Overseas Students

St Athanasius College (SAC) welcomes overseas students who are looking to study theology from an Orthodox perspective. Overseas students can either study from their location online or they can apply to study in Australia on a student visa.

Online Study

All SAC Courses can be studied fully online from overseas. Overseas students wanting to study online are considered domestic students and should follow the standard admission procedures.

Studying in Australia on a Student Visa

If you are a student from outside Australia and wish to study on campus at St Athanasius College, you must meet the requirements of the University of Divinity for overseas students.

Please note it can take considerable time to apply for and obtain a student visa, so please be aware of the closing dates and take this into consideration when submitting your application. We advise you to read over the requirements for applying for a student visa carefully and make sure you have all your information together before applying.
Useful links can be found on the University of Divinity’s Overseas Students page, including information about:

Applying for a student visa

English Language and Other Entry Requirements

Tuition Fees Refund Policy

Overseas Student Support

International Student Admission Form

Application Closing Dates for International Students Studying in Australia on a Student Visa

Overseas students may commence studies in Semester 1 or Semester 2 each year. Closing dates for applications are:

15 November for admission in Semester 1

15 April for admission in Semester 2
Re-enrolment for International Students on a Student Visa:

You need to re-enrol each year by the last Friday of January. Your remaining fees must be paid two weeks before the start of each semester. Please note that under Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 it is compulsory that University of Divinity reports to regulatory bodies students who do not pay fees prior to the commencement of classes within 5 business days from date of default, which may lead to Visa cancellations.

If you have any questions about studying with us, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Academic Administration Rev Dr Peter Dobson on the following:

Email:    registrar@sac.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 8872 8452

Fax:      +61 3 8872 8469