Tuition Fees & Scholarships

The following table indicates the full tuition fee per 9 credit point course unit for 2019. The applicable tuition is that which is according to the level of the course unit and not the level of the course as such. This full tuition fee is inclusive of the relevant Sydney College of Divinity student administration fee.

7100 - 7300 series course units $1,080

8500 - 9600 series course units $1,440


Scholarships

Most students are eligible for financial support because St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College is committed to admitting the most able and dedicated students to its courses, regardless of their financial means or background. Financial support is outlined below and this is automatically applied upon enrolment. There are no separate application forms for scholarships.

Scholarship assistance is available to students of St Andrew's who undertake a full time study load (defined as being enrolled in 36 credit points in a given semester). 

Scholarship assistance is also available to part time students of St Andrew's enrolled in 18 or 27 credit points in a given semester and who meet one of the following descriptions:

  • alumni of St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College
  • Orthodox Christian clergymen serving within the jurisdictions of local hierarchs who belong to the Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania
  • the wife or child of a clergyman noted above
  • employees of schools and health care facilities operating under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
  • church volunteers serving within parishes of local hierarchs who belong to the Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania (e.g. Parish Committee, Ladies Auxiliary, Chaplaincy Volunteers, Chanters, Scripture Teachers, Sunday School Teachers)

Details of these scholarships are found in each Course Information Sheet and are also available by contacting the Registrar.

All prospective students are invited to discuss the possibility of scholarship assistance with the Registrar. 

A student’s scholarship eligibility is reviewed each semester or annually.

Scholarship provisions are subject to change from year to year.


Methods of Payment

Australian citizens and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or postgraduate award program may pay their tuition fee in three different ways:

  • Pay the full amount of the tuition fee up front by cash (in person), cheque, money order, direct deposit or credit card (VISA and MasterCard only).
  • Receive a FEE-HELP loan from the Federal Government for the full tuition fee (conditions apply -- visit www.studyassist.gov.au)
  • Pay a portion of the tuition fee up front and receive a FEE-HELP loan for the remainder of the full tuition fee.

Overseas students studying via distance education (online) mode must pay the full amount of the tuition fee up front in Australian dollars by:

  • cheque or draft drawn on an Australian bank; or
  • credit card (VISA and MasterCard only); or
  • bank transfer

Tuition fees are charged on a semester basis, as the majority of units run for only a semester. Payment is due prior to the commencement of the semester. Payment of fees, or completion of the FEE-HELP online application process, completes the enrolment process without which a student may not be permitted to attend class or access their distance education unit(s).


Refunds

Students may withdraw from a unit without financial penalty only if notice of withdrawal is submitted in writing to the Registrar by the Census Date of the relevant semester.

If withdrawal is within the specified deadlines a refund of fees may be requested.