Fees and Scholarships

Your education is one of the most important investments you will make in your lifetime. Postgraduate study is about reaching your full potential by gaining specialist qualifications to advance your career. Nan Tien Institute has affordable fees, designed to make this innovative and holistic education available to all.

 

There are also a number of scholarships available for both domestic and international postgraduate students, to assist financially with course fees, accommodation costs and living expenses. This enables students to focus on their studies. The scholarships have a strong emphasis on social inclusion and equity and are awarded on the basis of financial need and/or other hardship. Some also recognise factors such as academic excellence.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our unique and high quality programs designed to provide both professional and personal development.

 

Fees for Australian Domestic Students
Qualification Number of subjects to be completed Subject cost Total Cost of Qualification
2019
Master of Arts
(Applied Buddhist Studies or Health and Social Wellbeing)
12 $1,650 $19,800
Graduate Diploma
(Applied Buddhist Studies or Health and Social Wellbeing)
8 $1,650 $13,200
Graduate Certificate
(Applied Buddhist Studies or Health and Social Wellbeing)
4 $1,650 $6,600
 Graduate Certificate
(Humanistic Buddhism)
 $1,250  $5,000
 Graduate Certificate
(Mental Health)
 $1,800  $7,200
2020
Applied Buddhist Studies      
  Master of Arts 12 $1,800 $21,600#
  Graduate Diploma 8 $1,800 $14,400#
  Graduate Certificate 4 $1,800 $7,200#
Health and Social Wellbeing      
  Master of Arts 12 $1,900 $22,800#
  Graduate Diploma 8 $1,900 $15,200#
  Graduate Certificate 4 $1,900 $7,600#
Humanistic Buddhism      
   Graduate Certificate  $1,650  $6,600#
Mental Health      
   Graduate Certificate  $1,900  $7,600#

Please note:

  • # Indicative fee assuming full time load and all electives are chosen within the Award program. Costs may vary depending on elective subjects selected.

  • All prices listed in Australian Dollars (AUD).

  • Costs are subject to change annually. Enquire to find out about future costs.

  • Costs are for tuition only. They do not cover accommodation, meals or incidentals associated with your studies at NTI.

Fees for International Students
Qualification Number of subjects to be completed Subject cost Total Cost of Qualification
2019
Master of Arts
(Applied Buddhist Studies or Health and Social Wellbeing)
12 $2,000 $24,000
Graduate Diploma
(Applied Buddhist Studies or Health and Social Wellbeing)
8 $2,000 $16,000
Graduate Certificate
(Applied Buddhist Studies or Health and Social Wellbeing)
4 $2,000 $8,000
 Graduate Certificate
(Humanistic Buddhism)
 $1,600  $6,400
 Graduate Certificate
(Mental Health)
 $2,250  $9,000
2020
Applied Buddhist Studies      
  Master of Arts 12 $2,200 $26,400#
  Graduate Diploma 8 $2,200 $17,600#
  Graduate Certificate 4 $2,200 $8,800#
Health and Social Wellbeing      
  Master of Arts 12 $2,400 $28,800#
  Graduate Diploma 8 $2,400 $19,200#
  Graduate Certificate 4 $2,400 $9,600#
Humanistic Buddhism      
   Graduate Certificate  $2,000  $8,000#
Mental Health      
   Graduate Certificate  $2,400  $9,600#

Please note:

  • # Indicative fee assuming a full time load and all electives are chosen within the Award program. Costs may vary depending on elective subjects chosen.

  • All prices listed in Australian Dollars (AUD).

  • A one-off enrolment fee of $100 applies, payable once you have been accepted into a course.

  • Costs are subject to change annually. Enquire to find out about future costs.

  • Costs are for tuition only. They do not cover accommodation, meals or incidentals associated with your studies at NTI.

Fees for Non-Award Students - Individual Subjects
Qualification Domestic Students International Students
2019
Applied Buddhist Studies or Health and Social Wellbeing $1,650 $2,000
Humanistic Buddhism $1,250  $1,600
Mental Health $1,800  $2,250
2020
Applied Buddhist Studies $1,800 $2,200
Health and Social Wellbeing $1,900 $2,400
Humanistic Buddhism $1,250  $2,000
Mental Health $1,900  $2,400

Please note:

  • All prices listed in Australian Dollars (AUD).

  • Costs are subject to change annually. Enquire to find out about future costs.

  • Costs are for tuition only. They do not cover accommodation, meals or incidentals associated with your studies at NTI.

FEE-HELP (Domestic Students)

 

As part of NTI's and the Australian Government's initiative to make education more accessible, NTI has been approved as a FEE-HELP Provider.

 

FEE-HELP is an interest-free Australian government loan scheme available to eligible *Australian students which allows students to defer payment of tuition fees for approved courses at higher education institutions.

 

Please note FEE-HELP assistance does NOT cover voluntary subscriptions or any other costs associated with studying at NTI.

