St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College


About this college

St. Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College exists for the Glory of God the Father, as a witness to Christ His Son, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. This is actualised through the theological education and spiritual formation of the faithful, who are called to serve the Church of Christ either as clergy or laity.

St. Cyril‘s aspires to be an educational institution which is faithful to the Orthodox Christian faith as lived and experienced by the Coptic Orthodox Church throughout her history spanning two millennia. Witnessing to the Orthodox faith entrusted once for all to the saints, St. Cyril‘s aims to explore and present this faith within a rigorous educational framework, in harmony with our modern Australian context, without losing sight of the spiritual dimension of authentic Orthodox theology and education.

Choosing St Cyril’s

St. Cyril‘s embraces the notion that the official role of any Theological college is the educational formation of the students enrolled. However, they also have a deeper and more nuanced understanding of their function, which is informed by their Orthodox theology.

The College is an intrinsic part of the Coptic Orthodox Church. As such, they don‘t view their service in isolation from the rest of the Church, but rather as a service which has significance for the whole of the Church.  St. Cyril’s endeavours to nourish the hearts, souls and minds of the whole community. Whilst not the whole of the community will be directly associated with the college, they are deeply aware of the fact that their service will reach out, via their graduates, to the whole community. And so they also view their mission as that of spiritual formation. From an Orthodox perspective, academic excellence and spiritual formation are two sides of  the same task. In this, St. Cyril‘s are informed by the Evagrian maxim, “The one who prays is a theologian; the one who is a theologian, prays.” Accordingly, at St. Cyril‘s, the Chapel is just as integral as the lecture room. The transformation of the heart is as significant as the illumination of the mind. In short, St. Cyril‘s are dedicated to the edification of the whole person, and the whole 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.

More Information

Study Period Start, End and Census Dates:

Semester 1

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024

Census Date: Monday, 18 March 2024

Academic Penalty Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2024

End Date: Friday, 31 May 2024


Semester 2

Start Date: Monday, 22 July 2024

Census Date: Monday, 19 August 2024

Academic Penalty Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2024

End Date: Friday, 1 November 2024


Orientation Dates, Times and Locations:

Semester 1 – Monday, 19 February 2024, 9:00am (AEST) – Moodle

Semester 2 – Monday, 22 July 2024, 9:00am (AEST) – Moodle


Unit 6 / 252-254 West St, Carlton, NSW 2218 Australia


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

Fees are for 2024 and are in AUD.
  • Undergraduate (includes Diploma of Christian Studies and Bachelor of Theology) | AUD$1,200 per unit
  • Postgraduate coursework | AUD$1,500 per unit


Fees listed are for a standard 9 credit point unit.


FEE-HELP may be available for eligible students

Librarian Ms Odette Karas
Email [email protected]
Phone +61 (02) 9546 6411
Opening Hours During academic semester:
Monday and Thursday : 10.00am to 9.00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday : 10.00am to 6.00pm
Available by appointment on Friday and weekends.
Address Unit 6/252-254 West St, Carlton NSW 2218


Students of St Cyrils have access to eBooks and journal articles through the College’s Learning Management System and to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), an online directory that provides access to open access, peer- reviewed journals. Titles include the International Journal of Orthodox Theology (IJOT) and the Journal of Analytic Theology, and New Theology Review. eBook Religion Collection features eBooks from a variety of distinguished academic, university and religious publishers. The compilation of texts covers a broad range of religious subjects.

The Library has 9000 monographs and 100 periodicals. Its specialisations are in Biblical Studies, Theology, and Church History.