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Massey University

Number of students

30132 approx

International students

5000 approx


Multiple regions

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Massey University is distinctive amongst New Zealand universities because of its ability to deliver research-led teaching and research training on three campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. 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.

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Massey - the University of New Zealand

Massey is a leading New Zealand university, world-renowned for unique practical qualifications, ground-breaking research, and online courses. We provide a creative and connected learning environment and are continually breaking new ground in all our areas of expertise.

Find your potential

Massey’s Māori name is Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa. The literal translation of this is, “from inception to infinity", meaning the pursuit of learning is an endless knowledge journey.

Massey is committed to helping all its students explore, grow and challenge themselves to achieve their personal aspirations and educational goals. With award-winning teachers, well-connected lecturers and world-renowned researchers, Massey provides the best learning environment to help students move towards their future.

Get the career you want

Each year over 5,000 international students from more than 100 countries find a warm welcome at Massey. We are consistently ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide and have a well-established reputation for academic leadership, research excellence and innovative teaching.

Our animal and veterinary science programmes are among the top 50 in the world and we are internationally recognised for our food science, technology and agricultural programmes. Massey has one of the largest business schools in New Zealand and an internationally-recognised pilot training facility. We are also home to the oldest and most prestigious design school in New Zealand.

Achieve your goals

Massey graduates are knowledgeable, creative, and recognised for their practical nature. Our staff have strong links with industry including leading companies in New Zealand and around the world. With many opportunities for work placements, internships and industry visits, our students graduate with real-life experience and highly relevant qualifications that are respected around the world.

Study with flexibility

Massey is New Zealand’s leading university for online education. We have been teaching by distance learning for over 60 years, providing students from around the world the ability to tailor their study to meet their needs with a wide a range of programmes that can be completed fully online.

Our geographic spread over three North Island campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington, as well as the range of programmes we offer both in person and online, provide students with the choice of where and how they can study if circumstances change.


Massey is proud of its openness to students of diverse backgrounds spanning age, geographic location, educational background, ethnicity and culture, and offers a wide range of support to ensure a safe, successful and enjoyable student experience.

The International Student Support team on each campus provide comprehensive advice and wellbeing services for all international students and our academic advice team assists students in choosing the right programmes for their career.

Join us

Studying at Massey is about shaping the world by finding innovative, practical solutions and ideas for how we can live our lives in a better way. International students who come to Massey find a safe, friendly place to study and an intellectual climate in which they are encouraged to excel. Whatever they choose to study, and wherever they chose to do it, Massey understands success comes from a thousand little moments and are committed to helping its students every step of the way. 


Contact details


Manawatu Campus
Palmerston North
Massey University, Tennent Drive
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Phone number

+64 6 350 5701


Manawatu Campus, Auckland Campus, Wellington Campus

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