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IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute

Established in 1990, IPU New Zealand has successfully supported many international students and domestic students looking to create an international career.

Mission Statement:

'Develop your intercultural communication skills and immerse yourself in the exciting campus life at IPU New Zealand.'

At IPU New Zealand, we are renowned for our friendly, multicultural environment, and interdisciplinary approach to learning.

The quality and achievements of our global education have been highly recognised by NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority), and we continuously received the highest result of “Category 1 (Highly Confident)” at the EER (External Evaluation and Review) in 2019. (Equivalent to national university level).

Today, students from some two dozen countries live and study on our campus in Palmerston North while we have cooperative links with many tertiary institutions and secondary schools worldwide.


IPU New Zealand’s campus is a beautiful natural environment with lush gardens and native wildlife creating the perfect environment for study and relaxation.

IPU New Zealand has a variety of facilities to improve the student experience while on campus, including Gym, Library, Dining Hall and Performing Arts Centre.

There are ten halls of residence on campus giving students a place to mingle in the common areas or relax in their rooms. Peace of mind is provided by 24/7 on-campus security.


Being a student is more than just study. Hall challenges, students’ events, community events, sport and recreational clubs all come together to make sure there is always something of interest to do and opportunities for socializing. Student led clubs are a great way to get to know your classmates with shared interests. There are a wide range available already and you can even create your own.


Dedicated teachers and support staff go beyond the usual level of student care to ensure that every learner receives the best possible care and personalised attention, from when they begin their studies at IPU New Zealand, right through to finding their ideal job.


We are recognised for our strong interdisciplinary study programmes in International Business, International Relations, Japanese, English, TESOL and Environmental Studies, teaching both professional knowledge and practical skills. We provide the programs of NZCEL L1-5, Bachelor Degree, Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Master Degree.

Students have the opportunity to gain international experience through our exchange programmes with International Pacific University in Okayama, Japan, and the Tokyo International Business College in Tokyo, Japan.

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