Q. When are our Semester/Term start dates?
A. Semester One runs from April until July, Semester Two is from August until December and Summer Term (optional) is from January until March.

Q. Can I study through distance learning?
A. As our courses focus on quality contact time with our academic staff, we have made class attendance a priority. This means that distance learning is not an option for our courses.

Q. Can I study overseas?
A. IPU New Zealand is part of a global network of education providers, and with that we have several options if you would like to the opportunity to study in Japan during your course.

Q. What majors are there in the Bachelor of Contemporary
International Studies?
A. International Business, International Relations, Japanese Studies, and TESOL & Language Studies

Q. What are the classes like?
A. Our class structure is one of our best features for students who love learning. Class sizes are capped at around 20 students, giving our lecturers enough contact time to cater each class to you, the student. Each class is mixed with students from various backgrounds and cultures. This means that every class is unique and discussions between students and lectures are welcomed.

Q. How easy is it to meet the lecturers?
A. Our lecturers are always available to help you inside and outside of class. As our lecturers have a close connection with their students, they are even better suited to help you if you have questions.

Q. How long can I stay in the Halls of Residence?
A. At IPU New Zealand, students can live in the Halls of Residence for as long as they like. Staying on campus is a great way for students to make friends and use their languages outside of classes.

Q. Can I get funding from Studylink?
A. Yes, IPU New Zealand students can get funding through student loans or allowances for their course and for accommodation.

Q. Can I use my degree overseas?
A. Of course, IPU New Zealand is fully accredited with NZQA.

Q. Are the Halls of Residence catered?
A. Yes, students living in our Halls of Residence will have three meals provided each day as part of their weekly accommodation costs. On top of this, each Halls of Residence is fitted with facilities for students to cook their own food if they choose.

Q. How do I apply?
A. You can apply online on our website or email