Fee information for international students
Fees charged by the Member Institution and schools of the Sydney College of Divinity is the same for international and domestic students. Your fees will depend on the college you enrol with, calendar year of study and the course. Most courses and units of study have required or recommended course materials, such as books, readers, materials and equipment. There may also be costs associated with additional work (eg fieldwork) required for study. Prospective students should factor in increases to fees over the life of the course as fees may be subject to increases every calendar year. The tuition fees are reviewed each year and the revised tuition fee implemented on 1st January each year.
International students are required to pay their tuition fees up-front in full unless special arrangements have been made in writing. Failure to pay will result in cancellation of your Certificate of Enrolment (CoE). If your CoE is cancelled, we will have to report the cancellation to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). In this situation, you must contact DHA within 28 days of your CoE cancellation date. Failure to contact the Department of Home Affairs may result in the automatic cancellation of your student visa.
Tuition Protection Service (TPS)
Students studying on an Australia 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. The TPS ensures that international students are able to either:
- complete their studies in another course or with another education provider or
- receive a refund of their unspent tuition fees.
Sydney College of Divinity makes a compulsory payment to the Government to protect the interests of our international students.
Withdrawal and Refunds
In the event that a CoE is withdrawn by the Sydney College of Divinity on the grounds that the original offer was made on the basis of incomplete or incorrect information supplied by the international student, the college reserves the right to withhold 10% of the tuition fee paid for the first semester and to refund the balance.