Admission Requirements

Set out below are extracts from Carey’s Academic Regulations which will help you to decide whether you might be eligible to apply to study at Carey.

Undergraduate Study

Bachelor of Applied Theology (including Certificate and Diploma of Applied Theology)

Normal Admission

For Normal Admission applicants must have achieved one of the following:

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA): a minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework (or overseas equivalent)
  • New Zealand University Entrance, Bursaries and Scholarships (NZUEBS): a grade of C or higher in each of 3 subjects (or overseas equivalent)

Special Admission

Applicants who do not meet the Normal Admission requirements but who will have reached the age of 20 by the first day of the semester for which admission is sought and who are able to provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience may be granted Special Admission

Graduate Diploma of Applied Theology

To gain Admission to the Graduate Diploma of Applied Theology applicants must have completed a recognised undergraduate degree programme, or be able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate level.

English Language Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to any undergraduate academic programme (other than the Certificate or Diploma of Applied Theology, Chinese language options) are required to provide proof of an acceptable level of proficiency in the English language, normally a minimum score of 6.0 overall, with all bands (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) 5.5 or higher, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test.

 Applicants seeking admission to the Certificate or Diploma of Applied Theology (Chinese language options) must demonstrate a minimum score of 5.0 across all testing bands in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General test.

 Postgraduate Study

Master of Applied Theology (including Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology)

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology and Master of Applied Theology is restricted to applicants who have completed a recognised undergraduate degree in theology, or who have a professional or other qualification which can be recognised as equivalent.

English Language Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to any postgraduate academic programme are required to provide proof of an acceptable level of proficiency in the English language, normally a minimum score of 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 7.0 or higher in the Writing band, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test.