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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.

 

NTI looks forward to welcoming suitable candidates to its' unique and high quality programs

 

Fees for Australian Domestic Students
Qualification Number of subjects to be completed Subject cost Total Cost of Qualification
  Master of Arts

11
(incl. 
1 double-unit)

$1,250.00 $15,000.00
  Graduate Diploma 8 $1,250.00 $10,000.00
  Graduate Certificate 4 $1,250.00 $5,000.00

*NOTE:

  • All prices listed in Australian Dollars (AUD)
  • Costs are subject to change annually. Enquire at NTI 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
  Master of Arts 11 (including 1 double-unit subject) $1,600.00 $19,200.00
  Graduate Diploma 8 $1,600.00 $12,800.00
  Graduate Certificate 4 $1,600.00 $6,400.00


*NOTE:

  • All prices listed in Australian Dollars (AUD)
  • Costs are subject to change annually. Enquire at NTI 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

 
Subject Cost

Domestic Students International Students
$1,250.00 $1,600.00

 

*NOTE:

  • All prices at NTI are listed in Australian Dollars (AUD)
  • Costs are subject to change annually. Enquire at NTI 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 $100,879 in 2017 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 four courses at NTI as eligible for Centrelink payments.

 

The following courses meet the requirements:

  • 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


Entry Requirements

To be eligible for a scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia;
  • have either a bachelor degree with a major in humanities or social sciences or relevant working experience and professional training over at least 3 years, for example, in counselling, teaching and related areas;
  • be proficient in English (i.e. completed tertiary studies in English) or have IELTS (academic version only) 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each subtest or TOEFL equivalent;
  • be a commencing student or an existing continuing student.


Applicants must be able to address at least three of the following selection criteria:

  • reasons for undertaking the proposed program of study, such as your academic and career goals;
  • relevant background/reasons to pursue Buddhist studies;
  • academic merit or other outstanding achievements;
  • demonstrated commitment and evidence of long-term contribution to supporting disadvantaged individuals and/or communities; and/or
  • economic or social barriers, such as financial hardship.

Selection of candidates is conducted through a competitive process whereby applicants must fulfil the eligibility criteria and also write a statement addressing a set of selection criteria. The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and the level of financial need.

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


Student Responsibilities

Nan Tien Institute will monitor the academic progress of the student in each subject.        

A scholarship applicant must:

  • attend all lectures;
  • obtain at least a ‘credit’ grade for each attempted unit to maintain satisfactory academic progress;
  • complete the program of studies within the individual scholarship nominated timeframes.

 

How to Apply

Application Forms

Complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form, and online Student Application Form by the closing date*:

Contact the Nan Tien Institute office with specific questions on scholarships@nantien.edu.au, or by calling +61 2 4258 0741.

Recommended Submission Dates*

Students can apply at any time for admission to coursework higher degree programs. However, students who wish to be considered for an NTI Postgraduate Scholarship should note that the Scholarship Selection Committee meets four times a year to select the recipients. In order to have your Scholarship application considered by NTI, you must submit your Application for Admission, Scholarship Application Form, and a Scholarship Recommendation Form, if applicable.

The following are recommended dates for your applications to be submitted by:

ROUND 1 2
Recommended last day for Scholarship application submissions 31 Mar 2017 31 Oct 2017
Official notification about your Scholarship application 30 Apr 2017 30 Nov 2017
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 programs at Nan Tien Institute (NTI). We hope that people with similar visions can contribute to this great initiative.

 

1. Key dates for 2018

 

Opens

Closes

1st round

16 August 2017

31 October 2017

2nd round

2 January 2018

31 March 2018

 

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:

  1. Tuition fees for the course of study at NTI;
  2. Twin share accommodation at the Pilgrim Lodge of Nan Tien Temple;
  3. 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 Applied Buddhist Studies courses at NTI:

  • Master of Arts (Applied Buddhist Studies)
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Buddhist Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Buddhist Studies

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

A complete 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 2018 are now open. NTI Domestic Scholarships include:

  • Nan Tien Institute Postgraduate Scholarship – Research Pathway (PGSRP),
  • Nan Tien Institute Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS).

NTI also has a Scholarship for international students.

Applications for most scholarships need direct contact with the Institute. Please enquire at scholarships@nantien.edu.au or call +61 2 4258 0741.

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. Domestic scholarship application deadlines close

Domestic scholarship application deadlines close 31st October 2017.

Deadlines for other scholarships vary so please contact NTI Student Services for details: scholarships@nantien.edu.au or call +61 2 4258 0741.

 

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. Part-time students must complete their studies at least at a 50% ratio i.e. 6 months F/T = 12 months P/T.

 

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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