 

The Government pays the amount of the loan directly to the student's higher education provider. Students repay their loan through the tax system once their income is above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment.

 

There is a FEE-HELP limit of $104,440 in 2019 and $106,319 in 2020 for students. No loan fees or application fees.

 

Students must apply for FEE-HELP assistance by the census date of each subject and provide their tax file number (TFN). Students who do not provide their TFN on or before the census date will not be eligible for FEE-HELP and will be required to pay their fees upfront in full to the Institute.

 

Download FEE-HELP information Booklet
* Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.

 

Centrelink Payments (Domestic Students)

 

The Department of Human Services has listed the following four courses at NTI as eligible for Centrelink payments:

    • Graduate Certificate in Applied Buddhist Studies

    • Graduate Diploma of Applied Buddhist Studies

    • Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Wellbeing

    • Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Wellbeing

Full-time Australian students enrolled in these courses may be eligible to receive payments from Centrelink and a Student Travel Concession.

 

To see if you are eligible for a payment from Centrelink, including details of income tests or any other applicable assessments, visit the Australian Government Dept of Human Services Website.

 

Scholarships for Australian Domestic Students


Hsing Yun Education Foundation (HYEF) Scholarship for Domestic Students

“I believe education can improve and transform one’s character which is instrumental to a better future. Hence, I founded the Nan Tien Institute”.

                                                                                - Venerable Master Hsing Yun    

 

To honour Venerable Master Hsing Yun, HYEF is offering this scholarship to assist high achieving domestic students to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Humanistic Buddhism course at Nan Tien Institute (NTI). We hope that people with similar visions can contribute to this great initiative.

 

1. Key Dates

Applications close: 29 May 2020
(for students commencing in Semester 2, 2020)

 

2. Value of Award

2.1 Ten (10) scholarships will be available for award over two (2) semesters annually.

2.2 Each scholarship will provide for the following:

  • Tuition fees for the course of study at NTI which must be completed within two semesters;

  • Twin share accommodation at the Pilgrim Lodge of Nan Tien Temple for at most seven (7) nights per subject; and

  • Vegetarian meals provided by Nan Tien Temple during the period of stay.

The scholarship does not include the cost of living expenses, books or any other additional expenses associated with study at NTI or accompaniment by family members.

2.3 The scholarship is not transferable or redeemable for cash, should the recipient choose to find their own off-campus accommodation or provide/purchase their own meals.

2.4 An additional weekly payment be charged if scholarship recipient wishes to upgrade the twin share accommodation to a single room.


3. Eligibility

3.1 The applicant must have been admitted or been offered admission to the Graduate Certificate in Humanistic Buddhism at NTI. 

3.2 The applicant must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia.

 

4. Selection Criteria

4.1 Selection will be based on academic merit, reasons for undertaking the course, and interview performance if required. The decision on award will be made by the HYEF Selection Committee.

4.2 Applicants are required to submit their application for admission to NTI prior to applying for the Scholarship. The number assigned to the online application for admission or current student ID must be indicated. Otherwise, the scholarship application is considered incomplete and will not be processed further.

 

5. Duration and Terms

5.1 Successful candidates must complete the course in at most two consecutive semesters. 

5.2 The Scholarship can not be deferred or transferred to another course of study at NTI. Successful candidates must commence study at NTI in the semester for which the scholarship is offered. 

5.3 The scholarship is awarded and monitored based on academic merit. It will be renewed automatically if the recipient attains at least a ‘credit’ grade average for the subjects taken in each semester and maintain satisfactory overall academic performance.

5.4 Successful candidates will be expected to refund the scholarship amount disbursed if he or she transfers to another course of study before the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Humanistic Buddhism at NTI.


6. How to apply


      Download our 'Domestic Scholarship' Application Form

 

 

Scholarships for International Students


Hsing Yun Education Foundation (HYEF) Scholarship for International Students

“I believe education can improve and transform one’s character which is instrumental to a better future. Hence, I founded the Nan Tien Institute”.

                                                                                - Venerable Master Hsing Yun    

 

To honour Venerable Master Hsing Yun, HYEF is offering this scholarship to assist high achieving international students to undertake Applied Buddhist Studies and Humanistic Buddhism programs at Nan Tien Institute (NTI). We hope that people with similar visions can contribute to this great initiative.

 

1. Key Dates

 

Applications Close

1st round 2020
(for students commencing in semester 1, 2020)

14 October 2019

2nd round 2020
(for students commencing in semester 2, 2020)

20 March 2020

1st round 2021
(for students commencing in semester 1, 2021)

9 October 2020

 

2. Value of Award

2.1 There are ten (10) scholarships available to awarded over two (2) semesters annually.

2.2 Each scholarship will provide for the following:

  • Tuition fees for the course of study at NTI;

  • Twin share accommodation at the Pilgrim Lodge of Nan Tien Temple; and

  • Vegetarian meals provided by Nan Tien Temple.

The scholarship does not include the cost of visa application, health check or health cover, travel insurance, living expenses, books or any other additional expenses associated with living in Australia or study at NTI or accompaniment by family members.

