Tuition Fees & Scholarships

The following table indicates the full tuition fee per 9 credit point unit of study for 2024. The applicable tuition is that which is according to the level of the unit and not the level of the course as such. For example, a student undertaking a Bachelor of Theology may, under certain circumstances, enrol in a postgraduate unit within the 9200 series. In such cases, the postgraduate unit fee would be charged even though the student is enrolled in an undergraduate course of study.

Tuition fees have remained unchanged since 2021. These tuition fees are inclusive of the relevant Sydney College of Divinity student administration fee.

5100 series undergraduate units of study: $390.00

  • Diploma of Liturgical Music

7100 - 7200 series undergraduate units of study: $1,170.00

8100 - 9200 series postgraduate units of study: $1,440.00


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 fees in three different ways:

  • Pay the full amount of the tuition fee up front by 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
  • Pay a portion of the tuition fee up front and receive a FEE-HELP loan for the remainder of the full tuition fee.

2024 FEE-HELP Fact Sheet

2024 FEE-HELP Booklet (20 pages)

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

  • credit card via telephone or Zoom (VISA and MasterCard only); or
  • international money transfer into the College's bank account

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).


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.