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Massey University

New Zealand
  • 346 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 343 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 337 QS World University Rankings 2015
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International students 17%
Institution type Public

About Massey University

Massey is truly the 'University of New Zealand'. It is the only multi-campus university in New Zealand that have 36,000 students in total, including distance learning students. The university was founded more than 80 years ago and have been breaking new grounds in all areas of expertise including business, creative art, health, science and humanities and social science.

Massey University is an innovative, self-reliant, outward-facing institution. Students can expect a teaching and learning environment that will enable them to be creative, connected and innovative contributors to society. Massey University is a research-led university that is committed to the application of knowledge.

Campus information

With a tradition of academic excellence, Massey University is the nearest thing New Zealand has to a national university. It has nearly 18,000 students enrolled on three main campuses, with approximately 17,000 national and worldwide distance learning (extramural) students. 

Massey University has over 30 institutes, schools, departments and centres in our five colleges. Each institute, school, department and centre focuses on a unique group of related subject areas.

Massey University’s innovative Auckland / Ōtehā campus is located on the North Shore of New Zealand’s largest city – Auckland. The campus grounds are peaceful with many native trees and plants, yet it’s only a five minute walk to the expansive Westfield shopping centre with its movie theatres, shops, restaurants and numerous fast food outlets. If you want to travel further, there are buses running regular routes around the North Shore region and into Auckland city.

The Manawatu campus is located in Palmerston North and is one of the best places in the country to experience the real student lifestyle. With a huge portion of the population under 25 it is the perfect place for learning and living.

The Wellington campus is in New Zealand's capital city and is a great place to live. It is a compact city, set between a magnificent harbour and rolling green hills, where shops, exciting galleries and great restaurants are within easy walking distance. The Wellington Campus is centrally located near the city's artistic and entertainment quarters of Cuba Street and Courtenay Place in the heart of Wellington.


At Massey University want to ensure that your accommodation is complementary to your studies.

Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington all have a variety of on-campus accommodation options, including Halls of Residence, Apartments, Studio Units and Homestays.

The university also have experienced staff who can help you to find the right accommodation. Accommodation staff on their three campuses provide advice on everything from choosing Halls of Residence, information on private accommodation options, advice on signing tenancy agreements, dispute resolution, and budget management.


Courses available 14

Accounting & Finance 2 Agriculture Studies 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Architecture, Building 2 Aviation 1 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 2 Creative Arts & Design 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Sports Science 1


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