Applicants must have the support of their Anglican Bishop or Pihopa. Once accepted, each student has an individualised learning plan. The scholarship will include ministry formation over one, two, three or four years.
The Residential Scholarship entry criteria appear below.
The initial programme for ordinands and the programme offered in the regions is the same: it is the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Theological Studies), an NZQA approved Level 5 programme.
Ordination students typically go on to a Bachelor of Theology programme at Otago University, Laidlaw College or Carey College depending on their individualised plan.
Alongside the diploma and degree, ordinands also undertake the St John's Diploma in Anglican Leadership (non-NZQA).
Study in the regions can be undertaken by Anglicans who have the support of their diocesan Ministry Educator. Study includes face to face weekend intensives, online classes and activities and at-home study. Click here for details.
Year 1: The Level 5 NZ Diploma in Christian Studies (120 Credits)
Years 2 and beyond: Bachelor of Ministries; or Bachelor of Theology; or another academic qualification approved by the Bishop/Pihopa and Tikanga Dean. Students who enrol in another academic programme other than theology, do so according to their and the church’s needs.
A St John's Diploma in Anglican Leadership (non-NZQA) consisting of courses in worship leading, preaching, formation and ministry placement.
Weekly Community Eucharist
College Worship Group
Weekly Shared Meal
Community Service programme
Mentoring or spiritual direction programme
Candidates for entry to the residential scholarship must comply with the admission and entry requirements of this Initial Ministry Formation programme and be eligible to enrol at a tertiary institution to undertake academic studies.
Applicants are required to have a signed recommendation from a Bishop, Pihopa, or Ministry Enabler from their Diocese, Hui Amorangi or equivalent episcopal unit. Entry is subject to the recommendation of the applicant’s Bishop, and the approval of the College.