Domestic Students

BEFORE YOU APPLY, PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

  • 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 application materials to arrive by mail.
APPLICATION CLOSING DATES FOR ENTRY IN FEBRUARY 2022:
 

First Round Application Closing Date: 17 December 2021
Second Round Application Closing Date: 7 February 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 7 February 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 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.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • 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)

ONCE ADVISED, YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE:

  • APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM (PDF) [except audit students]
  • ENROLMENT FORM (PDF)
  • 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 institution 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)
  • The name of a priest who is willing to be contacted by the College in order 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 commencing a new course in 2022 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.

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 the Registrar. 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.