About this college
Nisibis Assyrian Theological College is the official theological College of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand, and Lebanon. The College was established in 2020 and began to deliver SCD courses at the beginning of 2021 to provide theological education in the tradition of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East.
The ancient theological school at Nisibis (in modern Turkey) was famed throughout the eastern churches but disappeared during the seventh century after a notable history of achievement in the face of various challenges. Since that time the church’s leaders have undertaken theological training in the institutions of other churches, while continuing, through the grace of God, to preserve its own traditions in the Middle East and wherever its people have been led in diaspora.
After many centuries, the church has now realised its vision of establishing its own theological college once more, here in Australia, from whence it serves the whole of its church in diaspora, as well as other interested people. Nisibis is committed to providing high-quality, innovative, accredited theological education that strengthens the preservation of its cultural, intellectual, and spiritual heritage in the context of modern Australia and the contemporary world. Nisibis welcomes enrolment applications both from those preparing for a clerical role in the church and from all Christians locally and worldwide.
Choosing Nisibis Assyrian Theological College
Nisibis Assyrian Theological College provides tertiary-level education and training to clergy and laity members of the Assyrian Church and all Christians locally and worldwide. The College strives to provide a quality and innovative learning and teaching environment to equip learners with sound knowledge of the Christian Faith in accordance with the doctrine and teachings of the Assyrian Church of the East. The College offers various undergraduate, postgraduate degrees and awards that include units from the following disciplines; Biblical Studies, Syriac Language, Theology, Christology, Liturgy, Patristics, Church History, and Ethics. These courses will be taught by accredited clergy of the Assyrian Church of the East, clergy from other Christian denominations, and lay educators from various Theological backgrounds who are experts in the teachings of the Assyrian Church.
Please note that some courses may not be available for enrolment every year, please refer to the college’s website to see their offering for the current year.