How to Apply

Admission Requirements

To be accepted to study at Carey you need to pass certain English language, admission and other requirements.

Visas and Insurance

To study in New Zealand all International students must have a valid student visa and current medical and travel insurance that complies with the Code of Practice for International Students.

Carey recognises the benefit of students studying away from their home setting and many students worldwide find New Zealand a stimulating and encouraging place to grow in their understanding of Christian faith and practice. Carey therefore offers students from overseas the opportunity to enrol its programmes.

International students are defined as those who do not hold citizenship or permanent residency within New Zealand, Australia, the Cook Islands, Niue or Toekelau.

We endeavour to process all applications within 7-10 working days or receipt. Once you have been accepted for study, we will provide you with a letter of acceptance and offer of place for your chosen study programme. At this point you must pay for a full year of tuition. Please note that these funds are kept in a separate trust account and will be refunded (less an administration fee of NZ$50) if you are denied a student visa and are unable to take up the offer of place

Once we have received your payment we will issue you with a formal “Offer of Place”. You must then apply to the New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS) to obtain a student visa. This is your responsibility. See the NZIS website for details .

Note: Immigration New Zealand will be notified when a student withdraws from a programme or course.

International applicants who are under the age of 18 years are required to provide evidence of consent from their parent or legal guardian; this is submitted in writing to the Academic Registrar along with their application.

Further in accordance with the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 international students under the age of 18 years must live full-time with either a relative, an approved caregiver, or in an approved home-stay; evidence of this must be presented to the Academic Registrar.