High School Students

Undergraduate study is suitable for students who have not studied at university or a tertiary college before, and usually leads to the award of a bachelor degree. At St Andrew’s, undergraduate study can lead to the Diploma of Christian Studies, the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice, or to the Bachelor of Theology. If you are still in or finishing high school, undergraduate study is for you.

Undergraduate study may have a minimum ATAR entry requirement. Certain high school subjects in the fields of ancient history, studies of religion, and classical and Modern Greek language may provide helpful preparation for theological studies, but are not compulsory for admission. A good command of the English language is essential. An entrance test (e.g. short assignment, online quiz) may be required for students seeking admission into undergraduate courses under Special Entry provisions rather than an ATAR.

Interested in a GAP Year?

If you are finishing Year 12 this year, or looking for a new and meaningful path, why not consider applying for a GAP year at St Andrew's.

The GAP year experience incorporates the Diploma of Christian Studies, a fully accredited award (which qualifies for Centrelink assistance and FEE-HELP if you are an Australian Citizen). At the end of your one-year program, your credit points can be carried over into a continuing award at St Andrew's (subject to admissions criteria), or possibly even count as elective credits at university.

Sydney-based girls and boys are welcome to apply for admission. Units are taught by on-campus evening classes and/or distance education (online).

Rural NSW and Interstate students are welcome to apply for admission via distance education (online). Boys are encouraged to apply for on-campus residence during their GAP year after consulting their priest.


1. You must be 18 yrs old by the start date of the first Teaching Week. Please refer to the Academic Calendar.

2. You do not need to apply through the University Admissions Centre.

3. Browse the courses listed in this website.

4. Familiarise yourself with important dates for the entire academic year.

5. Contact the Registrar directly to discuss your interest.

6. Complete the admission forms and gather your supporting material.

7. Make an appointment to visit the Theological College.

Life as a Student of Theology

Depending on the course of study you choose and the way in which you study (full time or part time, residential or non-residential, etc.) there will be opportunities for you to combine your study of theology with liturgical services in the College Chapel, field education, seminars, excursions, pilgrimages, retreats and other recreational activities.