Entry requirements for Study Abroad and exchange students

Skydiving.jpg To be admitted into a Massey University programme, applicants need to meet both the academic and English language requirements.

Academic requirements for Study Abroad and exchange applicants

Each applicant is considered on an individual basis. As a general rule students should have:

  • Completed at least one year of successful university level study in their home country, and have permission from their home university to undertake study at Massey University for credit towards their degree
  • A cumulative GPA for all higher education work of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent. Students with a cumulative GPA below the stipulated level will be considered where special circumstances exist.

Student exchange applicants should also:

  • Be officially nominated by their home university and be pre-accepted for an exchange place by Massey's International Office.  Click here for more information about applying for an exchange place.

English language entry requirements

Students from a country where English is not the first language must obtain a minimum English language competency level. Some programmes require a higher level of English language competency than the minimum requirement.

Massey University recognises the following English language examinations:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Only Academic IELTS scores are acceptable. A scanned copy of your academic IELTS scores is acceptable, as Massey can verify your results online.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    A scanned copy of your TOEFL scores is acceptable, as Massey is able to verify your results online. (This applies to iBT test results only.)

Test scores for English proficiency are valid for two years from the test date.

If you have taken a test other than IELTS or TOEFL, include it with your Application for Admission so it can be considered.

 

Minimum English language proficiency for undergraduate study

IELTS (Academic)

Minimum overall band score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 5.5

TOEFL

Paper-based test (P) - minimum score of 550, TWE 4.0; or internet-based test (iBT) - 80 (minimum writing 19)

DAAD (For German students only)

A minimum B grade in each section

 

Minimum English language proficiency for postgraduate study

IELTS (Academic)

Minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL

Paper-based test (P) - minimum score of 575, TWE 4.0 or internet-based test (iBT) - 90 (minimum writing 20)

Education papers require an academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with the following criteria as a minimum: L 6.0, R 7.0, W 7.0, S 6.0)

DAAD (For German students only)

A minimum B grade in each section, plus a letter of support from your home university

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