2.3 The scholarship is not transferable or redeemable for cash, should the recipient choose to find their own off-campus accommodation or provide/purchase their own meals.

2.4 An additional weekly payment be charged if scholarship recipient wishes to upgrade the twin share accommodation to a single room.


3. Eligibility

3.1 The applicant must have been admitted or been offered admission to one of the following courses at NTI:

  • Master of Arts (Applied Buddhist Studies)

  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Buddhist Studies

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Buddhist Studies

  • Graduate Certificate in Humanistic Buddhism

3.2 The applicant must be a citizen of an overseas country (excluding New Zealand), and not normally reside in Australia.

 

4. Selection Criteria

4.1 Selection will be based on academic merit, reasons for undertaking the course, interview performance if required. The decision on award will be made by the HYEF Selection Committee.

4.2 Applicants are required to submit their application for admission to NTI prior to applying for the Scholarship. The number assigned to the online application for admission or current student ID must be indicated. Otherwise, the scholarship application is considered incomplete and will not be processed further.

 

5. Duration and Terms

5.1 Successful candidates must maintain a full-time “international student” status for the entire length of the Scholarship. 

5.2 The Scholarship can not be deferred or transferred to another course of study at NTI. Successful candidates must commence study at NTI in the semester for which the scholarship is offered. The scholarship is tenable for the minimum period required by the recipient to complete the course of study.

5.3 The scholarship is awarded and monitored based on academic merit. It will be renewed automatically if the recipient attains at least a ‘credit’ grade average for the subjects taken in each semester and maintain satisfactory overall academic performance.

5.4 The Scholarship may not, without the approval of the HYEF Selection Committee be held concurrently with any other award.


6. How to apply

  1. Fill out and submit the Online Application Form for International Students (this step is not required for currently enrolled students). Only students who meet our admissions criteria may apply for the scholarship.

  2. A complete HYEF International Scholarship Application Form and all the supporting documentation should be emailed to scholarships@nantien.edu.au by the closing date. We can not accept late submissions.

          Download our International Scholarship Application Form

 

Scholarships - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

What scholarship opportunities are available at NTI?

NTI offers scholarships for postgraduate students. Most have a strong emphasis on social inclusion and equity and are awarded on the basis of financial need and/or other hardship. Others recognise factors such as academic excellence.

Applications for admission to a program of study at the Institute must be lodged separately. Scholarship applications are not considered for admission purposes.

 

What are the deadlines for applying?

The Scholarship Selection Committee meets two times a year to select the recipients. Closing dates for each round of scholarships are detailed in the relevant sections above.

 

What if I am unsuccessful?

You are welcome to re-apply to Nan Tien Institute as a continuing postgraduate student, however, you will need to submit a new application and new supporting documentation where required as NTI will not use your previous application material.

The Institute and individual Faculties also offer a number of other scholarships and prizes for students in second or later years of study. Please contact the relevant Faculty.

 

Can I defer a scholarship offer?

The majority of scholarships are non-deferrable. Please check individual details for other scholarships.

 

If I am currently on a scholarship can I defer (take leave from) the scholarship?

Only in exceptional circumstances. If you are a scholarship recipient and find that you cannot continue study in a given semester due to circumstances beyond your control please contact Student Services to talk about deferral of your scholarship. This is generally only done when a student is no longer enrolled and prior to the semester's payment being made.

 

Do I need to pay tax on a scholarship?

This can depend on your individual circumstances and the type of scholarship you have been awarded. The Australian Taxation Office is the best place to find information regarding scholarships and taxation.

The income from some scholarships may also be taken into account to calculate certain income support or other Commonwealth payments so you are also urged to seek independent advice regarding your particular situation.

 

If I am successful in obtaining a scholarship can I do additional paid work to supplement my income?

Yes, you can work while receiving a scholarship but many scholarships place a limit on how many hours of work during the working week you can work while receiving a scholarship. This is to ensure you have sufficient time to concentrate on your study and research work. If you work on top of your scholarship, your earnings will be taxed if you exceed the Australian tax-free threshold (not counting your scholarship).

 

Can I study part-time if I am on a scholarship?

Students who are not able to study full time because of (for example) sole parent responsibilities, carer responsibilities, long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse, are able to access our range of scholarships. This is in recognition that not all students are able to study full time.

 

Can I reapply for a second and third scholarship?

Students who have for example completed a Graduate Certificate program (4 subjects) and want to continue to complete the Graduate Diploma or Masters qualifications can reapply for additional scholarships.

 

I am interested in applying for a Scholarship, however, I am not a Teacher or Health professional, can I still apply?

Either a Bachelor degree with a major in humanities or social sciences or relevant working experience and professional training over at least 3 years in relevant fields will be considered. If you are unsure if your background meets the criteria, feel free to discuss with NTI Student Services. Contact: scholarships@nantien.edu.au or call +61 2 4258 0741.

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