Fees, costs and scholarships for study abroad and exchange , Ngā utu me ngā karahipi hei ako ki tāwāhi me te whakawhiti

Check the fees for our study abroad and exchange programmes, find out what it costs to live in New Zealand, and search for scholarships to pay for your time at Massey.

Tuition fees

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.

Study abroad

Our study abroad programme has a fixed tuition fee for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Study abroad 2024 fee: $12,500 per semester

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This fee:

  • 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.

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Extra fees for all students

Non-tuition fees

You may need to pay some extra fees for administration services that Massey or the students' association provide. We call these non-tuition fees.

See a complete list of non-tuition fees at Massey

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
  • accommodation
  • your living costs
  • any travelling you want to do while you're here.

Visa costs

Visit Immigration New Zealand to check the cost of your student visa.

Immigration New Zealand

Exchange students

Check Exchange Student Visa fees on Immigration New Zealand

Study abroad students

Find Fee-paying Student Visa fees on Immigration New Zealand

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.

Find out what Studentsafe insurance costs and how to use another policy


Most study abroad and exchange students live in Massey's halls of residence.

Visit our accommodation pages to discover what it costs to live on campus

Living costs

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.

Calculate your living expenses on StudyLink


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.

Search our scholarships

International Mobility Team


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

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.