Hillsong College USA

Phoenix, AZ


Transform Your Future

Hillsong College is coming to Phoenix, Arizona.

At the heart of Hillsong Church in Mesa, you’ll learn life, leadership and ministry right alongside leaders who are changing the world.

With a proven mix of classroom learning, practical ministry experience and a vibrant College community, you will be set up for a life of purpose and impact. Come and join us on the adventure.


There are a whole range of options open to you once you finish your studies at Hillsong College in Phoenix, including:

  • Leadership and ministry in your local church in a staff or volunteer capacity
  • Pursuing a career, vocation or entrepreneurial dream using your team and personal leadership skills
  • Pursuing further study with Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia
  • Articulating/Transferring into a US Bachelors program through one of our partner universities and colleges.


What can I study?

We’re bringing our most popular courses to Phoenix. You can study with us for one, two or three years, in our hands-on, vocational ministry courses, being trained for increasing levels of leadership and impact. All our courses have a solid core of bible, theology, leadership and ministry skills, and then you choose one of our streams

Worship Music

Worship Music

The Worship Music stream develops in you the heartbeat and creativity of a God-centred worshipper and creative innovator. Training you in all aspects of Hillsong’s worship ministry – from the worship team to the worship pastor - you also get to focus on vocals, musicianship or songwriting.

Pastoral Leadership

Pastoral Leadership

The Pastoral Leadership stream equips you to minister the Word, pastor people and build incredible ministries in the local church. Covering everything from in-depth Bible study skills, to preaching and discipleship, to leadership coaching and cutting-edge ministry skills, the stream sets you up to lead in every sphere of life.


What do I need to know?


There are a range of entry requirements that are all intended to make sure you are set up for success:

  • Be a US citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA Student (we are exploring options for international students to study at this campus, stay tuned)
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Have successfully completed high school, or have equivalent post-school life and work experience.
  • Have access to sufficient financial resources to cover your fees, accommodation and living expenses.
  • Be a committed Christian and a regular and active member of a local church
  • Be living a faithful Christian lifestyle consistent with our Student Code of Conduct.
  • Have the physical, emotional, psychological and intellectual health and capacity required to successfully undertake the demands of ministry training.




Application Documents Needed

  • Completed online application form
  • Pastoral reference form
  • Financial plan
  • Salvation testimony
  • Photo ID


Calendar and Fees

Fall 2019 enrolment – August 19, 2019
Spring 2020 enrolment – January 2, 2020

Click here for Tuition Fees 

Click here for Academic Calendar


Application Closing Dates

Hillsong College does not have official closing dates for applications. However, we recommend you submit your application with sufficient time to properly plan your move to Phoenix.


Accreditation, Academic Partnerships & Credit Transfers

Hillsong College and its course are developed and accredited in Australia, the home of Hillsong.

If you’ve done prior study you may be able to transfer credits into our courses. If you’ve had extensive ministry experience you also may be able to have this recognised as prior learning. Ask as part of your application.

Hillsong has partnership agreements with a number of Christian universities and colleges in the USA, providing exciting further education pathways for our graduates, with great credit transfer opportunities.


Transfers between Phoenix and Sydney

So students can experience the full range of what Hillsong College has to offer, we will be allowing transfers between Phoenix and Sydney, in both directions. Please note academic and immigration guidelines apply. See our FAQ page to learn more.


Applications are OPEN!






The College will source local housing for you, sharing with other students. Or you can take the plunge and sort it yourself.

Living in Phoenix

Living in Phoenix

A growing and vibrant city, with plenty to do and a great climate. Plus Hillsong Church. You’ll love Phoenix.

College Life

College Life

Immersed in the life of Hillsong Church, you’ll be part of a dynamic student community – loving God, loving people and loving life.



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