Massey University

PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND

Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, Massey University is one of New Zealand’s leading universities and is also highly regarded internationally. It is regularly listed at the top of the “Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings” and is one of the “Top 500 World Universities” as well as the “Top 100 Asia-Pacific Universities”.

At the three campuses of Massey University in Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington, there are numerous courses that are offered at the various colleges. Incidentally, the degree in Veterinary Science is the only one in New Zealand and is also recognized in Australasia and America as a full qualification for practicing the relevant profession.

The College of Sciences, which has played a leading role in agriculture for more than 80 years, offers courses in natural resources as well as in technology and engineering or information sciences and technology.

Massey University’s College of Business is the largest in New Zealand, with further courses available at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Creative Arts, the College of Health and the College of Education.

  • Massey University website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1928

Type of university: State university

Number of students: total 31000, international 5000

Accreditations:

  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)

Academic year:

The academic year at Massey University is divided into two semesters.

Study programs

  • semester abroad

International students are offered the opportunity to study at Massey University for one or two semesters as part of the semester program Study Abroad. There is the possibility of free semester and cross-departmental selection from all courses of the master’s and bachelor’s degree programs offered at Massey University.

The desired courses are already specified in the application. Course selection must be approved by the relevant Massey University department. As a rule, you will also receive confirmation of the approved courses together with the acceptance for the Study Abroad program.

Because Massey University has two more locations in Auckland and Wellington in addition to the Palmerston North location, it is even possible to study the first semester on the campus in Palmerston North and the second in Auckland or Wellington. Other combinations are also possible, provided that the desired courses are offered on the respective campus.

As a special feature, in addition to the regular Study Abroad program at Massey University, a Rugby Study Abroad program is also offered. In addition to the university courses, you can also play rugby in the Massey Club Team and take part in the training sessions. The rugby season runs from February to June.

  • Massey University semester program

Fees

  • Semester 2 2022

Tuition for four courses

12400,00 NZD

Tuition for three courses

9053,00 NZD

Student Services Fees

700,00 NZD

The tuition fees cover four or three courses per semester.

  • Tuition fees at Massey University

Financing options

University-specific scholarships:

  • Massey University Study Abroad Scholarships

Requirements

German applicants for the Study Abroad program must have successfully completed the first year of study at the time of departure for New Zealand.

All international applicants must also prove that they have a sufficiently good knowledge of English. This proof can be provided by one of the classic language tests such as the TOEFL or IELTS.

German applicants can also prove their language skills by taking a DAAD test. In this case, you must also submit a letter of recommendation from your home university.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate Postgraduate
DAAD language test B2 level in all areas
IELTS 6.0 (no range below 5.5) 6.5 (no range below 6.0)
TOEFL (internet-based) 80 (Writing: 19) 90 (Writing: 20)

Proof of language proficiency can be submitted later.

