Non-Award Study (Individual Subject)

Nan Tien Institute's non-award program allows students to study single subjects without the long-term commitments, pre-requisite restrictions, or assignment workload of postgraduate award study.


Non-award students can enrol in subjects from any of our postgraduate courses (Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, Humanistic Buddhism or Mental Health). For a full list of available subjects, please visit our online timetable.


Our highly flexible teaching structure means that non-award students can choose to either:

  • just attend the five days of on-campus lectures (although pre-reading is highly recommended to enhance your learning experiences in class); OR

  • complete the pre-reading, on-campus lectures, and follow-up supported online study and assignments. Satisfactory performance in all of these elements will allow you to receive a grade and credit points for the subject, which could be put towards future postgraduate study with Nan Tien Institute (NTI).


All non-award students receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of a subject with NTI.

Fees for Non-Award Students


Course Domestic Students 2020

International Students

Domestic Students 2021 International Students
Applied Buddhist Studies $1,800 $2,200 $2,000 $2,400
Health and Social Wellbeing $1,900 $2,400 $2,150 $2,700
Humanistic Buddhism $1,650  $2,000 $2,000 $2,400
Mental Health $1,900  $2,400 $2,150 $2,700

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 Nan Tien Institute.

Preparing Your Application


When you are ready to apply, please have the following supporting documentation ready. You can upload these documents at Step 5 of your online application:


Domestic applicants:

  • Passport, Australian citizenship certificate, or evidence of permanent residency 


International applicants:

  • Passport

  • Australian visa grant notification


Do you have any questions about applying? Contact one of our friendly enrolment advisors:

Phone: 1300 323 261
Phone/SMS: 0402 551 223
Email: or contact us via our contact page.