Extramural study requires devotion and ongoing dedication. This is so much easier to sustain when you enjoy the process, like a favourite hobby, and when you don't feel alone. After nearly 20 years providing academic correspondence courses in theology, we have learned how to make home study more collegiate, more supportive and more successful for you.
That's why our distance tutors keep in contact with course participants during the whole course process... with ongoing help, comments and encouragement.
In 2013 the fee for each LTh course will be $405 (GST incl).
This includes the cost of tutoring as well as costs for resource materials provided by EIDTS and assessment costs of written work.
During the year a student may wish to contact their tutor - allowance needs to be made for the cost of phone calls and postage for sending assignments to tutors for marking.
Residential Schools provide an opportunity for distance education students to meet face to face with other students, and to experience interactive learning. Students are encouraged to attend at least one Residential School in the course of their LTh studies.
A number of courses will be offered each year which combine a Residential School with ongoing reading and assignments. The student’s attendance at, and contribution to, the residential school will form part of the course assessment along with the normal reading and assignments.
The cost for Residential Schools (including accommodation) is met by EIDTS and no additional fees will be charged for attendance at a Residential School. Students will need to make their own arrangements for travel and meet the costs for that. Assistance towards travel costs is available on application to the Academic Registrar. Applications need to be lodged with the Academic Registrar prior to registration.
The Licentiate of Theology is an accredited course under NZQA, and students are able to access government funding and student allowances. Information regarding this is available from the Academic Registrar.
Students enrolling in EIDTS courses MM204 Worship and Liturgy, MM205 Preaching – Homiletics or TS203 Spirit Church and Christian Life who are currently members of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand may apply for a fee scholarship in these subjects.
In 2006 the Church Service Society within the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand established this scholarship in memory of the Reverend Duncan Hercus.
Applications for a scholarship should be made in writing to the Academic Registrar by 31st December prior to the year of study.