Admission requirements for BTh and GradDipTh

Find out what you need to meet our admission requirements.

You must meet both the entry requirements of the Institute and the programme of study you want to enrol in.

When you apply you must supply certified documents that demonstrate that you meet these requirements.


The two programmes the College offers have different entry requirements that you need to meet.

STANDARD ADMISSIONUniversity EntranceDegree-level Qualification
SPECIAL ADMISSION21 years of age or overDiscuss with Dean


To be eligible to enrol in the Institute you must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  1. Satisfy the requirements for entry to a university in NZ
    University Entrance is the minimum requirement for entry to a New Zealand university.  Once you have met the requirements for University Entrance it will appear on your Record of Achievement.  This is the most common pathway for NZ secondary school applicants.
  2. Previous tertiary study
    If you have studied overseas or at another New Zealand tertiary institution the College will consider your admission based on you previous academic performance.
  3. Special Admission
    Special admission is a way to be considered for entrance if you are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident, are 21 years or over on the first day of the semester, but don’t have a formal university entrance qualification.

Please note that Good Shepherd College only accepts International Students who are sponsored by a Diocese or religious institution. 

Learn more about our qualifications and courses here, or simply find out how to enrol now.

Papers offered in 2020 are also listed by semester,  Semester Two 2020

Similarly papers offered in 2021 are listed by semester  Semester One 2021  and Semester Two 2021