Course Fees

Course Fees for CSU Subjects

Unless otherwise specified, ALL payment of subject fees are to be made directly to Charles Sturt University. Once you have a valid enrolment, CSU will issue you with an electronic invoice and options of how to pay your fees. For information about how to pay your fees please visit course fees

All fees must be paid by the Census Date of each semester.

UTC Ministry & Formation Subjects

All UTC Ministry and Formation subject payments are to be made directly to Uniting Mission and Education.

These subjects include:
Ethical Ministry
Living Our Values
Funerals & Weddings
Understanding Sacraments

Payment facilities are available at the Student Administration Office and can be made by Eftpos, Credit Card or a Cheque made out to ‘United Theological College’.

Academic results will be withheld if your course fees are not paid. Students will not be allowed to re-enrol with Charles Sturt University if they have unpaid fees.

The standard equivalent full-time load (EFTSL) at CSU is 64 subject points which is usually studied over two sessions, four 8 point subjects per session. One 8 point subject equals .125 EFTSL eg (64 / 8 = .125)

Australian & NZ students

Fee Help, available for Australian citizens, is provided for Commonwealth Supported Places, including the Bachelor of Theology. The Government pays a contribution directly to the University for the fees and you, as the student, pay the remainder of $6,336 which is known as the ‘student contribution’, an average of $792 per 8 point subject. This is an estimated fee for your first year of study based on a full-time study load (eight 8 point subjects). Should you be studying less than eight subjects in your first year, the fees would be decreased proportionally.

Commonwealth Supported Places are offered to domestic undergraduate and postgraduate students, but postgraduate places are limited. If you receive a CSP you can choose to pay your fees as you go, or study first and pay later via the HECS/Fee-HELP loan system.

Master of Theology, Master of Ministry, Master of Arts (Ageing & Pastoral Care), Master of Arts (Religious and Values Education), Master of Pastoral Counselling: $1800 per 8 point subject, $3600 for 16 point subject, $2,300 for international distance option. A discount is offered to students who have completed a previous degree with CSU.

Master of Theology Research course costs $2,300 per 8 point subject for domestic students or $2,400 for international students and domestic students may apply for the Research Training Scheme the Australian Government now offers. This scheme covers the full-cost of Doctoral Research students up to 4 years full-time study or 2 years full-time study for Master Research students, click here for further information.

Doctor of Ministry is $2,300 per 8 point subject and $2,800 for International students.

Single Subject 8 Point subjects in 2017 are $1,030 for levels 100 to 400 (Undergraduate), and $2,760 for levels 500 and 600 (Postgraduate). The fees are doubled for 16 point subjects.

The Student Services & Amenities Fee is $36 per 8 point subject, with a maximum annual fee amount for 2017 capped at $288 per student.


For more information on fees or application forms please contact Student Administration.
Phone 02 8838 8914
Office Hours: 9 am – 5 pm (Mon – Fri)

Additional information on fees and payments is also available from:

CSU Website – CSU Course Fees & Costs
CSU Website – Commonwealth Supported Places
CSU Website – CSU Student Services & Support Fee
CSU Website – International Student Fees
CSU Website – Centrelink Considerations