International Applicants

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Thank you for your interest in studying at Avondale University (Avondale).

Avondale offers undergraduate, postgraduate, Vocational Education and Training (VET), as well as professional development and education (i.e. short courses, micro-credentials, and non-award units of study) in a range of study areas.

Step 1: Choose your course and semester

Choose from a wide range of undergraduate courses in business, creative arts and humanities, education, ministry and theology, nursing, and mathematics and science. Postgraduate courses are available in business, counselling, education, nursing, theology, leadership and management, and lifestyle medicine.

If you plan to study on-campus at Avondale, you must select a course that has a CRICOS code. CRICOS Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students and indicates a registered program offered to international students studying in Australia on student visas.

Once you have selected the course you are interested in and the semester you want to commence your studies, check the academic calendar for application open and close dates.




Step 2: Review the admission criteria

There are various ways to gain admission and this depends on your highest level of study at the time of applying. To be eligible for an offer, you must meet both the academic and English language requirements for your chosen degree.

Information about the requirements for admission into an undergraduate degree at Avondale can be found in the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy.


Information about the specific admission requirements for entry into some courses, as well as the postgraduate admission requirements, are listed in the section titled 'ADMISSION CRITERIA' for each course.


Information about the responsibilities international students with student visas have and the processes Avondale has in place to support can be found in the International Students Policy.


Step 3: Submit your application

Avondale accepts applications for undergraduate, postgraduate, and vocational courses directly. We do not accept applications through agents.

If you are a citizen of one of the following countries, you can apply using our online applicant portal.
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • The United States of America

If you are not eligible for our online applicant portal, please use either the web-based application form or the printable application form to apply.




Step 4: Provide your documents

When you submit an application, you will receive an acknowledgement email from our Student Administration Services team within five (5) business days of applying and your acknowledgement email will include:

  • Your unique Avondale student number
  • A request for documents to evidence your qualifications and/or admission criteria (if not already supplied)
  • Other information needed to progress your application (if applicable)

Once you provide the documents and/or information specified in your acknowledgement email, your application will be assessed by Student Administration Services. Some admission criteria require assessment by a course convenor and/or Avondale's academic registrar.

The assessment generally takes up to two (2) weeks, provided you have submitted the relevant documentation and/or information. Assessments may take longer during peak admission periods or if further information is required. Once your application is assessed, you will be notified of the outcome by email. If successful, the outcome is an offer of admission to study at Avondale.

Note: Supporting documents must be an original or certified copy and written in English. If the documents are in a language other than English, please provide a certified translation.


Visa Requirements
Overseas applicants may be required to obtain an Australian visa before commencing their studies. To explore the visa options for studying in Australia, visit the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

Note: It is the applicants responsibility to apply for an Australian visa, if required. For more information about studying at Avondale, contact our Student Administration Services team on +61 2 4980 2377 or email [email protected]

Applications from overseas applicants will be assessed in accordance with the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy as well as the International Students Policy. To view Avondale policies, click here

Global Education

Australia is the first choice for many students from all over the world. Graduates from Avondale have been very successful in finding employment internationally with many holding prominent positions in business, government and church organisations. Australian qualifications are globally recognised.

Avondale's Role and Status

Avondale is unique in the Australian Higher Education system. We are the only Seventh-day Adventist institution in the nation providing higher education and one of only a few post-secondary institutions offering studies with a Christian perspective.

Avondale is listed on the Australian Government CRICOS Register of institutions and courses approved for international students. The Australian Government Tertiary Education Standards and Quality Agency (TEQSA) accredit each of our courses.

Why Avondale?

Avondale is a great option for students wanting to experience Australian culture in a safe environment, living and studying alongside others with Christian beliefs. Students of all faith traditions will find the campus community to be accommodating and friendly. Our campus is drug and alcohol-free with no smoking and a vegetarian cafeteria.

Avondale is a small institution with excellent student-staff ratios, providing a nurturing and supportive study environment. Avondale has a rich history and offers students a unique experience through community and lifestyle. It is so much more than what happens in the classroom – we are a better place because of our students.

What do our student's say?

"I came to Avondale as an international student for the unique opportunity of combining my studies with travel in a country I’ve always wanted to explore! The best thing about Avondale is how friendly all the students are; it’s easy to find friends as soon as you arrive. Living in the dorms especially allows for a good balance of having a social life and still having time to study. One of my favourite things to do on the weekends is to go into the city with friends or spend time at the beach. Café Rejuve is a great spot to hang out at on campus as well!"

- Ashley Cotter, Bachelor of Arts -

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