New Zealand's leading university for distance learning


Find programmes you can study by distance.

Find courses you can study by distance.

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How distance learning works

Studying online

Stream is Massey's online learning platform. Depending on your course, you could be using Stream to watch online presentations, interact with lecturers and peers, take quizzes, submit assignments and more. Stream gives you greater control of your learning by allowing you to replay or re-read lessons you’re not clear about.

About StreamStream login for students

Assessments and examinations

Depending on your course, you might:

  • submit written assignments
  • complete online quizzes
  • participate in online discussion forums
  • attend contact workshops, field trips or practical exercises
  • sit exams on campus or at one of our distance examination centres.

ExaminationsCourse work and assessment

Using the Library

You can access a wealth of resources and contemporary publications through our award-winning Library from anywhere in New Zealand. We can send you course-related books by post and help you access journal articles.


In-person attendance

Some of our distance courses include contact workshops or placements you need to attend in person. These provide you with opportunities to meet other students, receive face-to-face tuition and gain real-life experiences. Most contact workshops are held on Massey University campuses. Once you've received information about your contact workshops or placements, you will need to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements.

About our campusesAccommodation at Massey

Getting help and support

Although you're studying at a distance, help and advice is close at hand should you need it.

Student life services

A large number of on-campus and online support services are available to distance students, 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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Māori and Pasifika student services

A range of specialist services are provided for Māori and Pasifika students.


Why study by distance?


You're no longer isolated as a distance student because you've got all these different ways to connect with people, particularly with the online community of other students.

Trish Matson
Bachelor of Arts (English)

Financing your studies

Costs and fees

Cost is an important factor for most people considering tertiary study. As a distance student, you might also need to consider travel and accommodation costs for on-campus contact workshops.

Fees information


You might qualify for an interest-free student loan or financial assistance with your tuition fees, books, and materials. Visit the StudyLink website to find out more and to apply online.

StudyLink website

Fees Free

The New Zealand government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number. Current Massey students will find their National Student Number on their student homepage.

Fees Free websiteStudent homepage


Explore the range of awards, grants and scholarships offered to assist you with your study-related expenses.

Search scholarshipsMassey@Distance scholarships

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.

Admission and enrolment

Student experience


Massey@Distance (M@D) aims to make study easier for distance students. It's run by distance students for distance students.

Students' associations and societies

Students' associations and societies aim to make sure that university students enjoy the best university experience possible.


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.