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IPU New Zealand prides itself on providing a high standard of individual support to every student. As an international educational institute we recognise students as individuals and offer personalised support at all times.
At IPU New Zealand your lecturers strive to offer you the support you need to succeed in your studies. Lecturers know 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 a variety of academic support services such as academic writing support and access to language learning buddies, particularly for those students learning Japanese and/or Mandarin.
Student Support Team
We have a strong, multi-cultural student support team, which currently includes staff from NZ, Australia, Japan, Vietnam, India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore. 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.
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.
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.
IPU New Zealand has a contracted doctor and nurse available at IPU New Zealand 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.
We support you
We support you from the day of you arrive to the day you graduate. We try our best to make your time studying at IPU New Zealand fulfilling and worthwhile. IPU New Zealand's smaller size make it possible for us to give individual support to each of student.
To settle into 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 and international friends. You are also introduced to Palmerston North city, where you'll spend your 1-3 years of study.
For prospective international students, we run events including Study Tours or Open Campus Tours for certain countries. For details, please contact our recruitment staff in the following countries: