Feel free to read the "Is Eastwest for you?" page first.

Applicants should have:

  • A Christian testimony of faith in Jesus Christ
  • A membership of, and at least one year's involvement in, a local church or assembly.
  • The commendation of the local church.
  • Evidence that they can undertake a course of intensive study and practical activity, ie: 
    • The successful completion of a course of secular study or trainingx
    • Satisfactory performance in regular employment
    • Physical fitness
  • Willingness for cross-cultural mission service
  • Be at least 19 years of age in the year of commencement of study

To apply

Please download and complete the application form and ask three people to return the referee forms (returning each by email or post). International students also need to read and sign the last page of the pastoral care for international students document.

International Students

Applicants should have an appropriate standard of English, if this is not their first language. If this is the case, they will be required to sit the IELTS (Academic) test. Eastwest requires an average pass of 5.5. For those with a score of 4.5, students may consider joining the English Language Programme for a six-month or one year period of residential study here at Eastwest.


These are available to overseas students upon application and advance payment of fees. Full details of visas and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service.

Eastwest College of Intercultural Studies is a signatory of the NZ Ministry of Education Code of Pastoral Care of International Students.