Admission Process for Domestic Students

Undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) admission process 

Both new and continuing students are responsible for their own enrolment.  The information on this page is to assist domestic students as they think about what and how to study, and the process of admission.

We are committed to helping you make informed decisions about your study options. What you can study will depend on your level of study, the course you want to study and meeting the entry requirements for the course. As a prospective student we hope that the information provided will enable you to identify the right Sydney College of Divinity award for you. If you have any further questions, contact us.

If you intend to study on an Australia Student Visa you must apply as an international student. This information is only for domestic students who want to enrol in an undergraduate or postgraduate award.  If you are interested in research study and want to explore a postgraduate research award, you should look up the Higher Degree by Research admission process.


  1. 1 Determine eligibility
  2. 2 Explore study options
  3. 3 Choose a college
  4. 4 Apply
  5. 5 What next?
1 Determine eligibility

Whatever your level of study, work experience, age, and study goals, there is a course for you. This is because there are often several pathways available to enrol in a course.

Every course has one or more entry requirements (admission criteria) that you must satisfy to enrol. It is therefore important that you determine your eligibility and identify the path for you.

As entry into most courses is based on your academic qualifications we have listed below the options for different levels of study. Entry may also be possible through work experience. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), and credit for previous study. Mature age and special entry criteria is applicable for most undergraduate programs.

Determine what you may qualify to study and research your options on the basis of your eligibility.

2 Explore study options

This may well be considered the most important step as you prepare to study. Though rewarding, commencing a study program requires time and financial investment. We all have personal and work commitments. Students studying theology are often active in full or part time ministry. This makes it vital that you choose a study program that fits well into your schedule so that you have a positive learning experience and can complete your course successfully.

We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) awards in English and Korean.

Most of our courses are offered part-time and full-time. They are delivered in a variety of modes – flexible, online, face-to-face, intensives, evening classes, and extensives. As the colleges delivering our awards have an holistic approach towards learning, the course curriculum may incorporate  spiritual formation classes, field work and other practical ministry training programs.

Take time to research your options. Go through the course information. Browse our units – it will give you an idea of the breadth of subjects available. Find the mode of study that works for you.

Check out the best study option for you and speak to us for further information and study advise.

3 Choose a college

To graduate with a Sydney College of Divinity award you must enrol in one of the colleges.

The colleges deliver the Sydney College of Divinity undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) awards. Korean language awards are delivered at the Korean School of Theology.

Not all courses and study options are available at every college. You are therefore advised to contact your preferred college for up to date information before you enrol.

4 Apply

Before you commence the application process with the college of your choice there may be things that you need to address, like having your documentation ready, sorting out finance for your study, knowing your academic and student responsibilities – in short all things related to your study.

Contact your selected college Registrar who will provide you with the forms and guide you through the admission process to ensure a stress-free start to your application.

When all the preparatory work is done you can submit your application for admission into a course with the college. Ensure that you submit your Sydney College of Divinity Admission form, FEE-HELP form (if applicable), Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Application (if applicable) and related documents to the college Registrar. From 1 January 2021, higher education students commencing study in 2021 will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to be eligible for FEE-HELP. Returning students will have to submit the Unit Registration Form listing the units they plan to study in the academic year along with a FEE-HELP form, if applicable.

No student may be enrolled concurrently in any other award within the Sydney College of Divinity or any other tertiary institution, unless approval has been granted by the Sydney College of Divinity Academic Board.  Students may take a limited number of units concurrently in another tertiary institution with the approval of the Academic Board.  Approval will only normally be given where there is no similar unit available within the colleges and the unit is seen to be a desirable extension of the student’s program of studies.

5 What next?

Once you have submitted your admission application you must wait to hear from the Registrar of the enrolled college. The Registrar will advice you of your successful entry (or otherwise) into the enrolled Sydney College of Divinity award.

Submit the Unit Registration Form

Once your admission is confirmed the next step would be to submit your Unit Registration Form.  The Form should list the subjects you want to undertake for the academic year.

Getting started

After submitting the Unit Registration Form students are advised to prepare for study. This could entail a set of actions starting with collecting your student ID. You may need to organise access to your email, WiFi and other online systems. All students, including returning students could get started by purchasing any required text books, checking out the libraries, and accessing any learning skills and academic support that is made available. Save the orientation dates. Find out who is your support person and mentor. Ensure that you are familiar with support services like counselling and chaplaincy that may be available for your well being. Familiarize yourself with the student policies so that you know what is expected from you and the options available in case either you or the college is unable to meet those expectations and responsibilities.

If you need any help and advice, contact the college Registrar.

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