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2020 Academic schedule

2021 Academic schedule - information so far

Eastwest operates a semester based study programme. Students may enter the study programme at the beginning of a semester, in February or July.

Applied Learning

For the duration of their study at Eastwest College, each student is part of a ministry team with a weekly opportunity to be engaged in real-life learning and ministry in the surrounding area. This is not an optional extra for students - this is a core component of the training for ALL students.

Part-time Options

A number of students have chosen to pursue their training over a longer period of time or have just taken the subjects their schedule permitted. If you wish to know more about this option, contact us and start exploring the options.

Cross-crediting classes

Other institutions may cross-credit elements of Eastwest's qualifications towards degree level qualifications when requested by graduates. Some New Zealand instiutions will cross-credit classes up to a maximum of one year's study, but they will charge the cross-crediting student a fee to do so. Eastwest Diploma graduates who already hold a first accredited degree may be exempt the first year of a Master's degree with Columbia International University (USA).

The Flight Plan

While pursuing academic excellence, it is our conviction that academic achievement should never be confused with equipping for ministry.

To best serve the students who come to us, the churches who send and support them and the Christian organizations who will facilitate them in the future, our focus is getting someone from the point of knowing God's calling to being established in meaningful cross-cultural ministry.

The Flight Plan is a tool which offers intentional accountability - asking from the very start - 'why are you here?' ...and... 'where is God leading you?'

Academic accreditation of Eastwest College


Eastwest College is registered as a private training establishment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and its subsequent amendments (registered number 8325). The NZQA official webpage about Eastwest College can be found here. The page indicates the full accreditation and compliance of the college as required by NZ government legislation.

Every four years all colleges in New Zealand are audited by the NZQA in a review called an 'External Evaulation and Review' [EER]. The last time the Eastwest College was reviewed it achieved the highest possible level known as 'Category 1'. That report can be found here.