At BST we love having a diverse community of people from different countries and backgrounds (more than 14 languages are spoken on our campus) and we welcome international students.
We’re not able to offer any scholarships or fee support at the moment, so you will need to pay your own study and living costs. However, the Australian government offers plenty of information online to help you navigate your way through life in Australia and what it takes to study here, so we hope you’ll take a look and come join us at BST.
As mentioned above, we do not provide any scholarships and would require an international student to have at least sufficient finances to cover the first year of tuition and living costs, which can amount to a considerable sum of Australian dollars, especially if the student intends to bring a spouse and school-age children with him/her. Also we only accept students from overseas if we are reasonably convinced that they are motivated by a strong desire to be trained for ministry/mission, will be able to persevere and successfully complete a course, have very good character references from Christian leaders, will fit into the ethos of the college, and intend to return to their own country upon completion of their course.
Entrance into any of our courses requires competency in English, proven either by the successful completion of tertiary studies in English or an IELTS test (or equivalent). All overseas students must be enrolled on a full-time basis and attendance at 100% of lectures is required.
The Australian Government is very stringent in regard to student visas. You must also meet the visa and financial requirements of the Australian government. You would need to make your own enquiries with the representatives of the Australian Government in your country concerning this. You can also find information regarding Government requirements at immi.gov.au.
We have found that overseas students face difficulties when coming to study in Australia in adjusting culturally and also adapting to the more critical style of Australian education. All courses taught by us are accredited with the Australian College of Theology (ACT) and recognised by the Australian Government. The academic year for these courses runs from February to November.
For more information on our accrediting body visit the website of the ACT.
Please read carefully through the policies and handbooks. The documents cover important areas such as “visa regulations”, “refund policy”, “entrance requirements” and many other.
Download the document, read carefully through flowchart and follow procedure. Please note that the steps depend on each other, which means that the following step requires the completion of the previous step.
This part is simple: just download our application forms, complete them electronically and print them out.
Applications for semester one (Feb-Jun) will close on January 15.
Applications for semester two (Jul-Nov) will close on June 15.
As international student you need to apply well before closing date. We recommend you apply at least 2 months before the official closing date, so you have enough time to then apply for visa, book plane tickets and sort out your accommodation.
The processing time of your application will take about 3 weeks. Please be available to answer any questions after lodging your application with us. In some cases the processing time can exceed 3 weeks.
Please note you need to apply for your own health insurance and visa. You will receive an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) from us once you are accepted. You will need the eCoE for your visa application.
For more details on health insurance and visa, follow the links under “Further Information”.
Australian College of Theology
ACN 127 429 083
Not all of the courses of the Australian College of Theology are available to overseas students. Only the courses listed below are offered to overseas students:
For an up-to-date list please refer to the Cricos website.
Follow the links on the right to find out more about the city you will be studying in and other useful and important information regarding health insurance, banking, etc.