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Study by distance in 2021
Dust off your dreams because studying via distance at Massey means you can still get ahead with your education without putting your life on hold. Join more than 12,000 students studying by distance every year at NZ’s leading distance learning provider. Learn wherever and whenever, at a pace that suits you.
Who studies by distance?
With over 250,000 alumni from all over the world, we’ve got plenty of incredible stories to tell. Find the inspiration to go after your dream today.
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 does it work?
Technology has allowed us to bring the classroom to you. You’re in the driver’s seat, with full control of what, how and when to study.
Get the best of a traditional university with the convenience technology brings when you choose to study by distance. Attend classes, submit your assignments, access resources and the support you need to navigate your studies with just a few clicks of the mouse!
Free guide: An introduction to distance learning
With 50+ successful years of providing university education by distance to over 250,000 students worldwide, we can tell you what’s important, what will actually move the needle, and what’s simply best to avoid. Subscribe and download your free ebook filled with frequently asked questions, handy tools, and resources now!
What about fees?
Study is a valuable investment in your future career and earning potential. Fees vary depending on the course and there are a few options that you may be eligible for.
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.
Education can be a big financial commitment and maybe a scholarship could help. Explore the range of awards, grants and scholarships offered to assist you with your study-related expenses.
Studying for the first time? You may qualify for one year fees-free. To check if you are eligible, enter your National Student Number on the Fees Free website.
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.