The University of Divinity delivers education and research in theology, philosophy and spirituality and for over one hundred years has prepared its graduates for ministry, leadership and community service.
The University is regularly ranked by students as the top University in Australia for student satisfaction and learner engagement, reflecting the high quality of its curriculum and the dedication of staff to working with small classes.
Based in Melbourne, the University operates across Australia and works in partnership with over thirty churches, religious orders and associated organisations in a unique ecumenical enterprise.
A Collegiate University
Explore our Colleges and Schools
Students and staff join the University through one of its Colleges or Schools, each of which is a unique learning community. The Colleges are supported by a wide range of churches and religious orders that together resource the University as a whole.
Vision, Mission and Strategy
Together we empower our learning community to address the issues of the contemporary world through critical engagement with Christian theological traditions.
Badge and Regalia
The University Badge represents its Vision, Mission, and collegiate identity. The Badge is a star, formed by a constellation of open books. The star is a biblical symbol that appears in the heavens to point wise ones on earth towards the Christ.
The University of Divinity is over a century old, having been established in 1910 as the Melbourne College of Divinity.
The University of Divinity has over 30 partners in the churches and religious orders. These provide material support to the University in two principal ways: appointing members of the University Council, and resourcing the scholarship of the University’s Colleges through provision of land, property, staff, and finances.
The University of Divinity is constituted by the University of Divinity Act 1910 of the Parliament of Victoria. The Act, most recently amended in 2016, establishes the University Council and empowers it to confer degrees and award diplomas and certificates in Divinity and its associated disciplines.
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