International Student Support

IPU New Zealand prides itself on providing a high standard of individual support to every student. As an international educational institute, we aim to accommodate each student's needs and offer personalised support at all times.


We support you

We support you from the day of you arrive to the day you graduate. We try our best to make your overseas study fulfilling and worthwhile. IPU New Zealand's smaller size make it possible for us to give an individual support to each of you. 


Multicultural Student Support Team

Because of our international environment, we have a strong multicultural support team, which currently includes staff from New Zealand, Australia, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Our team assists you in your arrival in Palmerston North, helps you to settle in to life at IPU New Zealand, and continues supporting you throughout your studies. The team ensure your student life is enjoyable and fulfilling. 


Academic Support
At IPU New Zealand your lecturers strive to offer you all the support you need to succeed in your studies. Lecturers know all their students by name and our ‘Open door' policy makes it easy for you to visit lecturers whenever you need extra assistance. IPU New Zealand's faculty staff and senior students offer various academic support services such as academic writing support and language learning buddies, particularly for those students learning Japanese and/or Mandarin.


Residential Support
Residential Support staff and Hall Leaders, selected from senior students, are available to provide support in your on-campus living. We are here to ensure your IPU New Zealand life is safe and comfortable.

Administration Services
Staff at the student counter in the Administration Centre help you with receiving mail, organising insurance, and purchasing subsidised wi-fi internet, while Academic Registry staff provide assistance in obtaining academic transcripts and other official documents.

Health Clinic
IPU New Zealand has a contracted doctor and nurse available on campus during the week to deal with students' health concerns and medical needs. 


IPU New Zealand is located in a quiet and safe suburb in the residential area of Aokautere, Palmerston North. Security personnel are available 24/7 to ensure student and staff safety.



To settle down in New Zealand and get familiarised with IPU New Zealand, you are invited to participate in Orientation prior to the term starts. You'll get to know IPU New Zealand staff members and to meet new New Zealand and international friends. You are also introduced to Palmerston North city, where you'll spend 3 years of study.

For prospective international students, there will be events including Study Tour or Open Campus Tour for certain countries. For details, please contact our recruitment staff in the following countries: