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Host University for Auckland / Palmerston North / Wellington, New Zealand

Massey's Albany campus.

For more than 80 years, Massey University has helped shape the lives and communities of people both within New Zealand and around the world. As one of New Zealand’s leading educational institutions, Massey is state funded with a proud tradition of academic excellence and a strong national and international reputation.

You may choose to study and live at one of its three campuses, which host some 19,000 local and international students. The five-college structure provides a diversity of courses for you to choose from. Massey is a leader in the fields of applied biological sciences, nursing and public health, mathematics, visual arts, engineering and technology, physics, sport and exercise science, design, social sciences, education, and business; the Business school holds AACSB international accreditation and is the largest business college in New Zealand. The engineering college also has ABET accreditation. Massey faculty are internationally renowned and leading-edge research is undertaken on all three campuses.

Massey was recently awarded maximum five-star ratings by QS, the leading international educational benchmarking agency, for the areas of research, teaching, innovation, infrastructure, internationalization and student satisfaction. The facilities and opportunities on campus are without a doubt the best in the city and probably unmatched by any other university in the country.

Massey University Campuses

Please note that the large distances between the three campuses make studying at more than one campus impossible. You must select papers (courses) to study at only one campus.

Massey's campuses have many green areas for students to study and hang out.

Manawatu Campus in Palmerston North

This campus is one of the best places in the country to experience real student lifestyle. Nearly half of the city is under the age of 25, making it the perfect place for learning and living. Surrounded predominately by mountain ranges and New Zealand's celebrated natural environment, the campus is home to 9,000 students and is a green and leafy bicycle-friendly place that’s been described as a "little Amsterdam." Turitea campus is across the Manawatu River from the city (a free 5-minute bus ride away) and is renowned for its beautiful park-like setting of trees and gardens. This is where the Colleges of Business, Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences are located.

Its central location makes the Manawatu campus the perfect base for a huge variety of outdoor activities, including skiing, surfing, vineyards, tramping, and climbing, most accessible within an easy day or weekend trip. Popular highlights include the famous ski fields of Mount Ruapehu, the urban chic of downtown Wellington, Hawke's Bay and its many fabulous vineyards, and the rural splendor of Wairarapa.

Albany Student Centre

Albany Campus in Auckland

Albany, the “Innovative Campus” is located on the North Shore within easy reach of gorgeous, unspoiled beaches, yet just 20 minutes from the big city Auckland lifestyle. The fast growing, stunning Spanish mission-style campus with over 7,000 students has state-of-the-art facilities, and some of the most qualified lecturers in the world teaching innovative programs in Business, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences and Science and Technology.

Lecture Theatre

Wellington Campus

Massey University’s "Creative Campus" in Wellington is a key creative, teaching, and research hub for Creative and Performing Arts; Health, Policy, and Practice; Business, Journalism, Communications, and Enterprise; and Sport and Exercise Science. Home to over 4,000 students, Wellington campus is a ten-minute walk from the lively cosmopolitan café haunts of Courtenay Place and Cuba Street, yet just a couple of miles from the South Coast sea and beaches.

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Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Semester 1 (Feb-Jun 2024): Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1
  • Semester 2 (Jul-Nov 2023): Deadline has passed


Minimum GPA: 2.75

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

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Program Capacity

30 students



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