Over 5000 international students from 100 countries study with us each year.
We have a well-established reputation for academic leadership, research excellence and innovative teaching grounded in real-world issues. With over 30,000 students, Massey is New Zealand’s national university, spread over the cities of Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington.
Learn from the experts in distance and online education, with almost 60 years of experience. Study online to complete a range of Massey undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. You can also tailor your studies to meet your needs.
Take advantage of our strong links with industry, including leading companies in New Zealand and around the world. Do work placements, internships and industry visits so you get real-life experience and learn how to put your knowledge into practice.
Accreditations and rankings
QS top 300 universities in the world
Massey is ranked in the top 300 universities in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
QS 5+ star rating
Massey has a 5+ star rating in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world university rankings.
IADL (International Association for Distance Learning)
Massey University is an accredited distance university by the International Association for Distance Learning - an independent organisation that promotes excellence and benchmarking in distance, open and online learning worldwide.
ACODE (Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning)
Massey University is a member of the ACODE (Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning) - the peak Australasian organisation for universities engaged or interested in technology enhanced learning and teaching.
Meet our students
“I have found academic support and resources like the library really helpful, and I love lab activities. There are a lot of activities and programmes or resources to support students.”
“New Zealand is a great place to study and live, and I really enjoyed meeting new people. The lecturers were always helpful and I gained great knowledge and experience.”
“I am very proud to be studying at Massey. I had heard a lot of good things and am encouraged in a way that suits my ability, with great support.”
See what you can study with us
Fees, scholarships and financial aid
Find out how much you can expect to pay for your qualification, what tuition fees cover and how to pay.
When you study with us, you pay tuition fees for international students. If you study a PhD or doctorate, you pay the same tuition fees as New Zealand students. Check the details of fees and how to pay.
Scholarships and financial aid
You can apply for scholarships open to international students. If you have American or Canadian citizenship, you can apply for financial aid towards the costs of studying at Massey. You may also be able to get a scholarship from your home government.
Visas and student insurance
You need a student visa to come to New Zealand to study. You are responsible for your visa but we can help with advice and support.
You also need student insurance that covers health care and travel, and meets government requirements. We've made it easy for you with Studentsafe, which you get automatically when you enrol in courses.
Prospectus for international students
The Massey University international prospectus provides you with an overview of all our qualifications, campuses, fees, how to apply and entry requirements.
English language and study skills courses
We have courses to help you with your English language and study skills.
English language courses
Improve your English language and academic skills with Massey. Our English for Academic Purposes courses help you move on to further study. Or take IELTS tests and other English language tests with us.
If you need extra preparation or an entry pathway to start a degree at Massey, our foundation or university preparation courses can help you with academic skills and subject knowledge.
Apply to Massey
Understand the skills and knowledge you need to study at Massey – from English language to academic skills.
Use our admission and course enrolment checklists for international students to make sure you are ready to apply.
Our network of education agents can help you apply for admission to Massey and guide you through getting a visa.
From halls of residence, apartments and studio units on campus to homestay and renting – find a living arrangement to suit your needs.
Three Massey campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington offer different experiences, and always a friendly welcome.
Meet our students
“I met a lot of great professors and staff, and everyone is very helpful. Massey is a warm, friendly academic family and I made many friends during my time there.”
“Studying in New Zealand isn’t just about memorising textbooks; it’s about applying it. My time at Massey University helped me learn how to be flexible and prioritise things.”
“Massey provided the perfect study environment and I really enjoyed being part of an inspiring and hard-working research team. The facilities at Massey were great, especially the research laboratory.”
Diverse and multicultural
Be welcomed into a global community of over 5000 international students, who come to Massey from more than 100 countries.
Ticking all the boxes
Every aspect of our university is highly ranked.QS Top Universities rates us 5 stars plus and in the world's top 300 universities.
At Massey we look beyond New Zealand and think big – we're curious about what's going on and we aim to shape the future.
We've got your back
Succeed as a student at Massey. We support you through student associations, childcare, workshops, financial support and more.