Massey University

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand


Massey University is one of New Zealand’s largest universities with more than 29,000 students, including 3,500 International students from over 100 countries. The University is progressive and dynamic, and is New Zealand’s only fully multi-campus institution, recognized around the world for its research driven excellence. Through our five academic colleges of Business, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Creative Arts and Sciences, Massey offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees and more than 100 postgraduate courses. University research and programmes link closely with industry and society. Massey graduates are innovative, connected and creative thinkers. As the engine of the new New Zealand, Massey has a commitment to taking what is special about our country to the world.

Location and Campuses
Massey is a multi-campus university based in three different cities with distinctive specialisations available at each location.

The Massey Auckland Campus, located on Auckland’s North Shore, is New Zealand’s newest and most modern university campus in our largest and most cosmopolitan city. Known as the Innovative Campus, Massey Auckland takes a fresh and dynamic approach to providing a quality university education. At Auckland, you can choose from a range of internationally recognised programmes and a number of specialised areas including Mathematics and Information Sciences, Engineering, Fundamental Sciences, Food Technology, Jazz, Psychology, Social Science, Business and Software Engineering.

The Massey Manawatu Campus, based in the friendly Student City of Palmerton North, boasts the lowest living cost of any university and is one of the best places in New Zealand to really live the student lifestyle. Massey Manawatu champions industrial innovation within Food Science and Technology, Biotechnology, Advanced Material Sciences and Product Development. Other key areas include Agriculture, Aviation, Horticulture, Management, Nanoscience, Education, Environmental Studies, Defence and Security, Sport Business Management and Veterinary Science.

Massey Wellington, known as the Creative Campus, is centrally located in the heart of the Wellington’s bustling arts and cultural district. Massey Wellington is the base for a number of unique research centres and is home to New Zealand’s most distinguished School of Design, dating back to 1886. In addition, the campus co-hosts the New Zealand School of Music and offers internationally recognized programs in areas such as Accountancy, Communication Management, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, International Business, Health Science, Industrial Design, and Mechatronics.

Study Abroad
Massey University welcomes applications from students who wish to study at any of its three campuses for one or two semesters for credit towards their home university degree.  Our six-week National Expedition and Internship offers multiple tracks running over the Northern Hemisphere summer.  Global Student Athlete allows male and female athletes from any sport to combine professional coaching and training with a semester of study.  More information is available at

Distance Education
Massey is the preeminent provider of distance education throughout Australasia with more than 20,000 students enrolled annually in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

English Language and Foundation Studies
Massey University’s Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) offers a wide range of academic bridging and English language programmes and is an IELTS testing centre. PaCE has modern facilities and small classes, and offers home stay accommodation and welfare support.

Massey offers campus accommodation options in all three cities, including Halls of Residence, Residential Complexes, Apartments, Units and Homestay. Support staff on each of the campuses can provide expert advice on all accommodation options.

The University offers a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate scholarships and awards for International students studying at Massey. Please visit for details.



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With a tradition of academic excellence, Massey University is the nearest thing New Zealand has to a national university. It has nearly 18,000 students enrolled on three main campuses (Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington).  There are also approximately 17,000 national and worldwide distance learning (extramural) students.  With a unique blend of courses that are both on-campus and on-line, Massey offers highly flexible and practical programmes.



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