How to apply

If you have decided that Massey University could be for you, go through the checklist below. Feel free to contact us at any time if you need help.

Step 1: Check whether you are eligible to study at Massey

See our entrance requirements to determine whether you are eligible to enrol.

Step 2: Review your programme structure and select your courses

Each programme has its own structure which is explained in the Programmes and courses web pages. When you select your courses you need to ensure that you fulfil all of your programme requirements to be able to graduate. General planning information is also included on the Programmes and courses web pages.

The programme of study you design will be checked by academic staff for approval during the enrolment process. If you need further help with planning your programme contact the programme coordinators listed in the Programmes and courses web pages or contact us.

Step 3: Check for clashes

Check that there are no lecture or exam clashes for your courses. For lecture, lab and tutorial times see the Timetable web pages. For exam dates see the Programmes and courses web pages.

Step 4: Check your workload

Internal (on-campus) students

For full-time students, the recommended maximum number of credits in Semester One and Semester Two is 60 credits per semester. So for first year (100-level) courses this means a maximum of four courses each semester. You can apply to study 75 credits per semester, but approval will depend on your past academic performance. For all students, the maximum number of credits for Summer School is 60.

Part-time students should enrol for fewer credits per semester. A 15 credit course typically requires 10 hours of study per week, so you need to make a realistic assessment of how many hours you have available for study when you plan your courses.

Distance students

For distance students the number of courses you can take depends on your other commitments. You will need to spend approximately 10 to 12.5 hours each week for a 15 credit single semester course, or about 5 to 6.25 hours per week for a 15 credit double semester course. If you are working full time (or have a young family that you look after full time), we recommend that you take no more than 30 credits (two courses) in a semester.

To help identify how you could fit study into your regular routine use our Workload planning tool.

Step 5: Find out about recognition of prior learning

Massey University recognises prior learning achieved within both formal and informal settings. For details see recognition of prior learning.

Step 6: Check out the application due dates

The next step is to make sure you know the application due dates so you don't miss out. Note that there are some programmes with special selected entry processes whose applications need to be filled out extra early.

Step 7: View fees and funding options

An estimate of your fees will be displayed when you apply online. You can also view fees on the Fees web pages. To help fund your study check out our scholarships and awards. For information about student loans and allowances see the StudyLink website.

Step 8: Apply online

All students can now apply online.

Need help?

Please contact us if you need further assistance.

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