The cost of your tuition at Massey will depend on what kind of student you are.
You won't pay tuition fees to Massey if you come here on exchange. Instead, you'll keep paying your usual tuition fees to your home university.
Our study abroad programme has a fixed tuition fee for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Study abroad 2023 fee: $12,500 per semester
- is in New Zealand dollars and includes Goods and Services Tax (GST)
- only covers your tuition – you may also need to pay other fees to Massey, and you'll need to buy insurance and pay for your living expenses.
Virtual Study Abroad
If you're part of Massey's Virtual Study Abroad programme, you'll pay $2,717 tuition fee for each course you take.
Extra fees for all students
You may need to pay some extra fees for administration services that Massey or the students' association provide. We call these non-tuition fees.
Course component fees
For some courses, you may need to pay extra fees to cover costs like field trips or lab materials.
Other costs of studying in New Zealand Aotearoa
On top of the fees you pay to Massey or your home university, you'll also need to pay for:
- a student visa
- health and travel insurance – you need to have this by law
- travel to and from New Zealand and your campus
- your living costs
- any travelling you want to do while you're here.
Visit Immigration New Zealand to check the cost of your student visa.
Study abroad students
Health and travel insurance
As an international student at Massey, we'll automatically sign you up for Studentsafe health and travel insurance – though you can use another policy if it meets our standards.
If you use Studentsafe insurance, you'll pay the fee when you accept your Offer of Place.
Most study abroad and exchange students live in Massey's halls of residence.
You can use StudyLink's cost of living calculator to work out how much you'll spend on everyday expenses like food and transport in New Zealand.
There are plenty of scholarships available to help you pay for your time at Massey. We have scholarships especially for:
- US citizens and permanent residents
- German students
- students taking part in the Global Student-Athlete programme.
Office of Global Engagement
0800 MASSEY (0800 627 739)
- Phone from outside NZ
Physical and courier address
Office of Global Engagement
SST Level 6, Room 6.16
Massey University, Tennent Drive
Palmerston North 4474
Office of Global Engagement (PN721)
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4442
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.