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Fees and fee-related information

Fees

Fees are the same for international and domestic students. The fees for 2020 for an HDR award are $3670 part-time per semester and $7340 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.

Term Start Date End Date Census Date Save to Calendar
Semester 1 Monday, 6 January 2020 Friday, 5 June 2020 Friday, 27 March 2020
Semester 2 Wednesday, 8 July 2020 Sunday, 6 December 2020 Monday, 31 August 2020

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).

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

FEE-HELP

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.

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.

Know more about FEE-HELP and Tuition Assurance Requirements.

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.

Know more about TPS and study costs for an international student.

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