Preparing Christians for Cross-Cultural Service



Is Eastwest for You?

Are you a follower of Jesus and would love to step out in faith and be salt and light across cultures?

Do you sense God challenging you to step out of your own culture to serve those of another?

Would you like to start your journey by training with a diverse group of students and staff from across the globe?

If that describes you, then have a look through the courses on offer and get in touch with us.

Fees-free Study for NZ Students

If you’re a first-time tertiary learner, you may be able to get your fees covered for one year’s study or two years’ work-based training. Check if you’re eligible for Fees Free by going to: Fees Free | Study or train fees-free.

What’s new for Fees Free in 2025?

The Government has announced that Fees Free for the first year of study or training will finish at the end of 2024. A final-year Fees Free scheme will replace it, starting from January 2025 with the following parameters:

  • Learners entering their final year of study or training from 1 January 2025 and who have not accessed first-year Fees Free may be eligible for the new final-year Fees Free scheme.
  • Eligibility will include provider- and work-based study or training at Levels 3 and above on the New Zealand Qualifications and Credentials Framework.
  • Repayment will be made after the learner completes their qualification, with refunds starting from 2026.

We are working through transition arrangements for first-year Fees Free learners as well as detailed policy design and implementation for the final-year Fees Free scheme. Once decisions are made, we’ll update this website with more information.

You may also be able to get a Student Loan to help with course related and living costs.
For more information on Student Loans and Allowances go to


Interested in studying at Eastwest College?

Eastwest College of Intercultural Studies, a department of WEC Aotearoa New Zealand (registered charity CC27877), is registered as a private training establishment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020 and its subsequent amendments.