Domestic Students


  • Seek the advice of your priest to help you discern whether theological studies is the right educational and vocational path for you.
  • Collate any relevant academic transcripts and official identification documents early.
  • Allow enough time for important supporting documentation to arrive by mail (if applicable).

First Round Application Closing Date: 29 December 2023
Second Round Application Closing Date: 31 January 2024

Applications for admission to St Andrew's for 2024 will be reviewed on a rolling basis, from 27 November to 22 December 2023 and then from 15 to 31 January 2024. The Admissions Committee will consider applications during these periods and inform applicants of its decision within 7-10 days.

The application process is normally paper-based whereby applicants submit their materials in person or via postal mail service. However, applicants may also lodge their application form and supporting materials via email and good quality pdf scans and jpeg attachments.


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


  • APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM (PDF) [except audit students]
  • Proof of Citizenship (e.g. copy of birth certificate or current passport)
  • A copy of your Driver Licence
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts [except audit students] or ask your university or tertiary institution to provide an official digital version of transcript(s) and academic document(s) (e.g. My eQuals)
  • A digital photograph of passport size and quality, taken not more than 3 months prior, submitted as a jpeg file. These are easily obtainable from Australia Post, Officeworks and some pharmacies.
  • An autobiographical statement (as cited above)
  • A reference letter from a bishop or priest who is willing to serve as a referee on your behalf [Note: Any applicant whose parish life is not within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia normally requires a blessing from their respective local bishop and a reference letter from him or from a priest designated by him which is written with his permission and on his behalf]. 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 if you are seeking admission into an undergraduate course under Mature Age or Special Entry provisions.

Important Notice: All students need a Unique Student Identifier (USI). A USI is your individual education identifier for life issued by the Commonwealth Government. It creates an online record of your training attainments in Australia. You only have to create it once. If you do not already have a USI you must apply online.

Students interested in accessing the Australian Government loan scheme FEE-HELP as a means of paying for their tuition should indicate this on their APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM and ENROLMENT FORM. Accessing FEE-HELP requires an online application procedure [once only for each new course] which is referred to as an Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF). The Registrar will guide the applicant through this process. 

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.

Student Dormitory Accommodation

In terms of dormitory residency, St Andrew's may provide free room and board to single male full time study applicants who have discussed the prospect of theological studies with their local bishop and thereafter completed an interview process with Members of the College's Admissions Committee, either in person or via Zoom. A subsequent interview with the Dean and other members of the Faculty Board may also be required. Such applicants will also be required to provide a copy of their Certificate of Baptism and a letter from their general medical practitioner regarding their physical health and mental wellbeing.