As a student, you may need to pay a number of fees throughout your studies, depending on your degree and your enrolment status. These fees may include student contribution and tuition fees.  Apart from tuition fees there are a number of costs like textbooks, travel, stationary etc that you should consider when planning your study costs.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate awards are delivered by our teaching institutions. An overview of the fees is listed below. You are advised to contact the registrar of the teaching institution for detailed fee information.

2019 Sydney College of Divinity teaching institution fee list

Per Unit  = 9 Credit Point Unit
Fees are in Australian Dollars
Fees are the same for domestic and international students
Teaching 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 (and Perth Bible College) NA NA NA NA 2,280 9,120 18,240
Australian College of Ministries  1,490 11,920 1,990 15,920 2,490 9,960 19,920
Catholic Institute of Sydney NA NA 1,430 11,440 1980 7,920 15,840
Nazarene Theological College NA NA 1,775 14,200 2,000 8,000 16,000
NSW College of Clinical Pastoral Education NA NA 1,200 9,600 1,478 5,912 11,824
SCD Graduate Research School NA NA NA NA 7,200*
NA 14,400*
SCD Korean School of Theology 1,000 8,000 1,400 11,200 1,875 7,500 15,000
St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox College NA NA 1,080 8,640 1,440 5,760 11,520
St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox College NA NA 1,000 8,000 1,300 5,200 10,400

* HDR awards : Full-time student fee for one semester is $7,200 and for an academic year (two semesters) is $14,400
**HDR awards : Part-time student fee for one semester is $3,550 and for an academic year (two semesters) is $7,100

Fees are reviewed by the teaching institutions every year and may increase in 2020.


Sydney College of Divinity is an approved higher education provider and our students may be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan to pay part or all of your tuition fees. A FEE-HELP loan does not cover costs like accommodation, laptops or text books.

Applying for FEE-HELP

You are advised to contact the registrar at your teaching college for all information. The general process would require you to check your eligibility to get a FEE-HELP loan. If eligible, you will need a Tax File Number (TFN) and a Request for FEE-HELP assistance form, which the registrar will give you. Your form must be filled in and submitted to the teaching institution registrar before the census date (or administrative date).

You can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay your tuition fees. For 2019, the FEE-HELP limit is $104,440. If you get a FEE-HELP loan to pay for your undergraduate course, you may have to pay a 25% loan fee. The loan fee does not count towards your FEE-HELP limit.

The FEE-HELP Information Booklet provides the information you require. For up-to-date information always visit www.studyassist.gov.au

Withdrawal and Refunds

The Sydney College of Divinity Refund and Withdrawal Policy has been developed in accordance with Section 28 of the ESOS Act 2000 (as amended in 2007).  For more details contact your teaching institution.

Tuition Assurance Exemption

The Sydney College of Divinity provides tuition assurance to support students enrolled in a course of study in the event that, due to unforeseen circumstances, we are no longer able to offer the concerned course of study.

In such an event Sydney College of Divinity students, if they so desire, could complete a similar course of study with the Australian College of Theology (ACT). Students who have paid up-front also have the option of reimbursement. For students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents in Australia paying fees themselves, financial provision is made to allow immediate refunds. For students using FEE-HELP, the Government has introduced new arrangements from 1 January 2018 that include exempting particular higher education providers from Tuition Assurance, subject to meeting certain conditions. Learn more about our Statement of Tuition Assurance Exemption.

Students studying on an overseas student visa are covered by the Tuition Protection Service (TPS), an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study. Sydney College of Divinity makes a compulsory payment to the Government to protect the interests of our international students.

If you have any questions or concerns email us at [email protected] or call us on +61 2 9889 1969.

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