Fee Information

Fees and fee-related information


Fees are the same for international and domestic students. The fees for 2024 for an HDR award are AUD$3890 part-time per semester and AUD$7780 full-time per semester. Fees are subject to increase every academic year. An academic year in Australia is from January to December.

Census date and payment

As a student you are responsible for your own fees, charges and debts related to your enrolment. Census date is the final day to make upfront fee payments in full or part, and/or to submit your Request for FEE-HELP form, if you are eligible for FEE-HELP.

A variety of payment methods and plans are available for tuition fee payments. Fee paying students, who are not eligible for FEE-HELP, may be able to secure payment plans with the Sydney College of Divinity Graduate Research School. Students should discuss this with the Registrar before the admission application is submitted.

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 the candidates Certificate of Enrolment (CoE).

Please click here to view the Census dates on our Academic Calendar.

Unpaid or overdue fees

If tuition fees are unpaid or overdue it may result in

  • fines, where applicable
  • not being able to enrol further
  • not having access to supervisors and results
  • cancellation of enrolment/CoE
  • not being able to graduate
Withdrawal and Refunds

The Sydney College of Divinity Refund and Withdrawal Policy (takes you to the Sydney College of Divinity home website) has been developed in accordance with Section 28 of the ESOS Act 2000 (as amended in 2007). The policy outlines the refund conditions and payments payable when either the student or Sydney College of Divinity defaults.

Domestic students


Australian citizens and holders of permanent humanitarian visas are generally entitled to apply for FEE-HELP assistance to pay part or all their tuition fees.

From 1 January 2021, it is compulsory for new students commencing in 2021 to apply for and obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) in order to be eligible for Commonwealth assistance (Commonwealth supported place (CSP) and/or HELP loan). The Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) will be gradually decommissioned and replaced by the USI.

Tuition Assurance Requirements

Sydney College of Divinity is required to provide a tuition assurance arrangement for Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa who are enrolled in higher education courses it offers. This requirement is to protect students in the event that we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled.

International students

International students are not eligible for FEE-HELP. 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.