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IPU Tertiary Institute New Zealand

Our tertiary institute was conceptualized in 1987, when Hiroshi Ohashi, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, then and today, and other experts in the educational field across the Pacific-Rim nations assembled and discussed ‘an ideal model for an innovative approach to tertiary education in the 21st century.

Dr. Kay Andersen, former Executive Director of WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges, USA) was appointed as Director and supported Ohashi to lead the discussion. Dr. Anderson's expertise in tertiary education and governmental approval procedures made a significant contribution to the project.

Professor Emeritus Herbert Passin, from Columbia University, also joined the project. His inexhaustible knowledge of tertiary education and the societies of the USA and Japan propelled the promotion of the project.

The discussion continued over a year and a half, delivering a new grand scheme for establishing a tertiary education system with a consortium of campuses in Pacific-Rim nations, where credits would be transferrable and students could obtain a degree at any campus when all credits required for graduation were complete.

Our tertiary institute - known for 25 years until 2015 as IPC (International Pacific College) - was established as the first campus of the scheme in 1990, the year of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of New Zealand. Criteria for this establishment as envisaged by Chairman Ohashi included:

  • The campus must be developed in an environment where students' lives, assets, and safety would be guaranteed.
  • The host country of the campus must offer globally competitive tertiary education.
  • An ideal, clean natural environment should be readily available around the campus for students to enjoy their collegiate life.

Our institute, the first campus of the grand scheme, satisfied these three requirements and has successfully supported students coming from many corners of the world with their studies as international students living in New Zealand and away from their home countries, as well as domestic students. 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 throughout Asia.

The second campus of the scheme opened in 2007 in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The International Pacific University, whose philosophy is to combine pedagogy, teacher education, and physical education, has become a leading university in the Chugoku region in Japan in the few years since its establishment.

Meanwhile, our institution, as the first campus in the scheme, has redeveloped its undergraduate degree like the Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies (BCIS) with a strong emphasis on International Business as well as its other majors (International Relations, Japanese Studies, Language (TESOL) Studies, and Environmental Studies). The Japanese government recently approved the second campus, IPU Japan, to launch its new Bachelor of Contemporary Business Management in April 2016. These developments will enable the exchange of students and faculty between the two campuses, which was the vision stated at the outset of the grand scheme.

Reflecting on the scheme with its proposed wide reach, an application was lodged with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to change our trading name. The application was approved and we initiated the rebranding process in September 2015. Today we are known as the Institute of Pacific United New Zealand, in short, IPU New Zealand. This name is more clearly indicative of the extent of our reach and linkages from New Zealand across the Pacific and into Asia.

Preparations are underway for the establishment of the third international campus as further development of the original grand scheme. As the first campus and the central hub of the scheme, IPU New Zealand will continue developing itself as a unique tertiary institute in the Pacific-Rim nations, with its strong focus on Asia.

Important Facts

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

SEG SCHOLARSHIP

The SEG Scholarship is funded by the Soshi Educational Group, which spans throughout Japan, Australia and New Zealand. With more than fifteen educational institutes throughout the Asia-Pacific region (including schools, tertiary institutes and other educational organisations) the SEG provides facilities for all learners of all ages – from small children to senior citizens. The SEG offers educational opportunities to meet the changing needs of society in the 21st century.

SEG Scholarships for International Students

SEG Scholarship A NZ$7,000/year
SEG Scholarship B NZ$5,000/year
SEG Scholarship C NZ$3,000/year

 


Note:

  • Scholarships A and B only apply to undergraduate programmes. Scholarship C applies to all programmes.

 

PALMERSTON NORTH CITY MAYOR’S
GOODWILL AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP

The Mayor’s Goodwill Ambassador Scholarship (MGAS), sponsored by the City Council of Palmerston North, is used to promote Palmerston North as a venue of study for international students and promote events/activities by international students in Palmerston North.

Mayor’s Scholarship for International students

NZ$1000 towards the first year’s tuition.

FOR NEW ZEALAND STUDENTS

Including permanent residents

 

IPU New Zealand was established in 1990 as a charitable educational institution of higher learning in New Zealand.

