Overseas Students

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.

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

Applicants who hold a bachelor degree from a recognised university or tertiary college in any field other than theology, ministry or divinity studies, may commence theological studies at a graduate level by means of the following courses:

Off-shore students are strongly encouraged and welcome to attend the orientation and residential school program in Sydney. In this regard, only a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) would normally be required for entry into Australia.

The cost of travelling to the College is not included in the course tuition fees. 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.


  • Contact the Registrar to discuss your interest in theological studies, or to request a call back via telephone or Zoom
  • Submit an autobiographical statement (750-1000 words) which introduces you to the College and also outlines the reason(s) why you wish to undertake theological education. Please refer to GUIDELINES FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENTS (PDF)
  • Collate any relevant academic transcripts and official identification documents early.
  • Allow enough time for application materials to arrive by mail.

First Round Application Closing Date: 30 November 2021
Second Round Application Closing Date: 14 January 2022

Applications for admission to St Andrew's for 2022 will be reviewed on a rolling basis, from 1 November to 17 December 2021 and then from 4 January to 14 January 2022. 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.


You will need to provide:

  • APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM (PDF) [except audit students]
  • Proof of Citizenship (e.g. certified copy of birth certificate or current passport)
  • A certified copy of your Driver Licence
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts [except audit students] or ask your university or tertiary instituion to provide an official digital version of transcript(s) and academic document(s) (e.g. My eQuals)
  • Two (2) photographs of passport size and quality, taken not more than 3 months prior
  • An autobiographical statement (as cited above)
  • IELTS or TOEFL documents or other evidence of equivalent English Language proficiency (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
  • A reference letter from your local bishop or parish priest may be requested, depending on the applicant's circumstances. 

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