How do I select my courses?

You must submit your course selections during the application. You can choose courses from levels 5,6 and 7 simultaneously depending on which level you study at your home institution. All course selections must be approved by IPU New Zealand before you receive your Offer of Place.

How to get my learning agreement signed by IPU?

Please fill out the document and send it to [email protected] We will forward it to IPU New Zealand for signing.

What study level are the courses at IPU New Zealand?

Studies at Diploma Programmes can be considered as 1st or 2nd year Bachelor studies. You can also find courses in the Bachelor Programme of Contemporary International Studies and Graduate/Postgaduate -level courses that you can choose after already having a Bachelor’s degree.

What is the maximum number of courses I can take?

During the summer term you can take 1-2 courses. During the actual semesters you are allowed to take a maximum of 4 courses except in Postgraduate Programme the maximum number of courses is 2.

What is the Offer of Place?

Offer of Place generally means a place or seat in an institution to study a particular course, provided to you by that institution. In this case the instituation is IPU.

You will at first receive a Conditional Offer from This means you will be required to satisfy one or more academic conditions of entry prior to enrolment. 

Unconditional offer: This generally means you have satisfied all the necessary academic conditions of entry.

When will I receive the Offer of Place?

You’ll receive the electronic Offer of Place in approximately 2 weeks, starting from the day your application is complete with all the required documents.

Are there English language proficiency requirements for studying at IPU New Zealand?

Yes, there are. The requirements depend on the Programme that you are applying for. Accepted English test certificates are TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge English Qualifications, OET, Pearson Test of English, LanguageCert, Trinity ISE or NZCEL. DAAD Certificate is unfortunately not accepted by New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

How do I get to the campus?

After receiving your visa (for summer term after receiving the Offer of Place), please inform your contact person at IPU New Zealand of your arrival time and flight details. IPU New Zealand will arrange for a representative to meet you at the airport and bring you to the campus.

Is it mandatory to participate in the orientation days?

All students should participate in the orientation days as you will get all important information during that time and the institution can also help you to open a local bank account which is convenient during your semester.

What is the required course attendance?

The unofficial attendance requirement is 90 % but due to Immigration New Zealand’s requirements students are expected to participate in all classes.

What is the weekly schedule at IPU New Zealand?

The contact lectures will usually take place Mon-Wed and Fri between 9 am and 5.30 pm. Thursdays are reserved for independent studies. In general, you will have 4 hours of contact lectures per week per course.

When do the exams take place?

All exams will take place during the official semester dates mentioned on our website.

How many credits can I earn?

Credits are granted in local credit points and can be cross-credited to ECTS credits on the discretion of the sending institution. Most courses are worth 15 local credit points which correspond to 7,5 ECTS or 4,5 US credits.

When will I receive my Transcript of Records?

You must submit a Doc Request form to IPU New Zealand before the end of the semester. You can choose to either pick up the Transcript at IPU Office or have it sent to the address of your preference. The first copy of the Transcript is free of charge.