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Student life at Massey University

Each year, about 30,000 students from over 80 countries choose Massey University to help them realise their ambitions and achieve their true potential.  Our students move on to successful futures and careers in New Zealand and internationally.  Massey provides an extensive range of student-centred facilities and services on all campuses and ensures an active, enriching campus life beyond the academic experience.


About our campuses 
Massey University offers students the choice of four campuses each with its own unique characteristics and specialist courses. They are Auckland, Manawatū (in Palmerston North), Wellington and distance. 


Accommodation options 
Explore different accommodation options available to you, including types of accommodation, locations, costs and services.  
Auckland Campus   |   Manawatū Campus   |   Wellington Campus


Starting university 
If you're new to university it can be quite overwhelming, but don't worry we're here to help and have a range of services and information available that will help you prepare and settle in. 


Services and resources
Massey offers a comprehensive set of students services no matter what campus you are studying on, or if you are studying at a distance. Services include health and counselling, academic study support, support for international students, chaplaincy and religious services and many more.

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Recreation and sports
Each campus has a recreation centre with gym and sports facilities. In addition there are several facilities utilised by the community including the North Harbour Cricket Centre in Auckland, the Manawatū Athletic Track, Manawatū Equestrian Centre and the Sport and Rugby Institute.
Auckland Campus    |   Manawatū Campus   |   Wellington Campus


Student Associations 
Massey student associations aim to make student life as exciting as possible. Massey has seven student associations. They provide a range of services to students and advocate on behalf of students to the university and wider community. They work to make sure students' academic and welfare concerns are recognised and properly dealt with.

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Student Exchange Programme 
With the Massey University Student Exchange Programme, you can gain international experience by studying at one of our partner universities overseas and crediting the study towards your Massey degree. Massey has exchange partners in 25 countries, giving you the choice of an amazing range of destinations to explore while you study. 


Graduation is a celebration of achievement after years of study and dedication. Graduation ceremonies are proud and happy occasions for family and friends. Massey offers a number of graduation options: in person; in Council; at a Maori ceremony; at a Pasifika ceremony; or in absentia. 

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Sport at Massey
The University's sport and recreation facilities and programmes are available on the three campuses - Auckland, Manawatū, and Wellington. These include the Sports Scholarship Programme and sports science laboratories. Facilities are available to students, staff and local communities to meet a range of recreational and sporting needs.

Also in this section

Academic study support

Career and employment services

Graduation information

Health and Counselling services

Maps, parking and transport

Sport at Massey

Student exchange programme 



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