Australia has three universities that are committed to promoting Christian spiritual growth and faith formation. Whether you want to study religion or gain an unrelated degree, you have an opportunity to study in a spiritually supportive environment.
The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a large, multi-campus university. It has well over 20,000 students across its campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.
ACU offers a reasonably broad range of courses but has little in the areas of Science, Engineering and Maths. Teaching and Nursing are among its more popular degrees. It also offers Theology and Philosophy.
ACU has a Catholic identity but is open to all students, regardless of religious belief. The university promises a welcoming environment where you can express your faith passionately.
The University of Notre Dame Australia is a private, Catholic university. It has close to 10,000 students and is based in Fremantle in Western Australia (within the greater Perth metropolitan area).
Notre Dame offers a broad set of courses at the undergraduate level. Almost 90 per cent of students are studying for their first degree. Philosophy, Ethics and Theology are part of the Core Curriculum for undergraduate students.
Notre Dame is a specialist Catholic university that provides pastoral care. University applicants are asked about commitment to Church as part of the enrolment acceptance process.
The University of Divinity is a small Christian university based in Melbourne. It is made up colleges representing the Anglican, Baptist, Churches of Christ, Lutheran, Roman Catholic and Uniting churches.
Divinity focuses on religious teaching. There are four main fields: Biblical Studies, Christian Thought & History, Humanities, Theology Mission & Ministry. Around half the university's 1,500 students are postgraduate.
For international students interested in studying in Australia, see UniCurve's guide on how to study abroad in Australia.
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