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Science and Technology: Conservation Biology - PGDip

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Annual tuition fee
    23,471 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,870 NZD

  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    February, July, November

Program Overview

What Massey University says about their program:
"Massey University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology gives you the opportunity to join the pathway to in-depth research at a master’s level.

If you complete the programme at a satisfactory level you may be able to proceed to the Master of Science. If so, credits you have gained through this qualification may be credited to the master’s programme."

Admissions requirements


  • IELTS 6
  • TOEFL 80
  • PTE 50
  • Cambridge 170
  • DAAD B2


  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL 90
  • PTE 58
  • Cambridge 180
  • DAAD C1
  • Semester 1 (February) - App deadline

    31 October 2021

  • Semester 2 (July) - App deadline

    1 May 2022

  • Summer semester (November) - App deadline

    4 November 2022

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.

Visa requirements for Massey University

Many international students will require a visa to study in New Zealand, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

New Zealand student visa requirements