Meet our students
To advance my rowing career I had to base myself in Cambridge and I knew of Massey's strength in distance education. I would not hesitate to promote the distance learning programme to anyone that has a significant other commitment that keeps them off campus.Toby Cunliffe-Steel
Master of Sport Management
This course also fits into my lifestyle by being fully available online and by doing it via distance, I can make the move to Germany to play, and keep up my studies. By the time my football career is over, I will have my degree.Paige Satchell
Bachelor of Sport Management
I chose Massey University to do my studies due to the fact that I could do my course via distance learning, and still work full-time. Juggling mahi and study had its moments but with the support of the tutors and support services, I got through.Michelle Martin
Certificate in Public Health
I was impressed at different types of interaction available for distance students. Over the range of papers, I participated in online tutorials, active forums, recorded lectures, lots of emails and student study sessions.Reece Hewitt
Bachelor of Information Science (Information Technology)
I completed the first half of my degree from Saudi Arabia. I’d been told that Massey has the best distance learning programmes.Simon Stephenson
Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
As an actress wanting to study, Massey University’s distance programme was the obvious choice.Antonia Prebble
Bachelor of Arts (English)
How distance learning works
Stream is Massey's online learning platform. Depending on your course, you could be using Stream to watch online presentations, interact with lecturers and peers, take quizzes, submit assignments and more. Stream gives you greater control of your learning by allowing you to replay or re-read lessons you’re not clear about.About StreamStream login for students
Assessments and examinations
Using the Library
As a distance student you can access a wealth of resources and contemporary publications through our award-winning Library from anywhere in New Zealand. We can send you course-related books by post and help you access journal articles.
Some of our distance courses include contact workshops or placements you need to attend in person. These provide you with opportunities to meet other students, receive face-to-face tuition and gain real-life experiences. Most contact workshops are held on Massey University campuses. Once you've received information about your contact workshops or placements, you will need to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements.
Getting help and support
Although you're studying at a distance, help and advice is close at hand should you need it.
Student life services
A large number of on-campus and online support services are available to distance students, including disability, financial, counselling and health, and career services.
Access a wide range of study support services and resources that are designed to help you enhance your academic skills at all levels of study.
What's distance study like?
You're no longer isolated as a distance student because you've got all these different ways to connect with people, particularly with the online community of other students.Trish Matson
Bachelor of Arts (English)
Financing your studies
Costs and fees
Cost is an important factor for most people considering tertiary study. As a distance student, you might also need to consider travel and accommodation costs for on-campus contact workshops.
You might qualify for an interest-free student loan or financial assistance with your tuition fees, books, and materials. Visit the StudyLink website to find out more and to apply online.
The New Zealand government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number. Current Massey students will find their National Student Number on their student homepage.
Admission and enrolment
To study at Massey, you first need to apply for admission into your programme. Once you are accepted, you can apply for courses.
Massey@Distance (M@D) aims to make study easier for distance students. It's run by distance students for distance students.
Students' associations and societies aim to make sure that university students enjoy the best university experience possible.