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Massey University

Check whether Massey University is right for you as an international student.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Study abroad at Massey University

Massey University is a groundbreaking institution located in the picturesque city of Palmerston North, New Zealand. The University embraces diversity, talent, and performances, and aims to equip students with opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally, and personally.

As well as the main campus in Palmerston North, Massey also has major sites in Wellington and Auckland. It is also New Zealand’s largest provider of distance learning, with more than 13,000 students studying remotely.

Massey University offers a wide range of study options at a variety of levels including undergraduate and postgraduate certificates and diplomas, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Subjects are offered across five colleges: business; creative arts; health, humanities and social sciences; and science.

Outside of the classroom, there is loads on offer at Massey. There are nine student associations and more than 200 student clubs and groups you can join, with sports and recreation centers at each of the three campuses. You can look to represent Massey in a range of team sports including rugby, basketball, netball, and volleyball.

Why study at Massey University?

  • Flexible learning

    Massey offers a distinctive mix of campus-based, distance, and international teaching

  • Community focus

    The University has close links with the local community

  • Stunning location

    New Zealand is renowned for its beauty, peacefulness, and hospitality

  • Work-integrated learning

    Massey University offers work-integrated learning across all of its colleges

  • High ranking

    Massey University is ranked in the top 300 universities in the world (QS 2021)

Life as an international student

Massey is one of New Zealand’s most diverse and international universities, with more than 5,000 international students from over 100 countries studying with them each year.

Each campus has its own International Student Support (ISS) team, who are on hand to help you with any issues you might face while you're at Massey University. Airport pick-up is available if you're staying on the Palmerston North or Auckland campuses, and you’ll take part in orientation soon after your arrival.

Accommodation is available to all international students, and you can choose from catered halls, shared apartments, and private studio units. Homestay options are also available where you will live with a local host family. This is a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture, develop your language skills, and meet new people.

The University also offers a range of international student clubs and societies you can join, giving you the chance to meet like-minded students.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
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    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Minor Surgery
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
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    • No. of Squash Courts
    • No. of Climbing Wall
    • No. of Athletics Track
    • No. of volleyball courts
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches
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    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
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  • Transport
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - NZ$27,330 - $92,080 per year
  • Graduate tuition - NZ$31,010 - $51,000 per year

College of Humanities and Social Sciences International Excellence Scholarships

This scholarship is available to international students studying in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is valued at NZ$5,000 per year for up to NZ$20,000 for undergraduate programs, and NZ$10,000 for postgraduate programs.

New Zealand Scholarship for Pacific, Asian, African, Caribbean and Latin American countries

Funded by the New Zealand Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), a New Zealand Scholarship offers eligible candidates the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study that will assist in the development of their home countries.

Awardees are required to return to their home country for at least 2 years after the completion of their scholarship to apply these new skills and knowledge in government, civil society, or private business organizations. The scholarship covers full tuition and basic living expenses

Massey Business School International Student Study Awards

The aim of the Massey Business School, International Student Study Award (“the Award”) is to attract top-achieving new international students enrolling in full-time business programs on the Albany, Palmerston North (Manawatū) or Wellington campuses at Massey University.

The Awards may be awarded annually and will be to the value of $5,000 per 120 credits enrolled, for up to the total credit value of the program.


Massey University

Massey University East Precinct Albany Expressway, SH17, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand

Despite its size, Palmerston North still offers all the attractions and amenities you’d expect. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a range of activities like trail walking, mountain biking, kayaking, and canoeing.

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Visa requirements for Massey University

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