Steps for Master of Veterinary Medicine enrolment


• Check entry requirements
• Download  guide and enrolment form
• Verified documents
• Collect information
• Complete application form
• Send documents to Massey


This guide has been prepared to assist you with enrolment in the Master of Veterinary Medicine at Massey University. The admission and enrolment process can take several weeks to complete, so once you have decided to enrol in an MVM course it is good to start the process as soon as you can. The first time you enrol with us, you will have to print out the forms and send them to us. For future courses, you can complete the enrolment process online. Most of the forms are quite straightforward to complete, but as the MVM programme is a distance learning programme our notes below may help clarify some aspects of the forms for you. Let’s get started!

• Check Entry  requirements

Before completing the forms please check you meet the admission requirements as outlined on the entry requirements page.

• Download guide and enrolment form for international students

International Application Form (198 KB)

A guide to MVM enrolment for new international students (365 KB)

•  verified documents

You need to provide Massey with verified documents. The verified documents required depend on your circumstances but are likely to include:

  • Evidence of citizenship (either your birth certificate or the identity page of your current passport)
  • Academic transcripts (results) with a grading scale
  • Graduation certificate
  • English language test results (where applicable)
  • Evidence of a name change (if applicable) e.g. a deed poll or marriage certificate.

To verify the documents you need to:

  • Take the original document and a photocopy of the document to an authorised person such as:
    • Notary public
    • Justice of the peace
    • Solicitor
    • Commissioner of oaths
    • Official of the issuing authority
    • Approved Massey University agent
  • The authorised person must sign and date the copy using an official company stamp (in English) and include the words “This is a true copy of the original” on the front of each page.
  • The signature and company stamp must be original and not a copy.

Any documents in languages other than English need to be translated into English by a certified translator and then verified in English.

Please do not send Massey the original documents, only verified copies.

• Collect the information you need about your courses and programme of study

Choose and take note of the courses and programme you wish to study. Consult the information available on the MVM website on the qualifications page and the courses page.

Take note of the following as you will need the information to include on the enrolment forms later:

  • The number and name of the course(s) you wish to study (eg: 118.756 Canine and Feline Neurology).
  • The year each course is next offered (e.g., 2014)
  • The semester the course is offered (e.g., semester 2)
  • The programme or qualification you would like to enrol in. You need to choose a qualification at the beginning but you can change it later (e.g., Master of Veterinary Medicine).
  • If you have chosen the MVM or PGDipVCS programmes you may wish to nominate an endorsement (e.g., small animal surgery). You can choose or change this at a later date.

You should also check that the examination date and contact workshop dates suit you. You do not need to write these on enrolment forms.

•Complete the MVM admission form

Open the Application for Admission and Enrolment as an International Student in the Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) form (you should download the form above then complete it using Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Useful information is contained in the first two pages—please read them carefully. This is the form you will complete online, print out, sign and date, then post/courier to Massey University.

Begin filling in the form at Part A on page 3. Type in your information online and print the form later when you have finished.

Complete all sections as they apply to you.

Print, sign and date the form.

Check you have the supporting documentation in the checklist on the form. Details of how to verify documents are found in the information section on page 1 of the form.

  • Verified evidence of citizenship (birth certificate or identity page of current passport)
  • Verified copies of graduation certificate
  • Verified copies of academic transcripts with a grading scale
  • English language test results (where applicable)
  • Report from a registered health professional (where applicable)

• Send documents to Massey University

Once you have completed and checked all the forms and made sure that you have all your verified documents please send them by post or courier (recommended) to the International Office at Massey University:

By Airmail: 
International Admissions Team
Student Administration Massey
University Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand

By Courier: 
International Admissions Team
Student Administration
Massey University
Room 3.01, Ruahine Building
Hokowhitu Campus
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand

You should be sending us:

  • A completed Application for Admission and Enrolment as an International Student in the Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) form
  • All verified documents required.

What happens next?

Admission and fee payment

Enrolling can take up to six weeks from start to finish. During peak times it can take longer, so start the process well ahead of the date your course begins and try to meet enrolment deadlines.

When the International Office at Massey receives your application documents, they acknowledge receipt by email within one week and provide you with your Massey University Student ID number.

If you want to check the progress of your admission, email If you have a Massey ID number include it in the subject line.

Your application is assessed to ensure you meet the admission requirements for your chosen programme. Once complete, you will be emailed an Offer of Place to study at Massey.

On receipt of the Offer of Place, please immediately print and sign the document. Return the signed Offer of Place to the International Office by post or courier, or by scanning the document and emailing it to

The Offer of Place outlines the fees due. These fees must be paid by the expiry date quoted in the Offer of Place. International Students are protected under the Massey University Fees Refund and Protection Policy.

Pay your fees by credit card or go to the following link for more information about fee payment.

When your payment has been received, you will be issued with a Receipt of Payment which includes a receipt for your tuition fees.

Confirmation of enrolment

Once a Receipt of Payment has been issued, you will be enrolled in your selected courses and you will be posted a Confirmation of Enrolment.

The Confirmation of Enrolment Form contains the following information:

  • Confirmation of your approved courses
  • Any courses that could not be approved or that you withdrew from (the reason is shown)
  • Confirmation of your course of study and endorsement
  • Dates you may withdraw from courses without financial and academic penalties.
Accessing the Massey website and your online class materials

To access your online class materials and the library, you need to go to the Massey website. Your login details should have been sent to you, but if you don’t already have them here is the link to obtain them.

Changing your programme or course choice

After your enrolment is complete, if you want to make changes to your programme and course choices you can use Online Enrolment at any time up until you start study. We recommend that you make any changes early to avoid delays in providing you with study materials. Please note you may not receive an additional Confirmation of Enrolment Form for all changes that you make.

Follow this link for Online Enrolment

You will need to login. If you have don’t have these details follow the process outlined in “Accessing the Massey website and your online class materials”, or contact the Massey Contact Centre using the details below. Massey Contact will also be able to advise you on the status of any changes.

Telephone (from outside NZ): +64 6 350 5701
Internet chat:

Course materials

Course materials will be posted once your enrolment is completely processed (please make sure we have your correct address). Your materials include an administration guide which tells you all you need to know about how the course runs and what you need to do by any particular time. Have a good look through it when your materials arrive.

Online materials

Online materials will first become available to you through your class website when your course commences, and access continues until completion of the course. The administration guide in your course materials explains how to access your class website.


Details of any textbooks you need are on the detailed pages about each course on the MVM website. Link to these detailed pages from What can I study.

Bennetts bookshop at Massey will usually have textbooks in stock and be able to get the text to you quickly.

Massey University ID card

We recommend that you get a Massey ID card – instructions for obtaining this are on the Massey University website.

Contact workshops

We hope you will plan on coming to the on-campus workshop in Palmerston North. While not compulsory, these are worth the trip to Palmerston North. You will be able to get more information about them on your class website once you start and course information pages on this site.


To select your exam venue, go to Log in using your Student ID and password details, then click MyEnrolment and go to the Exam venues page.

If you find that you need to change a previously selected examination venue see the instructions at this link:

If you have any queries about examination venues it is best to contact the Exams Office direct: 

Getting help

Frances Little, MVM Administrator can assist you with any questions you have about enrolling in an MVM course or administrative questions once the course has started.

The quickest approach is to directly email Frances at the email below. She will find the answers to any of your administrative questions and get back to you as soon as possible.

Frances Little 
MVM administrator 
Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences 
Phone: +64 6 350 5303 

The enrolment procedure can be a little confusing, but we hope that we have helped clarify the process for you. If you have any questions please contact us.

We wish you well in your study!

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