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International Students

At present there are no places available to overseas students seeking on-shore studies at St Andrew’s that would require compliance with Australian government student visa requirements. Notification of any changes to this situation will be posted on this website.

Off-shore study through St Andrew’s is open to overseas students by distance education (online mode). The following courses are available:

Compulsory attendance at prescribed residential schools is waived and replaced by alternative assessment tasks by the Lecturer. Nonetheless, off-shore students are encouraged and welcome to attend the residential schools. In this regard, only a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) would normally be required for entry into Australia.

The cost of travelling to attend a residential school is not included in the course unit’s tuition fee. Students are required to make their own travel arrangements.

Refreshments are provided on campus at no additional cost and in keeping with the feasting and fasting periods of the Church.

St Andrew’s is not able to provide accommodation during the residential school period. Students are advised of nearby accommodation options which include:

For more accommodation options, visit http://www.hotel.com.au/sagotc.htm.


BEFORE YOU APPLY, PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

  • Seek the advice of your priest to help you discern whether theological studies via distance education is the right educational and vocational path for you.
  • Collate any relevant academic transcripts and official identification documents early.
  • Allow enough time for application materials to arrive by mail.
APPLICATION DEADLINES:
 

First Round Application Deadline: 18 December 2018
Second Round Application Deadline: 25 January 2019

Applications for admission to St Andrew's for 2019 will be reviewed on a rolling basis, from 5 November 2018 to 18 December 2018 and then from 14-25 January 2019. The Admissions Committee will consider applications at the beginning of each week during these periods and inform applicants of its decision within 5-7 days.

The application process is paper-based.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Contact the Registrar to discuss your interest in theological studies, or to request a call back via telephone or Skype

YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE:

  • APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM (PDF) [except audit students]
  • ENROLMENT FORM (PDF)
  • Proof of Citizenship (e.g. certified copy of birth certificate or current passport)
  • A certified copy of your Driver License
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts [except audit students]
  • Two (2) photographs of passport size and quality, taken not more than 3 months prior
  • A brief autobiographical statement (300-500 words) which introduces you to the College and also outlines the reason(s) why you wish to undertake theological education
  • One reference letter from your priest. GUIDELINES FOR REFERENCE LETTERS (PDF).  
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) documents or evidence of equivalent English Language test (if previous academic training was undertaken in a language other than English).
  • An entrance test (e.g. short assignment, online quiz) may be required for students seeking admission into undergraduate courses under Mature Age or Special Entry provisions

Successful applicants will receive written confirmation and other relevant information. All students should nurture a good reading knowledge of the entire Bible through conscientious daily scripture reading.