Nisibis Assyrian Theological College

+61 (02) 8818 1300
217 Horsley Road, Horsley Park NSW 2175 Australia

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 lay people

2021 Courses and Course Structure

Nisibis delivers the below Sydney College of Divinity awards. Students at Nisibis commenced their study in 2021 under the new SCD course structure. Learn More about the new course structure applicable to NATC students only.


  • Diploma of Christian Studies (DipChSt)
  • Associate Degree in Christian Thought and Practice (AssocDegChThPr)
  • Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

  • Graduate Certificate in Arts (GradCertArts)**
  • Garduate Diploma of Arts (GradDipArts)
  • Master of Arts (MA)

**The course structure for the Graduate Certificate in Arts is the same for all SCD students.

Study Mode Online
Fees Undergraduate awards | AUD$1,000 per unit
Postgraduate coursework awards | AUD$1,300 per unit
Fees are listed for one standard 9 credit point unit.
Fees are for 2021.
FEE-HELP is available for eligible students
Registrar Ms Rania Boustani
Contact the Registrar for admission, study and student support enquiries

Units Offered



  • A8501 Critical Thinking and Writing


Visit Nisibis College for the complete list of units offered.

Nisibis College will become the spiritual and educational centre of the Church once again and will continue to enrich its clergy, laity and anyone interested to study with us the teachings of a missionary and martyred church.
Bishop Mar Benyamin Elya

Nisibis Library

Librarian Rania Boustani
Phone +61 (02) 8818 1311
Opening Hours There are no set hours. Contact Nisibis Assyrian Theological College for more information.
Address 217 Horsley Road, Horsley Park NSW 2175

Established in 2020, the Nisibis Assyrian Theological College Library plans to grow into a specialist Syriac library, with rare Syriac manuscripts and other collections. Currently, it holds a small collection of  books in English with plans to expand it’s holdings to include books in Syriac and Arabic.

The physical collection can be browsed at Login details are required to access the Library’s online resources. To access the Library or for any questions, email or contact the College.

Below are the courses offered by the Nisibis Assyrian Theological College. The links will take you to the Nisibis website.



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