European Nazarene College is a vocational school of ministry that offers short cycle tertiary vocational education for Christian service. This means that EuNC intends to help students prepare for vocational work in churches or Christian organisations.

EuNC is a Nazarene educational institution. This means that the educational programmes of EuNC reflect the Wesleyan theological heritage, but not in an exclusive way. It also implies that the education provided by EuNC meets the educational requirements of the Church of the Nazarene for ordained ministry on the Eurasia Region.

EuNC offers accredited and non-accredited programmes. The Certificate in Spiritual Formation (60 ECTS) and the Diploma in Christian Ministry (120 ECTS) are accredited by the European Evangelical Accrediting Association (EEAA) and provide entry to the next level of tertiary education. The Qualification in Spiritual Formation (60 ECTS) and the Qualification in Christian Ministry (120 ECTS) are not accredited.

EuNC is a multi-site school with a general administration and many different learning centres. The faculty members live and minister in many different countries, and the students study part-time in one of the learning centres. EuNC is not confined to a building or a particular location; it is an educational network of people living and working in different countries.

EuNC serves the churches in continental Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), giving them a common, acknowledged, educational programme. In these countries, churches face particular challenges in ministry, and the curriculum of EuNC is developed with these challenges in mind, trying to balance common European and CIS developments with regional and national issues.