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Massey University

Palmerston North, Auckland (Albany), Wellington, New Zealand

Massey University began in 1927 as a small agricultural college in Palmerston North. In the last 40 years, it has continued growing, to become New Zealand's largest residential university, spread over three cities(Palmerston North, Albany and Wellington). It is unique in that it delivers research-led teaching and research training across all three campuses.

  • 36,000+
    Total Students
  • 29%
    International Students
  • NZD 14,904
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • NZD 8,835
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 15.7
    Students Per Staff

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Massey University embraces diversity, talent and performance, and provides staff and students with an extensive range of opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally and personally.

Massey University has campuses in the Manawatu at Palmerston North, at Wellington (in the suburb of Mt Cook) and on Auckland's North Shore at Albany. In addition, Massey offers most of its degrees extramurally within New Zealand and internationally. It has the nation's largest business college.

Research is undertaken on all three campuses. The campus includes a radio station, a student magazine and student-organised political and cultural events. The student body has a high percentage of international students coming from over 100 countries. It is the only university in New Zealand to offer courses on aviation, dispute resolution, veterinary medicine, and nanoscience.

Massey has strong links with industry and commerce contributing to economic development as exemplified by our teaching and research in applied areas such as veterinary medicine, food technology, information sciences, engineering technology, agriculture, finance, marketing and accountancy. International students who come to Massey find a warm, friendly place to study and an intellectual climate in which they are encouraged to excel. The Massey philosophy is to help students prepare for career challenges in today, with programmes that are relevant, innovative and flexible.

Massey University is known for: - groundbreaking research - the applied nature of many of our teaching and research programmes - contribution to land-based industries - distinctive mix of campus-based, distance and international teaching - commitment to innovation - close links with the community - an 80-year tradition of academic excellence.

Massey University is also the leading university in New Zealand for online and borderless education and we offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees students can complete fully online.

The Massey University Students' Association Federation (MUSAF) represents the student bodies at Massey University. It includes the Albany Students' Association (ASA), Massey (Manawatu) Students Association (MUSA), Massey at Wellington Students' Association (MAWSA), Manawatahi, Te Waka o Ngā Ākonga Māori, and the Massey Extramural Students' Society (EXMSS). Each individual students' association organises activities and support for its members, sometimes organising student events, publicising student issues, administering student facilities and assisting affiliated student clubs and societies.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 73% Students
  • NZD 27,712 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • 27% Students
  • NZD 25,159 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at Massey University


  • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Bachelor of AgriCommerce
  • Bachelor of AgriScience
  • Bachelor of Applied Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Aviation
  • Bachelor of Aviation Management
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Commercial Music
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Construction
  • Bachelor of Creative Media Production
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences
  • Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning
  • Bachelor of Retail and Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise
  • Bachelor of Sport Management
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science Pre-Selection
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Technology Pre-Selection
  • Te Aho Tātairangi: Bachelor of Teaching Māori Medium / Diploma Māori Education
  • Bachelor of Design with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours
  • Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours
  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy with Honours
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)


  • Master of Advanced Leadership Practice
  • Master of AgriCommerce
  • Master of Agriculture
  • Master of Analytics
  • Master of Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Applied Social Work
  • Master of Applied Statistics
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Aviation
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Studies
  • Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Communication
  • Master of Construction
  • Master of Counselling Studies
  • Master of Creative Writing
  • Master of Dairy Science and Technology
  • Master of Design
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Master of Educational Psychology
  • Master of Emergency Management
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Studies
  • Master of Environmental Management
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Food Safety and Quality
  • Master of Food Technology
  • Master of Health Science
  • Master of Information Sciences
  • Master of International Development
  • Master of International Security
  • Master of Journalism
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Māori and Indigenous Business
  • Master of Māori Visual Arts
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance
  • Master of Professional Public Relations
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Quality Systems
  • Master of Resource and Environmental Planning
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Specialist Teaching
  • Master of Speech and Language Therapy
  • Master of Sport and Exercise
  • Master of Sport Management
  • Master of Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Teaching and Learning
  • Master of Veterinary Medicine
  • Master of Veterinary Science
  • Master of Veterinary Studies


  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Social Work


  • Certificate in Arts
  • Certificate in Aviation Studies
  • Certificate in Business Studies
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies
  • Certificate in Intermediate Intensive English
  • Certificate in Pacific Development
  • Certificate in Public Health
  • Certificate in Science and Technology
  • Certificate in Visual Arts
  • Certificate of Proficiency Postgraduate
  • Certificate of Proficiency Sub Degree
  • Certificate of Proficiency Undergraduate
  • Certificate of University Preparation
  • Foundation Certificate in Academic English
  • Foundation Certificate in Advanced Academic English
  • Graduate Certificate in Arts
  • Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as an Additional Language
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Arts
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in International Development
  • Postgraduate Certificate in International Security
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Business
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Planning
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Social Work
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Whanau Development


  • Diploma for Education Support Workers
  • Diploma in Agriculture
  • Diploma in Arts
  • Diploma in Business Studies
  • Diploma in Communication
  • Diploma in Human Development
  • Diploma in Meat Technology
  • Diploma in Science and Technology
  • Diploma in Visual Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Aviation
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Design
  • Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health
  • Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Sciences
  • Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary)
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in AgriCommerce
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Communication
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Construction
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Design
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial / Organisational Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Development
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Security
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Planning
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Practice
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitation
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Social Sector Evaluation Research
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Social Service Supervision
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Māori
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Whānau Development
  • Te Aho Paerewa The Postgraduate Diploma Māori Medium Teaching and Learning

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.0
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 80
  • TOEFL (Masters) 90

Academic Life

  • Four or more Years
    Year level
  • 62 : 38
    Female male ratio

Student Life

  • Public
    Control type

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