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

  1. Follow the same application procedures for Women's College admissions (select the Online Application option). 
  2. 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.


  • Undergraduate students in the United States on an F1 Visa must take a minimum of 12 credits per semester.  
  • 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 Undergraduate Student Cost Guide

All prices are in U.S. dollars. Please contact the business office for more information on tuition and fees.

Current Tuition & 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