Moore College welcomes international students into its full-time courses. The College does not use recruitment agents.
- The academic year commences at the beginning of February and concludes at the end of November.
- There are no mid-year intakes for overseas students studying undergraduate courses.
- Postgraduate students may commence their course at other times.
International Academic Admission Requirements
- Applicants for undergraduate courses require a degree from an Australian university or its equivalent.
- Applicants for the postgraduate Master of Arts (Theology) require at a minimum, a Bachelor of Theology (BTh) or its equivalent.
- Applicants for the Master of Theology (MTh) and the PhD require at a minimum a 4 year Bachelor of Divinity (Honours 2A) or a qualification of equivalent standard.
- All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not met the academic admission requirements in English medium, are required to present evidence of a successful Academic IELTS exam. If you are currently in Australia you can book a test with IELTS Australia.
Australian Government Requirements
To be considered for entry to Australia, an international student must:
- be applying for full-time study
- be academically qualified for the course they seek to undertake
- have an adequate standard of English
- be genuinely seeking temporary entry for study purposes only
- be of good health, and have health insurance cover
- provide evidence that they have enough money to pay for tuition fees, living costs and return air fares for the total period of their course. Students who come to Australia and cannot support themselves may be required to leave Australia.
In accordance with the ESOS Act 2000, Moore College is a registered provider on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Provider Code: 00682B.
If admitted to Moore College and granted entry into Australia international students are subject to the provisions of the ESOS Act 2000. These include:
- They must supply the College with accurate contact details (including Australian residential address, telephone or mobile number and email) and notify College of any change to this information.
- The College is obliged to inform international students admitted to the College that if contact details are not up-to-date, then ‘automatic visa cancellation could occur without the knowledge of the student’.
- Students should be aware that any information provided to the College may be made available to Australian Federal and State Government authorities.
It is a requirement for international students to have membership of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
When an applicant has been accepted by Moore College, they will be sent a letter of offer and confirmation of enrolment (CoE) with information about how to apply for a visa.
If you have school aged children please be aware that immigration requirements for a student visa include evidence of school enrolment for school-aged dependants. The government also provides information on school fees for dependants of international students.
The Australian Government advises that the process of obtaining a visa can take up to twelve (12) weeks. Further information on visa application procedures can be obtained from the nearest Australian diplomatic post or from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). We encourage applicants to apply well in advance of the intended start date, and not less than eight weeks prior to the start of the study semester.
International Tuition Fees
- International students pay tuition fees according to a payment in arrears agreement. This means that tuition fees are paid at the end of each semester of study.
- When an international student is offered admission, the College will make arrangements with the student for the payment in arrears agreement. The agreement lists all tuition fees which a student is required to pay and when those payments are due for the whole of the course in which a student is enrolled.
- Find available scholarships.
For information on current International Students Fees please see fees. Also, see important information about general costs when studying at College.
International Student Housing
Moore College normally offers accommodation for International students. Once your application to study is accepted and approved, your name will be given to the relevant accommodation coordinator. International students who are approved to study at college will then receive an email to confirm that they have been allocated a room in single accommodation. Married students will receive an application for housing to complete. Housing is limited so it is best to apply early for admission to Moore College as houses can only be offered to accepted students. See all info on student accommodation.
To collect your keys and move in to your accommodation, please schedule an appointment for married housing, and for single accommodation.
Campus – Facilities, Resources and Safety
Our campus is located at 1 King Street, Newtown in Sydney, Australia. All lectures are held on campus but students are housed in one of three different locations in Sydney, all of which are easily accessed using public transport.
Facilities, Resources, and Support
Information about our community life, academic and pastoral support can be found at https://moore.edu.au/community/
We have a comprehensive theological library on campus and all enrolled students have access to our library resources. The library has spaces for private study and group study. There is also a dedicated study space for higher degree research students. There is a dining room on campus and all students studying on campus can have lunch in the dining room on weekdays at no additional cost. There is a sunny courtyard for spending time with other students or for recreation.
While Australia is generally regarded as a safe place to live, taking responsibility for your safety is still important. Here are some tips:
- Be aware of vehicles on the road and only cross the road at the pedestrian crossing (black and white lines going across the road) or at traffic lights when the man is green.
- Keep your valuables close to you and zip up bags. Don’t leave your phone unattended or where it can easily be snatched.
- Try to avoid being out alone late at night and stay in busy, well-lit areas.
- Make sure these numbers are in your phone:
- 000 – for emergency use only e.g. fire, ambulance, police. Use it only in life-threatening situations, if a crime is in progress or if a fire is out of control
- Police Assistance Line – 131 444
- State Emergency Service – 132 500. Use for help in floods or storms
- Poisons Information Line – 131 126
- Lifeline – 13 11 14. Use for personal crisis counselling. It is a free service
- Emergency Translation – 1300 655 010
- If swimming in the sea or a river, swim only in the area between the yellow and red flags. If you get into trouble in the sea, try to stay calm and raise your arm to attract the attention of a lifeguard.
- Don’t walk in the bush on your own and if you decide to enjoy nature by having a bushwalk with friends, let someone else know where you are going.
- Some snakes and spiders in Australia are dangerous. If you encounter a snake, do not approach it and keep still while it moves away.
- Find out where your nearest medical centre, hospital and police station are located.
Other Policies or Procedures for your safety and wellbeing
Please see https://moore.edu.au/policies to access these policies relating to student safety and wellbeing:
- Domestic Violence Policy
- Student Critical Incident Procedure
- Student Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policy
- Student Wellbeing Policy
More information about studying in Australia can be found in the ESOS Student Fact Sheet or at Study in Australia.