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Application and Programs


Anyone seeking admission to programs at Catholic Institute of Sydney, a Partner Institution of The University of Notre Dame Australia, will need to contact the Academic Dean to arrange for an application interview.



Please address all course and program queries to the Academic Dean, Prof. Rohan Curnow:

Phone: +61 2 9752 9522     EmailClick Here

Semester and Study Weeks:
Monday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm

Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Mid-Semester Vacations and Summer / Winter Recess:
Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Our Programs

The programs unique to Catholic Institute of Sydney are listed below. For further information, please contact the Academic Dean at Catholic Institute of Sydney. Please note that this website is currently being updated in light of our partnership with The University of Notre Dame Australia and some sections are not yet complete.

Foundational Civil Coursework Programs

Advanced Civil Coursework Programs

Civil Research Program

Our Ecclesiastical Awards

In addition to the civil programs offered at Catholic Institute of Sydney as an ecclesiastical faculty, canonically erected in 1954 by Papal authority to teach the sacred sciences, we also confer on suitably qualified students the Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureatus, the Sacrae Theologiae Licentiatus, and the Sacrae Theologiae Doctoratus. These awards are earnt in conjunction with one or more of the civil programs detailed above, usually the Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Theology, or Doctor of Theology. Details of these ecclesiastical awards are also listed below.

In addition to the civil and ecclesiastical awards courses listed above, students can also choose to study the following UNDA civil awards, which are shared with CIS, and approved for delivery at both campuses:

  • the Undergraduate Certificate of Philosophy or Theology;
  • the Diploma of Theology;
  • the Associate Degree in Theology (coming 2023);
  • the Graduate Certificate of Theology (coming 2023);
  • the Graduate Diploma of Philosophy or Theology;
  • the Master of Theological Studies (coming 2023);
  • the Master of Arts (Theology);
  • the research Master of Philosophy in Philosophy or Theology;
  • the research Doctor of Philosophy.

Details on these programs are available here, under Program Regulations, on the website of The University of Notre Dame Australia.