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International Students

At present there are no places available to overseas students seeking on-shore studies at St Andrew’s that would require compliance with Australian government student visa requirements. Notification of any changes to this situation will be posted on this website.

Off-shore study through St Andrew’s is open to overseas students by distance education (online mode). The following courses are available:

Compulsory attendance at prescribed residential schools is waived and replaced by alternative assessment tasks by the Lecturer. Nonetheless, off-shore students are encouraged and welcome to attend the residential schools. In this regard, only a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) would normally be required for entry into Australia.

The cost of travelling to attend a residential school is not included in the course unit’s tuition fee. Students are required to make their own travel arrangements.

Refreshments are provided on campus at no additional cost and in keeping with the feasting and fasting periods of the Church.

St Andrew’s is not able to provide accommodation during the residential school period. Students are advised of nearby accommodation options which include:

For more accommodation options, visit

Application Dates:        

Please check the website for ‘Important Dates’.

How to Apply:
The following documentation should be sent to the Registrar via postal service as part of the admissions process (original materials not in English must be formally translated into English by an accredited translator):
  • Proof of Citizenship (e.g. photocopy of birth certificate or current passport)
  • Academic Records -– please include evidence of any formal language studies other than English
  • Two (2) photographs of passport size and quality, taken not more than 3 months prior
  • One letter of recommendation from the applicant's local bishop or from the vicar general of that local diocese (see GUIDELINES FOR REFERENCE LETTERS).
  • 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 of those seeking admission into an undergraduate course under Mature Age or Special Entry Provisions.
  • An interview process with the Registrar via telephone or Skype may be required.

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.