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Over 5000 international students from 100 countries
study with us each year


University preparation programmes


University preparation

If you need to improve your academic requirements for admission to Massey, our pathway programmes will give you the necessary skills for admission and successful study.

Our pathway programmes are designed by world-class teaching and academic staff to help students move easily into their chosen degree programme. Massey University provides students with flexible options to meet their individual study needs.

 English language programmes


English language programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills in order to meet requirements for admission to Massey, our English language pathway programmes will give you the necessary skills for admission and successful study. All classes are tailored to students English language level with content related to the programme of study they wish to pursue. The focus is on the key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.


 English language tests


English language test

PaCE works with leading providers of international and occupational English language testing to provide you with the English language skills you need to succeed in your studies and careers. This includes the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Occupational English Test (OET).

Start your studies online in semester two 2021.

Semester two 2021

Contact the international team for study advice.

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Study online

International students can study online with Massey from anywhere in the world without needing to travel to New Zealand.

Study by distance

Meet our students

Admission and enrolment

To study at Massey, you first need to apply for admission into your programme. Once you are accepted, you can apply for courses. Education agents can help you to apply for admission to the University and guide you through the visa process.

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Study locations and accommodation

New Zealand

As an international student you can study on campus in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington.

You can only study courses by distance while living in New Zealand if your study visa allows it. Contact the international team for more advice on studying by distance in New Zealand.

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Anywhere in the world

If you'd prefer to stay in your home country, you can choose to study fully online without needing to travel to New Zealand.

Study online

Getting help and support

Help with admission and enrolment

The international team can help you with admission and enrolment.

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International student support

Massey University provides a high level of support to all international students. We provide a range of services to ensure you get the help and assistance you require.

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Student life services

A large number of online and on-campus support services are available to you, including disability, financial, counselling and health, and career services.

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Academic support

Access a wide range of study support services and resources that are designed to help you enhance your academic skills at all levels of study.

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About Massey University

Our reputation is supported by our international rankings, accreditations and associations. Based on QS World University Rankings, Massey University is:

  • ranked in the top 300 universities in the world
  • rated five stars plus.

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Financing your studies

Costs and fees

As an International Student, you need to carefully consider and plan for the cost of studying at Massey University. The fees differ according to the degree or qualification you wish to apply for and whether you study in New Zealand on a Massey University campus or from overseas by distance education. Fees must be paid before you start your programme of study.

International fee informationProgrammes and fees (pdf 263KB)

Financial assistance and scholarships

A range of scholarships and financial assistance packages are available to international students studying at Massey University. 

ScholarshipsFinancial aid for US students


All international students are required by the NZ Ministry of Education to be covered by appropriate and current medical and travel insurance. The insurance must cover you for the duration of your planned period of study in New Zealand. 

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PhD tuition policy

The New Zealand Government has approved a policy for new international student Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) applicants that offers international students the same level of tuition fees as New Zealand domestic students.

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Workload planning tool

Estimate how much time you'll need for study.

OWLL (Online Writing and Learning Link)

Improve your academic writing skills.


Test your ability and access mathematics resources.