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 Counselling, Education, and Theology are now open for Semester 2 2023.

Courses begin on 17 July.

We would love to talk with you about your study options, please get in touch at [email protected] or 8088 999 777.

You can apply and upload documentation through our Student Portal below.

  • If it is your first time applying at Laidlaw College, you will need to register 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.
  • For application support contact [email protected]

  • For technical support please contact [email protected]

  • If you have already registered you can log in directly.

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    What can I study?

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


    Documents needed for application

    All new applicants are required to 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, you can have your documents certified here.

    Course selection

    Course selections will be available at a later stage through the Student Portal.

    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.