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International Students

Notre Dame welcomes students from every nation in the world to apply for admission.

A diverse campus community enlarges the community’s world view and enriches classroom interaction. Valuing the contributions international students make to the campus community, the University has instituted scholarships for international students.

Programs and services for international students include noncredit study in our English Language Institute, orientation, and academic and immigration counseling.

The University also actively recruits and hires faculty and staff with international experience and intercultural expertise.

How to Apply

International students follow the same application procedures for Women's College 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 a minimum of 12 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 is required of the student's sponsor to be submitted to the Office of International Programs.
  • Translation services may be needed for transcripts of universities abroad. The University recommends using WES or CAREE for these services.

International Student Cost Guide

Undergraduate Program

Tuition and Fees    
Tuition $30,981.00 (2 semesters)
Room and Board $10,404.00 (Fall and Spring semesters)
Room   (Room for Winterim)
Student Fees $1,050.00  
Subtotal $42,435.00  
Additional Costs $4,500.00 (estimate)
Total $46,935.00 (estimate)

**A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required by May 1.

Students: These are cost estimates for tuition and fees and are subject to change. 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:

  • 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