University of Divinity

University of Divinity (CRICOS Provider No. 01037A – Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students) provides unique ecumenical opportunities for under-graduate and postgraduate studies in theology. It is the world’s oldest ecumenical degree granting consortium, established in 1910 by the Parliament of the State of Victoria. Originally represented by the Anglican (Episcopal), Baptist, Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, the consortium was joined in 1972 by the Roman Catholic Church and the Churches of Christ.

University of Divinity represents Australia’s most significant achievement in ecumenical co-operation in the teaching of theology, and has set the standard for theological education in Australia for many decades. Today the University of Divinity is a theologically diverse institution committed to enabling each participating institution to be true to its heritage and values, yet open to engaging with others committed to the same journey.

This partnership between University of Divinity and Stirling enables you to benefit from the scholarship and experience of the other teaching institutions of the University. The fully accredited courses of study we offer enjoy worldwide recognition and attract Austudy for eligible students.

In 2019, for the third year in a row, the University of Divinity has been nationally recognised as having the most positive student experience of any university in Australia, according to the 2019 Student Experience Survey results.

The Student Experience Survey (SES) is part of the Federal Government’s Quality Indicator of Learning and Teaching (QILT) program and “provides a national architecture for collecting data on key aspects of the higher education student experience” (qilt.edu.au).

At undergraduate level, “in 2019, 93 per cent of students at the University of Divinity rated the quality of their entire education experience positively, while the University of Notre Dame Australia and Bond University both recorded 88 per cent and 87 per cent respectively” (2019 SES National Report).

At postgraduate level, the University of Divinity is also ranked with the highest quality of entire educational experience of all universities in Australia, receiving a rating of 87.6 per cent.

The University of Divinity performed exceptionally well across both undergraduate and postgraduate results in categories of student support (94.8 per cent UG, 87.8 per cent PG), teaching quality (90.7 per cent UG, 88.6 per cent PG) and learning resources (90.1 per cent UG, 88.5 per cent PG).

These results follow a series of surveys over the past three years, in which the University of Divinity has consistently received the highest overall student satisfaction ranking of any Australian university.