Application checklist for international students

To help plan your study and application at Massey University, follow the steps in this checklist. If you need any assistance please contact us.

New students

Step 1: Choose a programme

Decide on what programme you would like to study. For programme information see the Latest International Prospectus.pdf (1,373 KB)

Step 2: Check the entry requirements

Check that you have the necessary academic and English language requirements for admission into your chosen programme. If you do not meet the entry requirements, go back to step one and choose an alternative programme.

Step 3: Find out what supporting documents are required

When you apply for admission to the University you will be asked to provide documents that prove your identity and basis for admission. For details see supporting document information.

Step 4: 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 5: Apply online

All individual applicants should apply online. Exceptions to this are PhDs and Massey University Partners.

Returning students

Step 1: Choose a programme

Decide on what programme you would like to study. For programme information see the Latest International Prospectus.pdf (1,373 KB)

Step 2: Check the entry requirements

Check that you have the necessary academic and English language requirements for admission into your chosen programme. If you do not meet the entry requirements, go back to step one and choose an alternative programme.

Step 3: Review the 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 including advice about which courses you should study first 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 4: 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 5: 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 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: Apply online

All students should apply online using MyEnrolment

What happens after you apply

For details see what happens after you apply.

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