Domestic Students


  • Seek the advice of your priest to help you discern whether theological studies is the right educational and vocational path for you. For those applying to the Bachelor of Theology, the College will expect that you receive a blessing from your bishop, as well as a recommendation letter from your priest.
  • Collate any relevant academic transcripts and official identification documents early.
  • Allow enough time for application materials to arrive by mail.

First Round Application Deadline: 18 December 2018
Second Round Application Deadline: 1 February 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 January to 1 February 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.


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


  • 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]
  • 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 father confessor/parish priest [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

Students applying for admission into the Bachelor of Theology are also required to provide the following:

  • Certificate of Baptism
  • Certificate of Marriage (if applicable)
  • An interview process with the Dean or Sub-Dean may be required. Interstate students may be referred to a person designated by St Andrew's

Students interested in accessing the federal 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.

In terms of dormitory residency, St Andrew's provides free room and board to single male Bachelor of Theology applicants enrolled in the three year ecclesial program.