St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College


About this college

St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College (SAGOTC) was established in 1986 by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.  SAGOTC was opened to provide tertiary level education and training for Christian Orthodox clergy, theologians, lay teachers and ministers in order to meet the catechetical and pastoral needs of the Orthodox Church in Australia. It is also intended to be a centre of ecumenical scholarship and learning. As the only Eastern Orthodox theological college in Australia with civil accreditation, St Andrew’s strives to bring an Orthodox Christian presence to the Australian theological scene as a whole.

Every undergraduate degree at St Andrew’s includes the opportunity to study the Greek language. Few tertiary institutions offer the level of support for language learning, as St Andrew’s. Through classes, tutorials and personal study, the student develops knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, form and syntax, enabling the student to explore the meaning of religious texts in compelling detail.

Choosing SAGOTC

The student life at St Andrew’s is very rich and engaging. Full and part time students, whether residential or non-residential, are given many opportunities to participate in various extra-curricular activities and events to help establish the bonds of friendship and balance out their workload. Corporate worship and spiritual reflection in the Chapel of St John the Evangelist and Theologian are the very heart of College life and its program of spiritual formation. Of course, by virtue of their respective programs of study, different groups of students will have different opportunities to participate in services.

St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College welcomes applications for admission to its courses from students who wish to prepare themselves for the priesthood in the Orthodox Church, for teaching, or for other forms of active ministry within the Orthodox Church in Australia such as welfare positions and chaplaincy roles within universities, correctional service facilities, hospitals, and police services.

People wishing to pursue theological education for the sake of personal enrichment, or in order to discern a vocation, are also welcome to consider applying for admission into an appropriate course of study in consultation with the Registrar.

Please note that some courses listed below may not be available for enrolment every year, please refer to the college’s website to see their offering for the current year.

International Students

St Andrew’s welcomes students from around the world for entry into Sydney College of Divinity awards, please refer to the International Students section of the website for further information and available courses.

More Information

Study Period Start, End and Census Dates:

Semester 1

Start Date: Monday, 4 March 2024

Census Date: Monday, 1 April 2024

Academic Penalty Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2024

End Date: Friday, 21 June 2024


Semester 2

Start Date: Monday, 22 July 2024

Census Date: Monday, 19 August 2024

Academic Penalty Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2024

End Date: Friday, 15 November 2024


Orientation Dates, Times and Locations:

Semester 1 – Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 9:00am – Redfern Campus

Semester 2 – TBC


242 Cleveland Street, Redfern, NSW, 2016


Additional information on study terms, census, and orientation dates can be found here.

Fees are for 2024 and are in AUD.
  • Undergraduate | AUD$1,1700 per unit
  • Postgraduate | AUD$1,440 per unit


Fees listed are for a standard 9 credit point unit.


Fees are double for an 18 credit point unit. Fees may vary for research units.


FEE-HELP may be available for eligible students

SAGOTC Library
Librarian Revd Stavros Agoroudis
Email [email protected]
Phone +61 (02) 9549 3105
Opening Hours Tuesday to Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm (during term and outside term).
Closed NSW Public Holidays, as well as 6th & 19th January, 25th March,
Orthodox Holy Thursday & Holy Friday, Orthodox Easter Monday & 15th August.
Address 242 Cleveland Street, Redfern (cnr Cleveland and Regent Streets), NSW 2016 Australia


The SAGOTC Library was established with the opening of St Andrew’s in February 1986. The collection currently consists of over 16,000 monographs and 200 periodicals available in English and Greek with specialisation in (Greek) Patristic texts, Eastern Orthodox doctrine and spirituality, and Byzantine Music transcripts.


Borrowing is available to staff and students of the SAGOTC. Limited borrowing rights exist for staff and students of Member Institutions within the Sydney College of Divinity, as well as members of the general public. General internet access is also available from two public terminals within the library, as well as WIFI for connecting portable devices.