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Diploma in Intercultural Studies (Level 5)

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Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Eastwest College of Intercultural Studies


The Diploma in Intercultural Studies (Level 5) weaves together practical cross-cultural ministry experience with strong theological and biblical foundations in order to equip students to be effective in mission, church, workplace, and ministry environments.

The diploma covers a range of subjects including: Christian Foundations, World Religions & Christian Worldview, Ministry Practicum (Prayer & Care Groups, Spiritual Warfare, and Communicating the Gospel), Intercultural & Spiritual Foundations, Service in Mission (serving in local ministry teams), and Survey of the Old and New Testament.

The diploma is designed to be studied full-time with students living on campus in a real cross-cultural environment. Accommodation options are also available for spouses and families of students.

NZQA Accredited - NZ Diploma in Christian Studies (Intercultural Studies) (Level 5).

Entry criteria

Applicants should have:

A Christian testimony of faith in Jesus Christ
A membership of, and at least one year’s involvement in, a local church or assembly
The commendation of the local church
Evidence that they can undertake a course of intensive study and practical activity, i.e.:

  • The successful completion of a course of secular study or training
  • Satisfactory performance in regular employment
  • Physical fitness
  • Willingness for cross-cultural mission service

Be at least 18 years of age in the year of commencement of study

For International Students a minimum English Language IELTS (Academic) 5.5 or equivalent is required.

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