International Students


Information on Sydney College of Divinity policies and procedures for international students

Listed below are a number of policies for international students (referred to as overseas students in many of the policies). Students are expected to be familiar with the policies and to follow them.


Academic Misconduct Policy

The integrity of the SCD academic process requires that academic misconduct be identified, discouraged and disciplined. This policy is concerned with academic misconduct on the part of current or previous students.

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Appeals Procedures

This procedure document lists the appeals procedure for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students and research degree candidates.

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Code of Ethics Policy

The Policy ensures compliance with the ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code (as amended 2018).

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Credit for Previous Study and RPL Procedures

The procedures define the process for domestic and international students. Applications are processed in-line with the SCD Credit and RPL Policy.

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Critical Incident Policy and Procedures

This policy relates to critical incidents directly involving staff and/or students on any SCD campus that have an impact on the individual and members of the college community.

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Enrolment Policy - English Awards

The Policy lays down the guidelines for admission into an English Sydney College of Divinity undergraduate, postgraduate (coursework) and postgraduate (research) course.

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Enrolment Policy - Korean Awards

The Policy lays down the guidelines for admission into a Korean Sydney College of Divinity undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) course.

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Free Intellectual Inquiry Policy

The policy is aligned with the requirements of the Higher Education Standards 2015 (HES B.1.1.3 and HES 6.1.4) on free intellectual inquiry.

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Monitoring Course Progress of Overseas Students Policy

The Policy and Procedure specifies progress monitoring at the end of semester for international students to ensure course completion as in the CoE.

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Recognition of Prior Learning Policy

The Policy outlines the process of RPL submission and outcomes. The downloadable file contains the Application Form and Evidence Template.

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Record-Keeping Policy

The Policy lays out the teaching bodies and SCD tasks in relation to their responsibility to keeping student records.

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Refund and Withdrawal Policy

The Policy discusses the eligibility and conditions for refund of tuition fees to students.

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Student Grievance Flowchart

The indicative flowchart is linked to the Student Grievance Policy and Procedures. It helps the student to see at a glance the process of reporting a grievance experienced by a SCD student.

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Student Grievance Policy and Procedures

The Policy provides a mechanism for addressing grievances affecting the student, whether academic or non-academic. Student Grievance Notification Form is available in the downloadable file.

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Student Support and Welfare Policy

The Policy is an acknowledgement of SCD’s responsibility to students. It lists the Key Related Documents indicating where particular matters are addressed.

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Students at Academic Risk Policy and Procedures

This document assists the teaching bodies to identify areas where the provision of additional support will help students achieve a successful outcome.

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Suspension, Deferment or Cancellation of an Overseas Student's Enrolment Policy

Policy and procedure when an international students’ enrolment is suspended, deferred or cancelled by the college or student.

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Transfer Between Registered Providers Policy

The Policy is for international students who in certain circumstances transfer from another registered provider’s course prior to completing 6 months to a SCD course.

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In addition to the policies a range of helpful information about studying with Sydney College of Divinity and living in Australia, is provided to international students at the time of their enrolment and may be consulted both before and after enrolment, including

  1. Health and Safety Booklet
  2. Information Sheet for Overseas Students
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