IPU New Zealand is one of New Zealand's first Private Tertiary Education Institutions with over 30 years' experience in teaching foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. 

Our contemporary approach to teaching and learning is designed to help students acquire a range of graduate attributes and capabilities.  IPU New Zealand graduates are known for their strong communication skills, creativity, teamwork, problem solving, information literacy, self-management and civic-mindedness.
Like most Private Tertiary Education Institutions in New Zealand, IPU New Zealand offers a comprehensive portfolio of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. However, what makes us unique is our connection with the SOSHI Educational Group in Japan - the largest education conglomerate in Japan and the Pacific Rim.  SOSHI Educational Group comprises of the International Pacific University (IPU) and Tokyo International Business College in Japan, and IPU New Zealand.

Students Who Wish to Apply to IPU New Zealand

As a prospective international student you may apply directly to IPU New Zealand or through one of our registered international recruitment agents.


Concerns About an IPU New Zealand Approved Agent

If you have any complaints about the service or information provided to you by a registered international recruitment agent of IPU New Zealand, please email us at and we will address your concerns.

Standards and Principles

Contracted international recruitment agents of IPU New Zealand are required to meet a high standard of professionalism, honesty, objectivity, transparency and confidentiality.  All agents who represent IPU New Zealand need to comply with the principles and standards in:

Agents are expected to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of IPU New Zealand's offerings and to be familiar with our campus, and aspects of living and studying in New Zealand that are relevant to the international student experience. 


Application to be an International Recruitment Agent for IPU New Zealand

To apply to become a representative agent please submit the following:

  • A completed agent application form (pdf IPU New Zealand International Student... (0.49MB)).
  • A recent company profile, including the credentials and experience of all staff.
  • A list of other tertiary institutions that are represented by your company, including the approximate number of students sent each year to these institutions.
  • Three current references from tertiary institutions you currently represent.
  • A brief marketing plan for the promotion of IPU New Zealand in your identified market(s).

Printable files for agents:

pdf IPU Agent Instruction Manual 2019 (3.20MB)

pdf IPU Agent Code of Conduct Agreement (0.04MB)

Appointment of New International Agents

IPU New Zealand is expanding our network of international recruitment agents and invite you to become one of our registered international recruitment agents. In return, we can offer you competitive recruitment commissions, high-level support including visits to your representative office for staff training and student interview sessions. 


Current Market Focus

  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Fiji
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

You can email your completed and signed application form to admissions.