About the University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame is a leading American research university that offers undergraduate, professional, and graduate students a unique academic environment. Enriched by Catholic intellectual and cultural traditions, it is a place that throughout its history has promoted excellent teaching. Its undergraduate program is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the United States by various sources including US News and World Report, Time, Kiplinger’s, Kaplan/Newsweek, and Forbes. Notre Dame is also well known for its vibrant campus life and a high level of student engagement. It is located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, the center of a metropolitan area with a population of more than 300,000. Notre Dame is 90 miles east of Chicago.
ASAP Program Description
ASAP is a credit-bearing program that allows international students to take 12-18 credits during a semester spent abroad at the University of Notre Dame. Students also have the option of spending a full academic year at Notre Dame. Students take classes offered by the College of Arts & Letters, College of Science, College of Engineering, and School of Architecture. They will be given an official Notre Dame transcript upon the completion of the program. Students will be able to select their courses after they are admitted to the program. Please note that registration for some courses, however, will depend upon the availability of spots and commitment from the department.
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Colleges and Schools at the University of Notre Dame
College of Arts & Letters
Notre Dame’s oldest and largest college spanning more than 20 majors in three divisions: the arts, the social sciences, and the humanities.
Find the list of majors here.
Please note: Some core courses in Economics may not be available for the incoming/visiting students, depending on the availability of spots.
College of Science
The college was founded in 1865 and offers courses in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Neuroscience and Behavior, Physics, Statistics, etc. Please find more information about the courses here.
College of Engineering
By offering engineering at the university in 1873, Notre Dame became the first Catholic University in the US to have a school of engineering.
Courses are offered on Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Please find more information about the courses here.
Please note that some core courses in following engineering disciplines might not be available to incoming/visiting students: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science Engineering.
College of Business
School of Architecture
The School was founded in 1898 and became the first Catholic University in the US to offer a degree in architecture.
The School emphasizes classical and vernacular architecture within traditional urbanism; principles that encourage community, harmony with nature, and economy of resources and energy.
Incoming/visiting students interested in Architecture will only have 2nd- and 4th-year courses available and will need to meet eligibility requirements for these courses.
Please note that applying to the School of Architecture may require additional application materials such as a portfolio and syllabi from completed courses at your home university.
Experience Notre Dame
Attend classes taught by world renowned professors
Experience the unmatched sense of community on campus
Participate in student activities in our state-of-the-art facilities
Understand the religious and intellectual traditions that are unique to Notre Dame
Cultivate your sense and responsibility to be a force for good
International undergraduate students enrolled in a university overseas
Sophomore or higher standing at home university
Strong academic transcript
High level of English language proficiency (TOEFL 90+ /IELTS 7.0+ preferred. The applicant may also be required to do a phone interview with the admission committee.)
Students should possess exceptional motivation, emotional maturity, and a high aptitude for adapting to new environments
One Confidential Reference Form* (from a faculty member who has taught you in class or worked closely with you)
A Personal Record Form* (filled out by a school official or your study abroad advisor)
Proof demonstrating enough funds to support study at Notre Dame (see Financial Proof Submission Instruction & Template*)
*All forms can be found in the "Materials" section, once you start your application.
Please refer to the cost of attendance section above for information about the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
Tuition and fees
Housing and three meals per day
Excursions, trips, and all other program-sponsored activities
Program Cost Does Not Include:
You can start your application by:
When you are on the application page, choose the Questionnaire to start your application. Please, email Program Coordinator Lisa Shroyer at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding the application process.
- Clicking the “Apply Now” tab above
- Click "I do not have login credentials to use this site"
- Create a user account. A temporary password email will then be sent to you.
PLEASE NOTE: When logging into this site (once your user account has been created), you MUST ALWAYS choose the Non-ND NetID & Password option. Please be sure to remember the username and permanent password you create.
Upon your admission to Notre Dame, all the program costs will be listed in your student account.
Housing and Residential Life
If available, on campus housing is provided, but cannot be guaranteed. On the rare occasion that on campus dorms are not available, Notre Dame International will offer assistance in finding off-campus housing alternatives. You will be contacted ahead of time, if this is the case and should not seek off-campus housing unless notified.
There are 31 undergraduate residence halls that represent 31 distinctive communities, which together with Notre Dame’s two graduate housing facilities, continue the rich tradition of residential life at the University. From the earliest days, residential life has been a defining characteristic of the Notre Dame education. Social events, inter-hall sports, community service projects, spiritual retreats, and time-honored traditions unique to each residence hall define Notre Dame's culture and have created what truly is the Notre Dame family.
If you are required to seek off-campus housing on your own, you will receive notification of this as early as possible. Further assistance will be provided by NDI. Please, note that filling out the housing application for the on-campus dormitories does not guarantee a spot on campus. On the rare occasion that on campus housing is not available, you may be asked to find housing off-campus even if you have already filled out the housing application for on-campus dorms.
You will still be able to participate in dorm activities and can request to be “adopted” by a dorm to be involved in their events.
Students will be provided with a meal plan offered through campus dining. The meal plan is included in the program cost. While the plan allows students to eat food in the two dining halls at Notre Dame, they can use Domer Dollars to buy meal from other food places on campus. Domer Dollars provide campus ID card-holders the ability to make purchases at many on-campus businesses and select off-campus merchants without the need to carry cash or credit cards. Campus vending and laundry also accept Domer Dollars and unlike a credit card, there are no deposit fees, no mounting debts with Domer Dollars, no interest charged, and no monthly bill – just a record of the debits made from your already deposited funds.
The students on this program will be issued an I-20 and obtain an F-1 visa. Students are responsible for paying for visa related fees.
Airfare and Air Travel Arrangements
Students are responsible for arranging their round trip flights to Notre Dame. More information on flight options will be provided after a student is accepted into the program.
Status at Notre Dame
Students will be registered as full-time undergraduate students at Notre Dame.
American Short-Term Programs
Notre Dame International