Custom and Faculty-Led Programmes in New Zealand

Mountain trek.jpg Massey University’s teams of customised programme experts can be the only point of contact you need to make anywhere in New Zealand your classroom or training facility.

Our teams will assist you with drafting a proposal and budget to submit to your department and support you all the way through to the final programme evaluation.  We will handle all the nationwide logistics, allowing you to focus on your area of academic specialisation.  Our support services include:

  • Ongoing assistance with programme design and proposal development.
  • Programme oversight by an experienced local programme coordinator.
  • Health and travel insurance.
  • Academic and cultural orientation upon arrival.
  • Start-to-finish logistical support for all accommodation, travel, meals, cultural events, and excursions requested.
  • 24-hour student support which includes a robust critical incident management framework.

We can also provide collateral for marketing and recruitment, application and enrolment processing, pre-departure webinars and other student advising, and a customised online pre-arrival orientation.

Flexible format and delivery

We don’t force you to fit into our model.  Our staff can tailor a programme according to your specific learning or performance objectives and budget.  For example, you can deliver the academic content or contract a Massey faculty member to teach a customised course.  Your university can transcript the programme or your students can enrol directly into courses at Massey and the credits will be transferred back to your institution.

Programmes can also be organised with more of a physical training and conditioning focus without an academic component.  We can help you plan and run an intensive experience for groups of student-athletes and entire sports teams.

Lab visit.jpg You choose the length of your programme and how long you want to spend travelling across New Zealand, based in the field, or on one of Massey’s three North Island campuses.  We can arrange guest lectures throughout the country and can leverage our close ties with industry to organise impactful site visits.

A schedule and size that works for you

Most programmes typically last between two and ten weeks and can take place any time of year.  Running a programme during your J-Term, Maymester, and summer, spring, or winter breaks are all possible.

You determine the size of the group you want to bring.  We can support small niche programmes through to large scale tours involving multiple university partnerships.

Our teams can work with you during the initial stages to plan for growth and expansion, allowing you to run multiple offerings of your programme year after year.

Academics strengths

Massey University is ranked in the top 3% of universities in the world.  Our academic programmes are accredited by a range of international accrediting organisations.  Some of our key areas of specialisation include:

  • Agriculture and Agribusiness
  • Communication, Journalism, and Marketing
  • Creative Arts
  • Emergency Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Māori Studies
  • Wildlife Management

We can assist you with incorporating experiential learning opportunities into your programme, site visits based on your course content, and guest lecturers in the field or on one of our campuses.  The academic delivery can begin before you arrive and continue after you return home through our online teaching platform, based on Moodle. Study Tour group.jpg

Focused on health and safety

The safety and wellbeing of you and your students are a primary concern for us.  Massey University is a signatory to the Education Code of Practice 2021 and adheres to detailed policies and procedures regarding the operation of our customised programmes.  We vet all in-country partners prior to engaging their services to be part of our customised programmes.

We will work with your Risk Management officers to ensure your department and university is satisfied the services and protections we provide meet your standards.


Please contact us for more information or to request a consultation.