Admission, Enrolment and Fees

Welcome to the Sydney College of Divinity, a higher education institution providing quality, accredited awards in theology and related areas.



The admission details for each of the SCD courses are set out in the Handbook.

For undergraduate courses, normal entry is determined on the basis of academic merit – a completed Higher School Certificate (HSC), or equivalent, and the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent (University Admission Index (UAI), Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER), Overall Position (OP), Grade Point Average (GPA)), as well as an appropriate IELTS score for overseas students.

For postgraduate courses, normal entry is determined on the basis of completed accredited undergraduate and/or postgraduate study and GPA, depending on the course being considered, as well as an appropriate IELTS score for overseas students.



Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses: To enrol in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program you should contact the Registrar of your chosen Member Institution of the Sydney College of Divinity and complete an Admission Application Form.

For the Korean School of Theology please contact the Korean School Registrar.

Research Degrees: To enrol in a research degree program please first contact the Research Director in the Office of the Dean.  You will need to complete an Application for Admission and supplementary application form in which you provide an outline of your proposed thesis.



For full information about costs of  courses and units please contact the Registrar at your chosen Member Institution.

For students enrolling in the Korean School of Theology please visit the Admission and Enrolment page of SCD Korean School of Theology.

2018 SCD Member Institution Fee Structure per 9 Credit Point Unit
Member Institution Diploma Undergraduate – Bachelor Postgraduate
Per Unit Yearly Indicative Fee Per Unit Yearly Indicative Fee Per Unit Graduate Certificate Four Unit Indicative Other Postgraduate Yearly Indicative
Australian College of Christian Studies NA NA NA NA 2190 8760 17520
Australian College of Ministries 1440 11520 1990 15920 2390 9560 19120
Catholic Institute of Sydney NA NA 1380 11040 1980 7920 15840
Eva Burrows College NA NA 1500 12000 1850 7400 14800
Nazarene Theological College NA NA 1750 14000 2000 8000 16000
NSW College of Clinical Pastoral Education NA NA 1160 9280 1468 5872 11744
SCD Graduate Research School NA NA NA NA 7100 NA 14200
SCD Korean School of Theology 1000 8000 1350 10800 1800 7200 14400
St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox College NA NA 950 7600 1350 5400 10800
St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox College NA NA 750 6000 1050 4200 8400

Withdrawal and Refund of Fees



SCD is an approved higher education provider for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible fee-paying students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees.

All enrolled students who are Australian citizens (or currently in Australia on Humanitarian Visas) have access to Government loans for both undergraduate and post-graduate study. For 2017, the FEE‑HELP limit is  $100,879.  The FEE-HELP limit is indexed annually.  The loan can be used over the lifetime of the student at all levels of higher education accredited training. The loan can be used for a single subject or a number of subjects, or for a complete award or a number of awards – it is the student’s choice. The repayment of the loan commences once a student’s taxable income exceeds $54,869(for 2016/17 year). A loan fee of 25% applies to FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses of study. The FEE-HELP limit does not include the loan fee.

To access FEE-HELP, students need to complete a Request for FEE-HELP Assistance form and submit it to the College before the commencement of a semester. Each student seeking FEE-HELP will be provided with a Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) which is issued by the Government. This number remains with the student for their life time.

For full details on FEE-HELP see: