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Pacific International Hotel Management School PIHMS

Address: 4 Henwood Road, Bell Block, New Plymouth 4372, New Zealand

Description Pacific International Hotel Management School PIHMS

One of the most advanced and most prestigious world business schools, specializing in management, tourism and hotel services. The institution is included in the list of leading schools of hotel business (Leading Hotel Management Schools of the World), is in association with the IHTTI-leading Swiss Institute for Tourism and Hotel Management.

Pacific International Hotel Management School (PIHMS) is located in the picturesque town of New Plymouth, on the east coast of the country, between the ocean and Mount Taranaki (called the whole region by its name). The distance to the center of New Plymouth is small enough: it will not be difficult to get to the city, while students will not be distracted by the temptations and noises of the big city during school hours, the students can easily concentrate on persistent teaching.

The educational institution uses a unique methodology that combines theory and practice in a ratio close to real business situations. The effectiveness of this method of training is very high - this is evident in the number of graduates who quickly find suitable jobs: 97% of graduates are employed either during training or immediately after graduation. Many students remain working in New Zealand after graduation, many go to work in Europe or the US and hold high positions with good salaries.

The diplomas of the Pacific International Hotel Management School are internationally designed and highly rated around the world - each graduate has three:

  • Swiss Diploma of the International Institute of Hotel and Tourism
  • New Zealand Diploma of Public Pattern
  • Australian Diploma.

PIHMS is also unique Its structure is a real school-hotel: all pupils live, work and study in the same building. Thanks to this innovation, each student can evaluate the hotel business from all sides, from the position of each employee and guest. Students can stay in the role of lodgers, directors, managers of different departments, work in a restaurant or in the accommodation service, get acquainted with the room service department - in a word, learn about the hotel service absolutely everything to the smallest subtleties. In addition, such a system of education effectively develops both leadership qualities and teamwork skills, to solve problems and problems together, to defend one's point of view while at the same time respecting someone else's opinion and avoiding conflicts.

It is especially attractive for students from all over the world that the cost of training in New Zealand, where Pacific International Hotel Management School is located, is very affordable - if you compare similar programs in the UK, USA and Europe (In particular, Switzerland), then in New Zealand training will be cheaper approximately in 1,5 times.

The list of specializations for schooling is quite extensive - all of them are in demand in the modern world, and the graduate will not have problems with finding a job, the industry of hotel service and tourism is one of the fastest growing in the modern world:

  • Project management
  • Management of the hotel
  • Marketing
  • Management of a chain of restaurants
  • Financial management
  • The industry of cruise ships
  • The international business [ 999.41]
  • Building management and construction
  • Management and organization of enterprises
  • Resort and spa management, etc.

To enter the program, you must confirm a sufficiently high level of English - for example, the IELTS test with a score of 6.0 points. More detailed requirements for applicants you can see in the description of each program Pacific International Hotel Management School.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Pacific International Hotel Management School PIHMS

Program name

Secondary vocational education. Includes 6 semesters: 1.3.5 semester students are engaged in the study of theoretical knowledge, and in the second and fourth semesters are working (paid) internship. For admission, it is required: IELTS from 5.5 (in each part from 5.0). You can start classes in February, April, June or October. The program of obtaining a diploma in the field of hotel business is designed for 2.5 years. The program of obtaining a bachelor's degree in this area implies the passage of an additional semiannual program, the total bachelor lasts 3 years.

The price for 1 year includes the preparation of visa documents, insurance (therefore 1 year is worth 1300 NZD more).

Possibility to get a bachelor's degree - one more semester is added to the standard program of secondary vocational education. Total students of 4 semesters devote theoretical training and are trained for 2 semesters. For admission, it is required: IELTS from 6.0 (in each part of 5.5), a certificate of full higher education. You can start classes in February, April, June or October. This program is designed for 3 years.

Specialties in the institution:

  • hotel business and tourism management
  • hotel management

Students who have already completed a higher / secondary special education program in a similar specialty (in the same field and profession) can apply for the program. There are theoretical classes for 2 semesters, if desired, students can also undergo a semester paid internship. For admission, it is required: IELTS from 6.5 (in each part of 6.0), a diploma of higher education. You can start classes in February, April, June or October. This program is designed for 1.5 years and is an analogue of the second higher education (for university graduates).

from 11 696 $NZD / semester

An effective and intensive English language course for those students who do not have enough linguistic knowledge to enter the training program. For admission, it is required: IELTS from 5.5 (in each part from 5.0). You can start the classes in February, April, June or October.

Duration courses - 22 weeks.

Students Age: 17+

Masters in Hotel Management - 1,5 years

Program for professionals with experience in this industry, for students who already have higher education in this field. These are three semesters of theoretical studies + the creation of personal research work. For admission, it is required: IELTS from 6.5 (in each part of 6.0), a diploma of higher education. You can start classes in February, April, June or October.

Prices include documents for visas, insurance, administrative fees.

Additional costs: 750 NZD for training materials.

Accommodation and food

For students PIHMS offers two options for accommodation - both are very comfortable and convenient, each student can choose the option to their liking:

  • The common residence of Waiariki House. Located in the city center, there is a kitchen, a computer room, in each room you can connect your own computer and phone. Each room is equipped with a bed, a wardrobe and a desk. The campus is guarded around the clock, there are video cameras and an electronic system of passes, parking is equipped.
  • Host family. A great way to constantly practice the language and learn more about the traditional way of life and culture of New Zealanders! Each family is carefully selected by the school staff, the level of comfort provided to the student is constantly checked and controlled.

First-year students are advised to choose a common residence and live in a room for 2 people - after the end of the first year of study, you can either extend the residence in the hostel or find your own rented apartment in the city.

  • Residing at the residence: 6590 NZD per semester (21 weeks)
  • Homestay: 4620 NZD per semester

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Business, Business and management, Certificate in Academic English and IELTS preparation, Graduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Hotel business, hotel industry, Hotel management, Master of Hotel Management, New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management
Events list: basketball, billiards, cricket, golf, gym, Music games, rugby, surfing, Swimming in the pool, table tennis

Events Pacific International Hotel Management School PIHMS

  • Music Festivals
  • Night Clubs, Restaurants, Bars, Cafeteria
  • Museums
  • Art Galleries
  • Famous Gardens and Parks
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
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  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Basketball


  • Deep academic knowledge, excellent theoretical training
  • A large number of practical classes of different orientation, focus on the practical application of knowledge
  • A separate Department of Placement Office, which assists students with employment
  • Paid internships (the minimum salary for a specialist in these directions is 13 $ NZ / hour, that is, for one practice you can earn 8000-12000 $ NZ, this is an excellent help in paying for studies)
  • Graduation Just three international diplomas (New Zealand, Australian and Swiss).

Equipment Pacific International Hotel Management School PIHMS

  • A well equipped recreation room
  • Table tennis table
  • Table football
  • Billiard table
  • Rest area
  • Recreation
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Squash
  • Sports hall
  • Large outdoor pool with seating area
  • Sports grounds for cricket and football
  • Tennis court for playing in any weather

Term dates and fees

Additional paid and not included in the basic price of the selected program:

  • registration fee for housing provision - 75 NZD
  • lunch on campus - 440 NZD per semester
  • ] Medical insurance policy (for the certificate program, 22 weeks) = 233 NZ $
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Flight tickets in both directions
  • Visa
  • Banking services

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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