Important Additional Items

  • Students in the United States on an F1 Visa must take 9 credits a semester and be in school full-time.  This may require the student to commute to Notre Dame’s satellite campuses in order to fulfill the requirement.
  • A bank statement of statement of financials is required by the International Office for every International Student.
  • Translation services may be needed for transcripts of universities abroad.  The University recommends using WES or CAREE for these services.

Important Additional Costs

Students must be able to meet the following costs as they apply to their particular situation:

  • board for Winterim (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
  • long distance phone calls
  • off-campus transportation
  • other personal expenses