New Students

SAC has a dynamic, committed and intellectually engaged student community of domestic and international students studying on campus and online. Our domestic student cohort includes students from states and territories across Australia, although most of our students are from Victoria, the home state of both the SAC Donvale Campus and the City Campus.

All SAC courses can be studied online, on campus, or using a combination of modes.

All SAC courses can be studied fully online from overseas. Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia, or New Zealand Citizens living outside of Australia and studying online are considered domestic students and should follow the standard admission procedures for domestic students. All other students wishing to study online should apply as an international student.

If you have questions about studying at SAC, or about any of our course or units, please contact us.

Domestic Students

Domestic students wishing to enrol should follow the standard admission procedures below, taking care that any application meets the enrolment deadline. 

 

Apply

Domestic students wishing to apply to SAC to study a tertiary course face-to-face and/or online are required to complete the Admission Form for Domestic Coursework Students. Forms must be download and filled out carefully. They can be fully completed in Microsoft Word, with the signature field filled by typing your name in the signature box. Before completing the form, select your units of study (subjects) by viewing the current units on offer here. Use the Guide for Completing Enrolment Forms for assistance.

 

Required Documents

Documents you need to provide with your application:

  • Proof of citizenship in your current name (e.g. Birth Certificate, Passport or Citizenship Certificate) (Certified copy)
  • Academic tertiary / or VCE transcripts (Certified copy)

Please make sure you have all the supporting documents required BEFORE emailing your admission form.

 

Credit for Prior Studies

If you have completed prior related studies, you may be eligible to apply for exemption or credit for those studies towards your SAC course. Please read the Credit Policy for more information. Use the Credit Application Form to apply for exemption or credit.

 

Cross-Institutional Study and Single Subject Study

Students wishing to study single subjects, either at their home college or as a cross-institutional student, must complete the Admission Form for Single Subject and Cross-Institutional Students.

St Athanasius College (SAC) welcomes students living outside Australia and wanting to study theology from an Orthodox perspective. We currently enjoy the participation of students from the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. International students can either study from their location online or apply to study in Australia on a student visa. Students may commence studies in Semester 1 or Semester 2.

 

Online Study

All SAC courses can be studied completely online from overseas. Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia, or New Zealand Citizens living outside of Australia and studying online are considered domestic students and should follow the standard admission procedures for domestic students above. All other students studying outside of Australia are considered international students and need to follow the admissions procedures for international students outlined below. 

 

Studying in Australia on a Student Visa

If you are an international student and wish to study on campus at St Athanasius College in Melbourne, 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 take note of the application closing dates and take this into consideration when submitting your application. We advise you to read over the requirements to apply for a student visa carefully and make sure you have all the information and documentation together before applying. You will find all the required information on the University of Divinity’s Overseas Students page.

 

Apply

International students wishing to apply to SAC to study online or face-to-face are required to complete the Admission Form for Overseas Coursework Students. Students wishing to study single subjects, either at their home college or as a cross-institutional student, must complete the Admission Form for Single Subject and Cross-Institutional Students. Note that single subject study is not available to overseas students studying in Australia on a student visa. These form must be download and filled out carefully. They can be fully completed in Microsoft Word, with the signature field filled by typing your name in the signature box. Before completing the form, select your units of study (subjects) by viewing the current units on offer here. Use the Guide for Completing Enrolment Forms for assistance.

 

Required Documents 

Documents you need to provide with your application:

  • Proof of citizenship in your current name (e.g. Birth Certificate, Passport or Citizenship Certificate) (Certified copy)
  • Tertiary Academic transcripts (Certified copy)
  • IELTS/TOEFL results (International students only)
  • Visa information (International students only)

Please make sure you have all the supporting documents required BEFORE emailing your admission form.

 

Credit for Prior Studies

If you have completed prior related studies, you may be eligible to apply for exemption or credit for those studies towards your SAC course. Please read the Credit Policy for more information. Use the Credit Application Form to apply for exemption or credit.