To study at Chinese Theological College Australia/Christ College, you would need to meet the normal requirements for overseas students which may be found on the Australian Government’s website.
Students need to apply directly to Chinese Theological College Australia, using the application process below. We do not use any third party to advertise, market, recruit for, or promote our courses to overseas students.
Application and Enrolment Process
There are 2 semesters in each academic year, commencing in February and July. We recommend that you begin in first semester, as this will enable you to complete your course in the required time more easily.
The closing dates for applications are generally 15th November (for first semester) and 15th May (for second semester). Please apply by these dates to ensure your application is completed in time although late applications may still be considered. Depending on duration it takes to apply for your student visa in your country, you are advised to submit your application earlier.
Before proceeding with your application, please ensure you can supply the following supporting documentation:
• Academic records of your previous studies
• Passport copy
• Evidence that you will be able to meet the financial demands of studying in Australia
• Confidential recommendation – sent from your referee to us directly
Any English Language Requirements?
You need to show that you are able to read English and have HSC level English or equivalent.
You would need to meet the document requirements for overseas students to apply for your student visa, which can be found on the Australian Government’s website.
This is what the application process involves:
1. Sending your Chinese application form and supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org, fill in the online application form of Christ College, and remind your referee to send the confidential recommendation to us directly. Please see step 1 to 4 of application procedures for details.
2. Following this, you will be invited to a written test and an interview with the Admission Committee and maybe the Principal from Christ College. If you are still resident overseas, this may be done under special arrangement.
3. If you are accepted, you will be sent additional information, including an Overseas Student Written Agreement.
4. When returning your signed agreement, you are required to pay an initial non-refundable application fee of $200 AUD.
5. When the signed contract is returned, you will be enrolled in your course and an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) will be issued. You will need this to apply for your student visa.
Rev Dennis To is our Chaplain who provides pastoral care for our international students.
Orientation for Overseas Students
We have an orientation day in January before semester begins.
Orientation information and assistance is available on NOVA, our online learning platform.
In the first few semesters of study, we provide overseas students with ongoing assistance to help them settle into their course, like pastoral care from our Chaplain, and study workshops to help preparing for the first assignment and so on. We carefully monitor the progress of overseas students during their first couple of semesters and offer additional assistance from lecturers for individual units.
Financial Information and Accommodation
For information on our fees, please go to our fees page.
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any financial assistance or scholarships for overseas students to come over.
Before an overseas student can be accepted into our college and be granted a student visa, they may be required by the relevant government department to provide evidence that they have enough money to pay all their tuition fees, and a return airfare and living costs for the total duration of the course. Students who come to Australia and cannot pay the costs or support themselves may be asked to leave Australia.
As a rule, you must prove that you have at least $20,000 AUD per year for a single person to live in Australia. This should cover accommodation, food, transport, clothes, health, and entertainment. A married person needs around $7000 AUD more per year for a spouse and $3600 AUD more a year for each child. These figures do not include course fees, books or airfares. Full fees will be charged for dependent children if they attend school in Australia. If you do not intend bringing your family with you while you are studying, you must declare that you have a family and you must be able to provide for them.
This is a non-residential college. All students are responsible for their own accommodation. Living in Australia is very expensive for many overseas students.
Various Services Available
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Local Burwood Community Programs
Burwood Information on Children and Family (including health services and schools)
Council of International Students Australia
Australian Government Information for International Students
Royal Prince Alfred (Local Hospital for Burwood)
Service NSW International Student Support
ACT International Students webpage