Cross Institutional Study

Even if you are currently studying at another university or tertiary college, you can still study a unit or more at St Andrew’s and have that count towards your current degree. Cross institutional study allows you to undertake a unit of study at St Andrew’s that may not be offered at the university or tertiary college in which you are currently enrolled.

Normally, your home institution will ask you to provide a description of the unit(s) that you wish to undertake through St Andrew's. Unit descriptions are available by viewing the timetables page of this website. Further course unit details may be requested from the Registrar if needed. All units delivered through St Andrew's are accredited by the Sydney College of Divinity which is an Institute of Higher Education with Self-Accrediting Authority

Enquiries regarding cross-institutional study are welcome at any time.

The application process is paper-based.


To apply for cross institutional study, you need to:

  • Obtain written permission from your home university or tertiary institution confirming that your chosen unit(s) with St Andrew’s will indeed count towards your degree.
  • Download and complete an Application for Admission Form [PDF], clearly marking your application as non-award cross-institutional study on page 2 under ‘Courses’.
  • Download and complete the Enrolment Form [PDF] and indicate your chosen unit(s).
  • Submit these items to the Registrar twenty-one (21) days prior to the commencement of the relevant semester (late applications may be considered subject to availability). See 'Important Dates'.

Some, or all, of the following items may also be requested:

  • Proof of Citizenship (e.g. certified copy of birth certificate or current passport)
  • A digital photograph of passport size and quality, taken not more than 3 months prior
  • An autobiographical statement (750-1000 words)
  • A reference letter from your local bishop or parish priest, depending on the applicant's circumstances.

Tuition fees are payable before the commencement of the semester. FEE-HELP may be available, subject to eligibility criteria. Please consult the Registrar for more information.

Single unit study without credit (audit students)

If you are not seeking cross institutional credit and just want to pick up additional units you do not need to worry about the criteria set out above. By choosing to study a single unit you can focus on an area that especially interests you. See provisions for Audit Students.

Study by distance education

If studying on campus is not convenient for you, there's always the option to study by distance education - so no matter where you are, you can combine your current education with cross institutional study at St Andrew’s. See our Distance Education page for more details.