International Students

Why choose Sydney College of Divinity

Sydney College of Divinity is a leading theological education provider equipping people for effective professional and lay ministry in a rapidly changing environment.

Sydney College of Divinity awards are delivered by its Member Institutions, the Graduate Research School and the Korean School of Theology. Currently five of our teaching colleges located in major cities across Australia teach our courses to international students. This means that you have a choice to enrol in any of the colleges based on your preference – location, delivery mode, Christian tradition, personal and professional interests.

Our mission is to:

  • Provide high-quality, accredited courses in theology and related disciplines from undergraduate to postgraduate levels, including research degrees
  • Encourage theological scholarship and train future theological scholars
  • Prepare leaders who are well qualified to build up the Church
  • Promote a theologically literate membership of the Church
Why choose Sydney College of Divinity

CRICOS Provider 

The Sydney College of Divinity CRICOS Registration Code 02948J offers undergraduate, postgraduate and Higher Degree by Research courses. Registration on CRICOS allows Sydney College of Divinity to offer courses to international students studying, or intending to study, in Australia on student visas.

The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) is the official Australian Government website which lists all Australian education providers that offer courses to students studying in Australia on student visas. CRICOS also lists the courses registered for delivery to international students offered by each provider.

Accredited courses and quality assurance

Accreditation matters. It means that our courses meet the high standards of the Australian education framework and are recognised in Australia and globally.

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is the national regulator of higher education in Australia. TEQSA registers higher education providers and monitors quality and standards, to ensure that students receive a quality education. TEQSA evaluates the performance of higher education providers against the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015.

The Sydney College of Divinity is accredited by TEQSA as a Higher Education Provider on the National Register of Higher Education.

Sydney College of Divinity’s academic quality assurance framework seeks to link our academic governance practices, comprising of quality assurance policies and procedures, with the key aspects of academic quality assurance that are referenced in the TEQSA Threshold Standards.

Reputed/established colleges

Our Member Institutions belong to different Christian denominations. They are established colleges who have been teaching theology for decades. They have the heart, mission-mindedness, experience and commitment to build Christians to fulfill their calling. Many are engaged with other Christian missions and partner with colleges around the globe to bring you the best learning and teaching methodologies and practices to ensure that they are meeting the changing needs of ministry.

Shared curriculum and resources

The courses and units (subjects) offered by the colleges are from the Sydney College of Divinity shared curriculum. This means that the academic integrity of the degree program is maintained through the academic governance of the Sydney College of Divinity.

You can also choose and study units across the colleges while enrolled in a degree with one college.

In addition to the support services provided to you by your college. you will also have access to more than ten libraries across all the colleges. This means access to a range of quality holdings and specialist collections, including thousands of digital resources, you can access anytime from anywhere.

Ecumenical identity

Each Christian tradition has preserved better than others one or more aspects of the mystery of God’s work in Christ. The work of unity aims at restoring the fullness of our common appreciation of that mystery. At Sydney College of Divinity we aim to manifest the unity of the church by the witness we give to cooperation in theological education.

Learn about that which is different. You can take a peep out of your provincial perspective and open yourself to the bigger picture. Ecumenism is a way of living that dares to think globally and live trustfully with differences in community

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