Carey Baptist College, “Carey”, admits students to its academic programmes without prejudice in matters regarding ethnicity/race, age, gender, physical or other disability. It is our belief that people are divinely created, with gifts that render all capable of service to god and humanity, and should be given the opportunity to study to their level of ability.
It is expected that applicants will demonstrate an appropriate level of maturity and Christian character development. While students are not required to hold a personal commitment to the Christian faith, to enrol in courses they should acknowledge the existence and validity of Christianity as a ruling philosophy for personal daily life and social conduct.
Admission requirements vary depending on the programme of study and are listed under specific programme regulations. See the Academic Regulations and Calendar available at
www.carey.ac.nz/study for further information.
International students are required to demonstrate NCEA equivalence for admission into undergraduate programmes. This can include IB, CIE and HSC (Australia). Admission is at the discretion of the Academic Director, who will make an assessment of equivalence.
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 Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students, 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.
International applicants whose first language is not English will be required to take an internationally recognised English Language Proficiency Test
(IELTS), unless they meet the criteria for a waiver as listed below.
A waiver may be granted if an international applicant:
Once an IELTS is completed the applicant must provide Carey with a copy of their test results prior to acceptance on a programme. The minimum required results are as follows:
All costs associated with the IELTS Academic Test must be met by the student; see Fees Regulations and Schedule for more information.
For other equivalent English Language Proficiency scores please refer to www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzaf-related-rules/the-table/.
International applications are accepted on the basis that enrolment at Carey will be of genuine benefit to the applicant in their Christian ministry or mission; applicants may be declined if their reason for studying at Carey is based on political, economic, or other personal needs. Therefore, the following information must accompany their completed application.
A written statement regarding the applicant’s Church membership. This statement should include information about any group or denomination that the Church belongs to and a copy of the Church’s Statement of Faith.
A short-written statement outlining the applicant’s personal desire to study at Carey, including why Carey has been chosen, as against other colleges and training centres, either in New Zealand or in other countries.
International applicants are also required to nominate referees. Three referees are required, one of which must be the applicant’s Pastor or Church Leader.
If references are not written in English a translation must be provided. This translation cannot be completed by the applicant and must be verified as genuine by a Notary Public.
International applicants must provide a Police Clearance Certificate, in place of the Police Vetting Service Request and Consent Form, from their country of citizenship and for any country in which they have lived for more than a period of 12 months within the last 10 years. Please also note that this Police Clearance should be less than 6 months old.
International applicants must sign a declaration stating that they:
All international applicants should submit their application before the closing date in order to allow time for the processing of visas.