Study abroad at Massey

Study abroad at Massey , Ako ki whenua kē ki Te kunenga ki Pūrehuroa

Spend a semester or a year studying at Massey. Get credits that count toward your degree, and explore New Zealand Aotearoa from one of our three North Island campuses.

Study abroad at Massey – we can give you a great experience of life in New Zealand Aotearoa, and opportunities that will look good on your CV.

Live on one of our three campuses, and use your weekends and breaks to explore. Learn from world-class lecturers and researchers in your subject – Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds rank us in the top three per cent of universities in the world.

Or deepen your New Zealand experience by taking one of our specialist courses – from te reo Māori (the Māori language) to New Zealand history, politics or ecology.

Impress future employers by swapping one of your academic courses for an internship, or advance your training with our Global Student-Athlete programme.

Find out what internships you could do

Learn about our training programmes for athletes

Find out what Massey is like

Find courses you could take

Choose where to study

Each Massey campus has its own unique atmosphere, facilities and surroundings.

Aerial of the Auckland campus

Auckland campus

Live on the North Shore of New Zealand’s most diverse city, known for its colourful culture and world-class food. Our 'innovation campus' offers state-of-the-art science and technology facilities, and has swimming beaches and vineyards on its doorstep.

Learn more about our campus in Auckland

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Manawatū campus in Palmerston North

Throw yourself into Massey life at our original campus, in the busy student city of Palmerston North. At the centre of the North Island, it’s between the Tararua and Ruahine mountains, and a two-hour drive from Wellington, the ski fields, and the beaches and wineries of Hawkes Bay.

Find out about the Manawatū Campus

Building at night on the Wellington campus

Wellington campus

Get inspired at Massey’s creative campus in Wellington. New Zealand’s quirkiest city is packed with shops, cafes and nightlife, surrounded by spectacular scenery, and the home of cultural landmarks like Te Papa museum and Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop.

Read about our Wellington Campus

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Virtual study abroad

Travel restrictions don’t have to stop you having your New Zealand experience – you can study at Massey from home with our Virtual Study Abroad programme.

Find out more about Virtual Study Abroad

See what our students say

“I was expecting to like New Zealand, but I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with it. I also liked the professors at Massey. They are super laid back, understanding, and helpful. Makes learning more easygoing and less stressful.”
Jamie Musback

University of Wisconsin, USA

“Studying in Palmerston North turned out to be a lot more relaxed than back home in England, with smaller classes leading to a more personal relationship with lecturers.”
Martyn Hann

University of Exeter, England

“I simply loved the beaches, sea views and the picturesque bays around Wellington. The support I received since arriving at Massey was great.”
Nadja Doth

University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Life at Massey

There's lots to get involved in at Massey, and plenty of help at hand if you need it.

Clubs and societies

Join a club or society to meet other students or try something new.

Discover student clubs and societies

Student services and support

We offer a wide range of services to help you stay well and happy while you're with us – including counselling, health services and support for students with disabilities.

View services and support


Live on your campus to get the most from your Massey experience.

Find accommodation

International student care

The International Student Care team are here to help you settle into Massey, answer your questions and offer help and advice if you need it.

Get support

Start your journey to Massey

How to apply for study abroad or exchange at Massey

A guide to applying to come to Massey for study abroad or exchange. Check deadlines, find entry requirements and get the form.

Get ready for study abroad or exchange at Massey

Everything you need to do after you accept your Offer of Place – get a visa, enrol in courses, book your accommodation and more.

Fees, costs & scholarships

Check study abroad and student exchange fees, learn what it costs to live in New Zealand, and search for scholarships.

Internship opportunities

Get experience working for a New Zealand company or government agency while you study at Massey – or come and intern for us.

Virtual study abroad programme

Take online courses at Massey, and transfer your credits back to your degree programme at your home university.

Global Student-Athlete programme

Complete an elite sports training programme while you study at our Manawatū campus in Palmerston North.

Got questions about studying with us? Contact our Office of Global Engagement.

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
New Zealand

Postal address

Office of Global Engagement (PN721)
Massey University
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand