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Massey University

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Description of Massey University

  • Established: 1927
  • Location: Palmerston North, Albany, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Students age: from 17 years.
  • Number of students: 33 904 people
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: state university.

Massey University began operations in 1927 as a small agricultural college in Palmerston North. Under the leadership of its first leader, Sir Jeffrey Peren, it has expanded and earned an enduring reputation as an educational institution. In 1964, Massey became a full-fledged university, continuing to grow to become the largest university in New Zealand with campuses in three cities. For over 80 years, Massey University has been involved in the lives of the people and communities of New Zealand and around the world.

A forward-looking approach to research-based learning, cutting-edge discoveries make Massey the leading institution in the country. Massey University embraces diversity, talent and productivity by providing staff and students with a wide range of opportunities for intellectual, professional, and personal development.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Massey University

Program name
All year round
from 30260.00 $AUD / year
from 30260.00 $AUD / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 31010.00 $AUD / year
from 31010.00 $AUD / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Massey University offers a variety of accommodation options across three campuses. Accommodation options include meal or self-service packages.

Massey's Oakland campus is located in Albany, on the north coast of Auckland. There is a shopping center, cinema, libraries, many cafes and restaurants nearby. The campus is a short drive from Auckland's vibrant city center and Viaduct Harbor.

Te hanga Village is a hub for student life located in the heart of the Auckland Massie campus. The village consists of:

  • 3 serviced dorms
  • 210 self-service single bedrooms for 70 people
  • 12 self-catering studios.

It is the first and only five-star student accommodation village in New Zealand to receive a Gold Star for Sustainable Development Initiatives.

The Massey campus in Manavatu is where it all began over 90 years ago. Historic buildings and beautiful gardens reflect the history of the campus. If you like outdoor recreation, walking, cycling on the Manavatu River, relaxing on the nearby beaches, then this is the choice for you.

A student living in a homestay is located in a fully furnished room with unlimited Internet access, access to a kitchen, bathroom, toilet, laundry, living room, dining room. Some host families may have more than one student.

Activities Massey University

Massey Student Associations provide orientation activities for students to help them to adapt to local life.

In Auckland and Manavatu sports programs are implemented based on a broad, multi-mode approach.

The sports and entertainment complexes of the University are available on three campuses in Auckland, Manawatu, Wellington. These facilities are available to students, staff and local communities to meet a variety of recreational and sports needs.


Massey University provides integrated learning opportunities for students across all of its colleges. The hands-on learning experience allows students to apply the learned theory in practice.

Massey University is distinguished by:

  • Groundbreaking research
  • The applied nature of studying, research programs
  • Industry contribution
  • A distinctive combination of on-campus, distance and international learning
  • Commitment to innovation
  • Close links with the community
  • 80 years of tradition of academic excellence.

Facilities and equipment at Massey University

  • The innovative campus of Massey University in Auckland / tehā is located on the north shore of New Zealand's largest city - Auckland. The campus is quiet with many trees and plants, just a five minute walk from the vast Westfield Shopping Center with cinemas, shops, restaurants, and numerous fast food outlets.
  • The Manavatu Campus is the historic Massey Campus. With its beautiful historic buildings and parklands near Palmerston North, this is one of the best places in the country for a Student vibe. With a huge population under the age of 25, it is an ideal place to study and live.
  • The Wellington campus is located in the capital of New Zealand. It is a compact city nestled between a magnificent harbor and green hills. The Wellington Campus is centrally located close to the art and entertainment districts of Cuba Street, Courtney Place in the heart of Wellington.

Admission dates and extra charges

Fee for extracurricular activities (mandatory, which all students pay)

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

  • For most undergraduate programs, the minimum academic entry requirement is successful completion of a qualification equivalent to 13th year of study in New Zealand (NCEA Level 3 University Admission). For graduates of Russian schools - the successful completion of a year of study at an internationally recognized higher education institution. Requirements for knowledge of English for applicants for a bachelor's degree: IELTS - from 6, TOEFL - 80, PTE - 50, CAE - 170.
  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized institution of higher education is required for applicants to master's programs. Requirements for knowledge of English: IELTS - from 6.5, TOEFL - 90, PTE - 58, CAE - 180.
  • Prospective doctoral students require a Bachelor's (Hons), Master's degree with First or Second Class Honors, Section 1 (B + and above) with independent research experience.

Scholarships Massey University

  • International College of Humanities and Social Sciences scholarships for outstanding achievements 
  • Massey Business School International Tuition Awards
  • Scholarship for first year students of the School of Food and Advanced Technology  (one-time)
  • Massey University Excellence in Creative Arts Scholarship.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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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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