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Ready to apply?  Each programme has set admission criteria and application requirements. Details can be found in our Academic Regulations and Calendar. We’ve created this handy TipSheet to help you with the online application process.

See what course are available during 2024 by viewing the Timetable.

Still have questions? Learn more about our programmes. Our helpful Academic Registrar can also assist you with queries relating to programme admission or applications.

Documents Required for Application

You will need to supply/upload the following information as part of the online application process:

  • Verified (e.g., by JP, lawyer, or pastor) evidence of Citizenship/Residency (e.g., passport)
    • All verified documents MUST have the following from the verifier (e.g., JP, lawyer, or pastor):
      • The phrase, “certified true copy” or similar (i.e., “This is a true and accurate copy of the original, which I have sighted”)
      • Signature
      • Written name
      • Title
      • Date
  • Photo for student ID in .jpg format
  • Personal statement of approximately 500 words which describes your life and spiritual history, including:
    • How and when you came to faith in Christ
    • How you maintain and develop your Christian life
    • Significant experiences that have shaped you
    • Why you want to study at Carey
  • If you are under 20 years of age, a verified copy of your academic (e.g., NCEA) transcript or equivalent
  • If you are enrolling in the Graduate Diploma/Postgraduate/Masters, a verified copy of your degree

Please note that the formation tracks have additional entry requirements.

Click on your chosen programme below to apply for 2024.

You will be taken to the ebs.ontrack login page:

  1. Click on “Create an account
  2. Enter in your contact details and click REGISTER to continue your application

If you’ve already created an account and started your application you can access it through the Student Portal.

NZQA Qualifications:

Programme Semester One Starting Date
Semester Two Starting Date
New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministry | Intermission 26 February 2024 Not applicable
New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies 26 February 2024 22 July 2024
New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies 26 February 2024 22 July 2024
Bachelor of Applied Theology 26 February 2024 22 July 2024
Graduate Diploma of Applied Theology 26 February 2024 22 July 2024
Postgraduate Diploma of Applied Theology 26 February 2024 Not applicable
Master of Applied Theology 26 February 2024 Not applicable

Non-NZQA Qualifications:

Programme Starting Date
Diploma in Pastoral Leadership 26 February 2024
Diploma in Pastoral Leadership (Youth) 26 February 2024
Diploma in Māori Leadership | Ngā Pou Amorangi 26 February 2024
Certificate in Intercultural Practice | Mission Track 26 February 2024