Reasons to study online

Studying online allows you to achieve your educational dreams while you are working, training or raising a family. Our online programmes have been designed to fit around you—watch lectures or read materials wherever you might be, at a time that is suitable to your schedule.

Studying online

Benefits of studying online

  • Have greater control of your learning by replaying or re-reading lessons you’re not clear about.
  • Study anywhere and at any time (an internet connection is required).
  • Save time and money by minimising travel costs.
  • You can choose to study part-time while balancing your work and home commitments.

Massey University — Leaders in online and borderless education

Each year, more than 10,000 international students from over 100 countries study with Massey University from their own country. You can be confident your learning will be at the latest international standards and your qualification will be well received wherever your journey takes you after you graduate.

  • Massey University has been a distance education provider for over 50 years.
  • More than 330,000 people from all over the world have studied via distance with us.
  • 15,000 students study by distance education with us each year.
  • 1 in 16 New Zealanders have studied with us through distance education.

Massey University rankings

Massey University is one of the world's top universities. It is rated five plus stars across nine categories (including Online) by QS World University Rankings, a system designed to help students make informed comparisons between their international study options.

Massey is also an accredited distance university by the International Association for Distance Learning and a member of the Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning (ACODE).

Find out more about our rankings and accreditations.

What our students say

Hamish Dick

"I have not made academic or notable financial sacrifices to study while living in Edinburgh. Instead, what I have gained is a world of experience."

Lkhagvasuren Togtokhbayar

“Attaining a Master of Aviation through Massey University was instrumental in gaining this new and prestigious position.”

Amira Shohdi

"Throughout my study I moved from Qatar to Egypt, which wasn’t easy. However, I knew that Massey was there for me every step of the way."

Anita Galante

“My professors were always ready and willing to respond to any questions I had and the virtual classrooms let me know that I was part of a class, not a student in isolation."

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