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Tuition fees for international students
See what you can expect to pay in tuition fees as an international student at Massey. The cost of tuition depends on the qualification and how long your study lasts. Fees may also change.
On this page:
- About the tuition fees estimates
- Pre-degree or pathway qualifications
- Undergraduate qualifications
- Graduate qualifications
- Postgraduate qualifications
- PhDs and professional doctorates
- Paying your fees
- Contact us
About the tuition fees estimates
We charge a tuition fee for each course you enrol in for your qualification. You choose different courses to make up enough credits to get your qualification. Your fees are confirmed when you have enrolled in courses in the student portal. Your final tuition fees are listed in your Offer of Enrolment.
Everyone's tuition fees are different because fees are for the courses you enrol in. Fees are likely to increase each year.
Not all qualifications are outlined here. If you can't find costs for your qualification, look up the cost for the individual courses that make up your qualification on the course details pages.
These fees do not include non-tuition fees, which include additional compulsory fees.
The fees stated are estimates only and include GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax).
Find out how to plan your study
Programmes available to internationals (346 KB)
Pre-degree or pathway qualifications
Pre-degree qualifications help you meet the entry requirements for university. They are also called foundation qualifications or pathways.
You can study these qualifications even if you do not plan to apply for an undergraduate degree.
This table shows the 2022 estimated fees for the different pre-degree qualifications and how long each one takes.
|Pre-degree or pathway qualification||Length of study||Estimate of total tuition fees|
|English language short course||5 weeks modules||$2,375|
|English Academic Purposes||10 weeks||$4,750|
|Foundation Certificate (International)||1 semester||$12,440|
|Foundation Certificate (International – Accelerated)||1 year||$24,880|
Your tuition fees vary depending on what you choose to specialise in as your 'major' subject area and the courses you choose in your degree.
Completing a bachelor's degree usually takes three years.
This table shows the 2022 estimated tuition fees in different subject areas for international students by course and year. It’s based on taking eight courses of 15 credits each over one year to reach the standard 120 credits. Remember that courses in some subject areas could cost you more than others.
|Undergraduate degree – subject area||Estimate of tuition fees for each course||Estimate of tuition fees for each year|
(Air transport pilot – first year 180 credits)
|$4,522.50 to $17,042.40||$94,842.50|
|Aviation Management||$3915.00 to $4,685.20||$31,320.00|
|Engineering||$4,686.25 to $5,161.25||$37,490.00 to $41,290.00|
|Medical Laboratory Science||$4,686.25||$37,490.00|
|Speech Language Therapy||$4,686.25||$37,490.00|
|Technology||$4,686.25 to $5,161.25||$37,490.00 to $41,290.00|
|Veterinary Science (year 1)||$6,130.00 to $8,662.50||$49,040.00 to $69,300.00|
|Veterinary Science (years 2 to 5)||$8,662.50||$69,300.00|
International students can choose from different graduate qualifications. See the tables for your estimated tuition fees. The tables are based on the type of qualification and how long it takes.
|Graduate qualification type||Length of study||Estimate of total tuition fees|
|Graduate certificate||1 semester||$17,500|
|Graduate diploma||1 year||$28,000 to $35,000|
International students can study postgraduate qualifications ranging from certificates to doctorates. Tuition fees depend on how much of your individual qualification is taught through courses or is your own research.
For some subject areas, you can study a postgraduate honours year. The honours year costs the same as a postgraduate qualification.
Fees overview by type of qualification
See your estimated tuition fees based on the type of qualification and how long it takes.
|Postgraduate qualification type||Length of study||Estimate of total tuition fees|
|Postgraduate certificate||1 semester||$16,000 to $21,000|
|Postgraduate diploma||1 year||$32,000 to $41,000|
|Postgraduate diploma in veterinary science||1 year||$48,000|
|Master's degree – coursework||1 to 1.5 years||$49,000 to $61,000|
|Master's degree – research||1 to 2 years||$49,000 to $61,000|
|Doctorate||3 to 4 years||$19,000 to $33,000|
Fees overview by area of study
Check these tables for estimated tuition fees in your qualification’s subject or area of study. The tables are based on studying 120 credits each year.
|Postgraduate qualification – area of study||Estimate of tuition fees for each year|
Contact Massey Business School about fees for the:
- Master of Advanced Leadership Practice (MALP)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance
- Executive MBA and PGDip Business – Business Administration.
PhDs and professional doctorates
International students starting work on PhDs and other doctorates pay the same as domestic students. You need to live in New Zealand during your doctoral study to pay domestic fees.
You can do research overseas for up to 12 months in total while you're enrolled and paying domestic fees.
Paying your fees
As a new international student, you need to pay your first full year of tuition fees when you accept your Offer of Place. Once you have paid, you get a Receipt of Payment, which you can use in your student visa application.
If you're a returning student, use your Statement of Account when you apply to Immigration New Zealand to renew your student visa.
Get invoices, receipts and statements from Massey by logging in to the student portal
Pay your fees in different ways
What happens after you apply to Massey
Get in touch with us early about money matters so we can help and point you in the right direction. We want you to succeed with your study at Massey and are here to help.
If you're a current student, include your student ID number when you contact us.
The information on these pages is for estimation purposes only. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, all fees shown on this page are quoted in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax. You should also read the University's Disclaimer Notice before relying on any information on these pages.
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Last updated on Friday 25 February 2022