  • Massey University application requirements

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Bachelor of AgriCommerce in Agricultural Economics
  • Bachelor of AgriCommerce in Farm Management
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce in Food Marketing & Retailing
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce in International Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce in Māori Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce in Rural Valuation
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Equine
  • Bachelor of Animal Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Educational Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Māori Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Politics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Policy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Aviation
  • Bachelor of Aviation Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Business in Economics
  • Bachelor of Business in Finance
  • Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • Bachelor of Business in International Business
  • Bachelor of Business in Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business in Organisational Technology Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Property
  • Bachelor of Business in Strategic Communication
  • Bachelor of Commercial Music
  • Bachelor of Communication in Communication Management
  • Bachelor of Communication in Expressive Arts
  • Bachelor of Communication in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Communication in Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Communication in Marketing Communication
  • Bachelor of Communication in Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Construction in Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Construction in Quantity Surveying
  • Bachelor of Creative Media Production
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Fashion Design
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Photography
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Spatial Design
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Textile Design
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Visual Communication Design
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Engineering and Innovation Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) in Food Process Engineering
  • Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) in Food Product Technology
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Environmental Health
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Health Promotion
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Health Services Navigation
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Integrated Human Health
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Horticultural Science
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences in Data Science
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning
  • Bachelor of Retail and Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Data Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Earth Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Ecology
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Genetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science in Marine Ecology
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Plant Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise in Exercise Prescription
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise in Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise in Sport Development
  • Bachelor of Sport Management
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Master of AgriCommerce
  • Master of Agriculture
  • Master of Agriculture in Life Cycle Management
  • Master of AgriScience in Agriculture
  • Master of AgriScience in Equine
  • Master of AgriScience in Horticulture
  • Master of Analytics in Business
  • Master of Analytics in Health
  • Master of Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Applied Social Work
  • Master of Applied Statistics
  • Master of Arts in Geography
  • Master of Arts in Mathematics
  • Master of Arts in Politics
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Aviation
  • Master of Business Studies in Accountancy
  • Master of Business Studies in Communication
  • Master of Business Studies in Economics
  • Master of Business Studies in Finance
  • Master of Business Studies in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Business Studies in Management
  • Master of Business Studies in Marketing
  • Master of Construction in Building Technology
  • Master of Construction in Construction Law
  • Master of Construction in Construction Project Management
  • Master of Construction in Facilities Management
  • Master of Construction in Quantity Surveying
  • Master of Creative Enterprise
  • Master of Design
  • Master of Dispute Resolution
  • Master of Education in Teaching and Learning
  • Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Studies in Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Studies in Energy Management
  • Master of Engineering Studies in Mechatronics
  • Master of Environmental Management
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Food Technology
  • Master of Information Sciences in Computer Science
  • Master of Information Sciences in Information Technology
  • Master of Information Sciences in Software Engineering
  • Master of International Development
  • Master of Journalism
  • Master of Management in Accountancy
  • Master of Management in Communication
  • Master of Management in Financial Economics
  • Master of Management in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Management in International Business
  • Master of Management in Management
  • Master of Management in Marketing
  • Master of Maori Visual Arts
  • Master of Philosophy in Creative Arts
  • Master of Philosophy in Music
  • Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Science
  • Master of Science in Animal Science
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry
  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Conservation Biology
  • Master of Science in Earth Science
  • Master of Science in Ecology
  • Master of Science in Genetics
  • Master of Science in Geography
  • Master of Science in Horticultural Science
  • Master of Science in Human Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics
  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Nanoscience
  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Master of Science in Physiology
  • Master of Science in Plant Biology
  • Master of Science in Plant Breeding
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Soil Science
  • Master of Science in Statistics
  • Master of Science in Zoology
  • Master of Speech and Language Therapy
  • Master of Sport Management
  • Master of Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Veterinary Science
  • Master of Veterinary Studies
  • Master of Veterinary Studies in Epidemiology
  • Master of Veterinary Studies in Veterinary Public Health

Campus

Studying at Massey University gives you the opportunity to study in one of the two largest cities on New Zealand’s North Island. The sites in Wellington and Albany (Auckland) are complemented by the original campus, the Manawatu campus in Palmerston North.

More than 150 courses in the fields of Sciences, Education, Business and Humanities and Social Sciences are offered here. With around 9,000 students, Massey Palmerston North is New Zealand’s “top address” for life sciences, agriculture, horticulture and veterinary science in teaching and research.

The Massey Campus in Auckland is considered New Zealand’s most modern university campus. Here, the approximately 7,000 students are offered over 70 courses, including in the fields of Mathematics and Information Sciences, Fundamental Sciences, Food Technology, Engineering, Design, Jazz, Social Sciences, Business and Education. The location in Auckland is also called the “Innovation Campus” of Massey University.

The “Creative Campus” of Massey University is located in the heart of the New Zealand capital Wellington. Here there are courses in the areas of communication, business, health and well-being as well as creative arts. New Zealand’s most prestigious design faculty is housed here, as are well-known public health research centres, the Sleep/Wake Research Center and the Center for Small and Medium Enterprise Research.

  • Massey University campus maps

Housing

Students at Massey University have a variety of accommodation options.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Apartments on campus
  • Private Apartments / Hotels
  • guest families

Palmerston North

Palmerston North is the fourth largest city on New Zealand’s North Island. More than 75,000 people live here, with around a third of all residents being between 15 and 30 years old.

The city has many facilities that one would expect to find in larger cities, while still being compact and livable. In Palmerston North, accommodation is affordable, there are numerous cafes and restaurants, as well as a multiplex cinema and plenty of shopping opportunities, and the city has an international airport.

Massey University