IPU New Zealand prepares students for full participation in the constantly changing international environment and fosters
close links between students from Pacific Rim countries through education.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has approved and accredited IPU New Zealand to deliver the
following programmes:

  • Master of Contemporary International Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Contemporary International Studies
  • Graduate Diploma of Contemporary International Studies
  • Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies
  • Diploma of Japanese Studies
  • Level 5 Tourism and Travel Studies
  • Level 5 Business Studies (Project Management) (April 2019)
  • Level 4 Business Studies (Small Business)
  • Level 1-5 English language studies

IPU New Zealand has developed speciality areas in teaching for its degree and graduate courses of study. Within the Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies, IPU New Zealand grants majors in International Business, International Environmental Studies, International Relations, Japanese Studies and TESOL & Language Studies. 

The Postgraduate Diploma of Contemporary International Studies and associated Master of Contemporary International
Studies programmes focus on the environment and business, science, politics and culture.

In addition, IPU New Zealand is an accredited teacher-education centre for the Trinity College London Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It is also a TOEIC English language-testing centre.

At our campus in Palmerston North, we currently have students from around 20 different countries including Australia,
China, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Nepal, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Students from
these countries study and live together in halls of residence and comprise a truly international campus.

IPU New Zealand provides interdisciplinary programmes, quality teaching and personalised individual support in a
friendly learning environment. 

We have a beautiful campus set in park-like grounds, and superb facilities including a library, recreation centre, tennis courts, computer laboratories, a dining hall and 10 halls of residence. International and New Zealand staff advise and give guidance to students on personal as well as academic matters, and provide the linguistic and other assistance students may require.

Because classes are small (20 students per class on average), you receive individual attention from friendly and supportive staff. Students are given individualised support, yet provided with the opportunity to gain independence. By studying at IPU New Zealand, you will have a number of advantages such as:

  • Small classes – individualised attention and support for each student
  • An ideal international living environment to become fluent in English, Japanese and other languages
  • Creative academic programmes that equip graduates with knowledge and skills for the international workplace and New Zealand Tertiary Educational Institution
  • It’s a Japanese and New Zealand Tertiary Educational Institution.
  • It was earlier known as International pacific College, however, the name is officially changed to Institute of Pacific United on 26th Sep’2015
  • New Zealand first private Tertiary Education Provider and it comes under Category 1
  • Programs are NZQA Accredited•SOSHI Educational group member
  • The Institution has academic Partnerships with the International Pacific 
  • Located in Palmerston North,
  • The year of the establishment was 1990
  • It’s a Japanese and New Zealand Tertiary Educational Institution.
  • It was earlier known as International pacific College, however, the name is officially changed to Institute of Pacific United on 26th Sep’2015
  • New Zealand first private Tertiary Education Provider and it comes under Category 1
  • Programs are NZQA Accredited
  • SOSHI Educational group member
  • The Institution has academic Partnerships with the International Pacific University in Japan and the foreign Trade University  in Vietnam

SCHOLARSHIP

JNZPF SCHOLARSHIP

The JNZPF (Japan New Zealand Partnership Fund) Scholarship is funded by the Soshi Educational Group (SEG), which spans throughout Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand.

 

 

Ranking / Awards

  • IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute has achieved a Category 1 ranking in the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) report released on Monday, 23 September 2019
  • As IPU is a Japanese University, it is important to consider the ranking it holds overall. IPU Japan ranks 150+ in Times Higher Ranking 2017

Features

  • Ranking: N/A
  • Ranking: N/A
  • Type of Accommodation: On Campus

Financials

Annual Cost of living 15000 NZD /year
Average Annual UG Fee 19000 NZD
Average Annual PG Fee 19000 NZD
Application Fee N/A

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Contact Information

  • 57 Aokautere Drive, Fitzherbert, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • To know more contact PSA toll free number 18002585772

Programs Offered

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BACHELOR OF CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (LEVEL 7) ( INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MAJOR )

  • Length 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 57000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 30 days
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BACHELOR OF CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (LEVEL 7) ( INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MAJOR )

  • Length 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 57000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 30 days
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BACHELOR OF CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (LEVEL 7) ( JAPANESE STUDIES MAJOR )

  • Length 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 57000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 30 days
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BACHELOR OF CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (LEVEL 7) ( TESOL & LANGUAGE STUDIES MAJOR )

  • Length 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 57000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 30 days
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DIPLOMA OF JAPANESE STUDIES (LEVEL 5)

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 19000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 30 days
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GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (LEVEL 7)

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 19000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 30 days
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LEVEL 5 TOURISM AND TRAVEL STUDIES

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 19000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 30 days
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MASTER OF CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (LEVEL 9)

  • Length 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 38000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 30 days
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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (LEVEL 8)

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 19000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 30 days
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