Tuition fees for domestic students , Utu ako mō ngā tauira o Aotearoa

Find out what you can expect to pay in tuition fees as a domestic student, with New Zealand citizenship or residence. Your tuition fees will depend on what you're studying and how long for. Fees may change.

About the tuition fees estimates

Tuition fees are charged by Massey for each course you enrol in as part of your qualification. They can also include fees for additional components, such as materials or field trips.

Your total tuition fees are set each year when you get confirmation you're enrolled through the student portal.

The estimated tuition costs in these tables is for domestic students, New Zealand citizens or residents, whether you're studying in New Zealand on-campus or by distance and online learning, or overseas.

Not all qualifications are outlined here. If you can't find costs for your qualification, look up the cost for the individual courses that make up your qualification on the course details pages.

Everyone's tuition fees are different because fees are for the individual courses you enrol in.

These fees do not include non-tuition fees, which include additional compulsory fees. Some courses also have additional component fees.

Non-tuition fees

Component fees

The fees stated are estimates only and include GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax).

The full year fees are based on 120 credits – which is one year of full-time study for a standard qualification or 8 courses at a standard 15 credits each.

If you are enrolled part-time or in a qualification of more or fewer credits (for example the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching – 150 credits) the tuition fee is based on fees for each course.

Your final fees will be detailed in your Confirmation of Enrolment from Massey as part of your enrolment process. Fees are due to be paid before you start studying or earlier if required by the University.

Different ways to pay

Pre-degree qualifications

To help you get into university you might wish to start with pre-degree or foundation qualifications, also called pathways, made up of 000 to 100-level courses. Later you may be able to count credits from your certificate or diploma towards study at a higher level.

You can take these qualifications even if you do not plan to study an undergraduate degree. Tuition fees depend on length of study and what credits you need to complete the qualification.

This table contains information about pre-degree qualifications, how long they take to study, what credits you need to complete (if any) and how many courses that is .
Pre-degree qualification type Length of study Credits and courses
English language short course 1 to 6 weeks or more Not applicable
English language course 1 semester Not applicable
University preparation course – foundation 1 semester Not applicable
Certificate 1 semester 60 credits (4 courses)
Diploma 1 year 120 credits (8 courses)

Pre-degree diplomas and certificates - including English courses

Undergraduate certificates

Undergraduate diplomas

Undergraduate bachelor's degrees

As an undergraduate student doing a bachelor's degree your tuition fees vary depending on what you choose as your 'major' subject area and the courses you take for your degree.

Completing a bachelor's degree usually takes 3 years of full time study based on 120 credits per year (8 courses, 100 to 300-level, at 15 credits each).

Some specialised bachelor's degrees need more credits, take longer and cost more. For example:

2022 fees

This table shows the estimated 2022 undergraduate tuition fees for domestic students in different subject areas by course and year.

This table contains information about tuition fees for domestic undergraduates doing bachelor's degrees. It includes an estimate of fees for each course and for 2022.
Undergraduate bachelor's degree - subject area Estimate of tuition fees for each course(based on standard 15-credit courses) Estimate of fees 2022(based on 120 credits)
Agriculture $922.79 $7,382.30
Arts $780.95 $6,247.60
Aviation(Air Transport Pilot - first year 180 credits) $964.44 to $10,850.00 $52,220.00
Aviation Management $780.95 to $964.44 $6796.10
Business $780.95 $6,247.60
Computing $925.00 $7402.00
Design $886.80 $7,094.40
Engineering/Technology $964.44 to $1,226.55 $7,715.50 to $9,812.40
Medical Laboratory Science $922.80 $7,382.30
Nursing $922.80 $7,782.30
Science $886.80 $7,094.40
Social Work $780.95 $6,247.60
Speech Language Therapy $922.80 $7,382.30
Teacher Education $720.20 $5,761.50
Veterinary Science $1,652.00 $13,216.00

Graduate qualifications

Domestic students can select from different graduate certificates and diplomas, with courses at 300-level and above.

Tuition fees vary depending on the type of qualification, the length of time this takes as well as the ratio of taught time to own research time.

This table outlines estimated tuition fees for students doing graduate certificate and diploma qualifications at Massey.
Graduate qualification type Length of study Credits and courses
Graduate certificate 1 semester 60 credits (4 courses)
Graduate diploma 1 year 120 credits (8 courses)

Graduate certificates

Graduate diplomas

Postgraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications include certificates, diplomas, honours year for bachelor's degrees, master's, and doctorates (such as Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) as well as named doctorates, for example Doctor of Social Work).

Tuition fees are based on the type of qualification, as each qualification has a different length and different credit requirement.

This table outlines length of study and credits and courses for postgraduate qualifications at Massey.
Postgraduate qualification type Length of study Credits
Postgraduate certificate 1 semester 60 credits
Bachelor's honours degree 1 year (following the 3-year degree) 120 credits
Postgraduate diploma 1 year 120 credits
Postgraduate diploma in veterinary science 1 year 120 credits
Master's degree – coursework 1 to 1.5 years 180 credits
Master's degree – research 1 to 2 years 240 credits
Doctorate 3 to 4 years 360 credits

2022 fees

This table shows the 2022 estimated postgraduate tuition fees for domestic students in different subject areas by year.

This table outlines estimated tuition fees by area of study for students doing postgraduate qualifications at Massey in 2022.
Postgraduate area of study Estimate of fees for each year (based on 120 credits)
Agriculture $7,788.80 to $9,812.40
Arts $6,796.10 to $8,975.20
Business $6,796.00 to $8,975.20
Computer Science $7,535.20 to $9,786.50
Design $7,535.20 to $9,786.50
Engineering/Technology $7,788.80 to $9,812.40
Nursing $7,535.20 to $9,786.50
Science $7,535.20 to $11,767.00
Social Work $6,796.10 to $8,975.20
Teacher Education $7,153.20
Veterinary Science $8,392 to $13,216.60

Please contact for information on fees for the:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Executive MBA

Honours bachelor's degrees

For some subject areas, you can enrol for an additional postgraduate honours year when you complete your bachelor's degree. You need to excel during your bachelor's degree to do the honours year.

For other subject areas, you can enrol in a bachelor's degree with honours when you first start studying. This gives you a degree lasting 4 years. Your last year is at postgraduate level, when you can choose to do more taught courses or do your own research.

Qualification types, levels and credits

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Fees disclaimer

This information is for estimation purposes only. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, all fees shown are quoted in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax, if any. Before relying on any information on these pages you should also read the University's Disclaimer Notice.