Study by distance in 2021

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Study at your place, at your pace

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.

Study at your place

Career. Family. Education.
Why choose one when you can have all three?



What can you study?

Whatever your dream is, we can help. If you are still considering what you could study, you can start exploring by area of interest to find a programme that matches your goals and skills.

Know what you want to study? Find the programme you’re ready to pursue.

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.

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!

Watch presentations and interact with lecturers and peers online
Attend workshops and block courses on campus
Submit assessments online
Access your administration and study guide books
Get help with online planning, writing and maths tools
Find books and more with our 24/7 distance library service
Get academic support and join our extramural society
Use our assignment pre-reading services

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!

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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.

Fees information


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.

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Fees Free

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.

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.

StudyLink website