Laidlaw College is the largest interdenominational theological tertiary institute in Aotearoa New Zealand, offering qualifications from certificate to doctoral level, in the areas of theology and biblical studies, mission, ministry, counselling and teacher education. We provide a dynamic learning environment for students throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world.

Thank you for considering studying with us! We have been equipping women and men to renew their communities in light of the Gospel for over 100 years, and would love to enable you to continue in that legacy.

Come and join us – we’d love to welcome you into the Laidlaw community.

Applications for Semester 2 2024 are now open.

If you are considering study with us in Theology, Counselling or Teacher Education, please get in touch at [email protected] or 0800 999 777. We would love to talk with you about your study options.

Are you a new applicant? Please upload BOTH of the following as one of the final steps in their application process in the Student Portal:

  • Certified copy of two of the following: passport, driver’s licence, or birth certificate
  • Certified copy of any previous academic transcripts (if applicable)

To certify your documents:

  • Our Admissions staff are authorised to certify your documents if you bring originals to the counter at the Christchurch or Henderson campus, or to the Manukau Learning Hub.
  • Alternatively, click the button below for more ways to certify your documents.

Police vetting is an entry requirement for some of our programmes. You can complete the police vetting form through the button below:

If it is your first time applying at Laidlaw College, you will be prompted to create an account to give you access to the Student Portal. Once you log in you will find step by step instructions to guide you through your application.

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Download the Student Portal User Guide

2024 course selections are available in the Student Portal. Students can book a time to discuss their options with a programme advisor. Theology students are strongly advised to have this discussion to support their study plan.

For full details on fees please go here 

Laidlaw has a range of courses from Certificates and Diplomas to Bachelors and Masters Degrees and beyond.


NEED MORE INFO? If you’d like to further discuss your study options give us a call on 0800 999 777 or email [email protected] and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.

You can also complete an enquiry form if you prefer.