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University of Divinity

Address: 21 Highbury Grove, Kew VIC 3101, Australia

Description University of Divinity

  • Established: 1910
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 2000
  • Type: collegiate.

The University of Divinity was founded in 1910 as the Melnburg College of Divinity on the basis of an act of the Victorian Parliament. The first issue came in 1913. In 2011, the educational institution was awarded the status of higher, which means the possibility of assigning bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.

The educational institution regularly receives awards in the field of theology, philosophy, and service. In 2001, the University of Divinity first received federal research funding. The University of Divinity is Australia's only special education institution that is listed on the TESQA National Register of Higher Education Providers.

The educational institution is interfaith - there are representatives among students:

  • Anglican church
  • Baptist Church
  • Lutheranism
  • Catholicism
  • Orthodoxy and others.

The university includes theological colleges around the world:

  • Lutheran College of Australia
  • Eva Burroughs College
  • East Melbourne Catholic Theological College
  • Priory of St. Dominic
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • College of St. Athanasius, Melbourne
  • Jesuit Theological College, Parkville
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Anglican Theological School of the Trinity, etc.

For students, a Code of Conduct has been developed, the main principles of which are: “Strive to act honestly”, “Be polite with all people”, “Protect not only yourself, but also others”, “Responsibly use the resources of the university”, “Follow the rules of the university and the laws of Australia” .

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Divinity

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  • Duration of study: 4 years
  • Forms of study: full-time, distance learning
  • Age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: English.


  • Theology
  • Theological Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Theology and service.


  • Duration of study: 6-7 semesters
  • Forms of study: full-time, distance learning
  • Age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: English.


  • Bachelor of theology
  • Bachelor of ministry
  • Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry
  • Bachelor of Counseeling.


  • Duration of study: 3-4 semesters
  • Forms of study: full-time, distance learning
  • Age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: English.


  • Graduate Certificate in Ageing
  • Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry
  • Graduate Certificate in Divinity
  • Graduate Certificate in Education and Theology
  • Graduate Certificate in Ignatian Spirituality
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Liturgy
  • Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology
  • Graduate Certificate in Spirituality
  • Graduate Certificate in Supervision
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching Meditation
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Theological Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Theology.


  • Duration of study: 3-4 semesters
  • Forms of study: full-time, distance learning
  • Age: 21+
  • Language of instruction: English.


  • Master of counselling
  • Master of divinity
  • Master of education and theology
  • Master of pastoral care
  • Master of Philosophical Studies
  • Master of philosophy
  • Master of spiritual direction
  • Master of spirituality
  • Master of theological studies
  • Master of Theology (Coursework)
  • Master of Theology (Research).
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Doctoral studies

  • Duration of study: 4 years
  • Forms of study: full-time
  • Age: 24+
  • Language of instruction: English.


  • Doctor of philosophy
  • Doctor of Theology.


  • Both male and female students have the opportunity to receive a theological education.
  • More than a century of experience in training theologians
  • University recognition by both church and secular structures
  • Opportunity to receive distance education
  • The institution welcomes scientific and research activities
  • Interfaith education
  • Modern material and technical base.

Equipment University of Divinity

The educational institution is located in a historic building, where all the conditions are created so that students receive high-quality academic education, having the resources and technical capabilities for this. In addition to the university’s extensive electronic library, students have access to the bookstores of all affiliated colleges.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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