Information about Fees

Because of the variety of qualifications that the Catholic Theological College has, it is also important to take note of the different procedures and processes there are for the separate qualifications we offer. Read the information below for the costs of the qualifications you wish to pursue.

Fees for BTh and GradDip

The information below will help you understand the process, important dates for fee payment and costs involved in studying for the BTh and the Graduate Diploma of Theology. Refunds and withdrawals are also covered.


Do you think you might be eligible for the NZ Government “free fees”? – Check at www.feesfree.govt.nz


Non-refundable deposit:             $100.00    Required for each semester


NZ Citizen/ Resident Fee:           $738.00

International Student Fee:          $760.00

All fees are shown in NZ dollars and are inclusive of GST.
Enrolment is complete with the payment of fees.
Pay when
you apply
The non-refundable Enrolment Deposit of $100
enrolments close
$35 for Late Enrolment Fees will be added to your invoice.
Week 1
During the first week of lectures you’ll receive an invoice that outlines total fees to be paid.
Week 2
The final date for payment of your total fees account for the semester.


Internet Banking Electronic Te Kupenga A/C 02-0506-0015015-000
Please include your name, student number and invoice number (if applicable).
In person Cash, cheque
No Eftpos available
Onsite at
Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological College
Administration Office
20 Ponsonby Road
By mail Cheque Post to:
Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological College
Administration Office
PO Box 3440
Auckland 1140

Withdrawal from a course occurs when a student’s circumstance is such that s/he cannot study and anticipates no change in the circumstance in the foreseeable future.

This provision allows the student to withdraw from the course and to re-enrol when circumstances are more favourable.

A student may withdraw without penalty from a course only if the notice of withdrawal is received by the Registrar of Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological  College by 4.00pm on the last date of withdrawal without penalty as specified in the Academic  Calendar 2020, or Key Dates.

After that date the normal outcome of a withdrawal is to receive a fail grade. Application can be made by the student to the Sydney College of Divinity if there are grounds for a compassionate acceptance of the withdrawal.

If the withdrawal occurs up to 4.00pm of the final date of withdrawal, the course unit fee will be refunded (less the enrolment deposit fee). Beyond this time the fees will not be refunded.

Fees for Diploma and Certificates 2020

Course Fee per Paper Cost to student with Mission Scholarship Admin Fee per Paper Eligible for interest-free student loan?
New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies (Level 5) with strands in Christian Ministry or Religious Education

Course (paper) 10 credits

$350 $300 $20 Yes
Course (paper) 20 credits $700 $600 $20  Yes

New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 6) with strands in Christian Leadership, Pastoral Ministry, Religious Education and Theological Studies

Course (paper) 15 credits

$525 $450 $20 Yes

Fees Free Study 2020

You may be eligible to study fees-free in 2020.  This applies to the New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies (Level 5) only.

To find out if you are eligible please go to: www.feesfree.govt.nz


Scholarships for the New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies (Level 5) and New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 6):

A special Mission Scholarship is available to enable people working in Catholic Schools and ministry to have the necessary qualification to effectively do their job. It is available to

        • teachers in Catholic schools who are studying for the NZCCS or the NZDCS
        • people working in ministry roles in the church, either voluntarily or in paid employment, studying for the NZCCS or the NZDCS
        • people working in ministry roles, either voluntarily or in paid employment, in their community, studying for the NZCCS or the NZDCS

In 2020 the Mission Scholarship is $50 per 10 credit course/paper studied ($75 for 15 credit course/paper and $100 for 20 credit course/paper). To be eligible to receive this scholarship the intending student must be enrolled in either the NZCCS or the NZDCS. It is not available for students studying papers who do not intend to gain a qualification.

The Common Good Scholarship (the value of this scholarship is determined by need) is available for:

        • People from groups that are under-represented at Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological College with particular emphasis on Māori and Pasifika students
        • Students who are experiencing financial hardship
        • Groups of teachers from the same school enrolling at the same time, where the group represents more than 25 per cent of the teaching staff at the school
        • click application: icon Common Good Scholarship Application

The New Zealand Catholic Education Office has generously offered scholarships for teachers in Catholic Schools who wish to study for the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture (taught and awarded by the Australian Catholic University). Further information on this scholarship will be available on this site when the date for the next cohort of this Graduate Certificate is finalised.

Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture

This Certificate is made up of four Units – three are taught by Australian Catholic University and one is taught by Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological College (CTC)
 Fee per Unit (paper)  Annual Student Services Fee (per year not per paper) Eligible for interest-free student loan from StudyLink?
Units taught by ACU TBA  TBA paid to the Australian Catholic University No – this is an overseas qualification
Unit taught by CTC TBA  N/A paid to CTC No – this is an overseas qualification

As this is a residential programme, participants are advised to factor in travel and accommodation costs.


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