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Study by distance

Online study for international students

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Massey University has a five star rating for online

QS Stars University Ratings


International students can study online with Massey from anywhere in the world without needing to travel to New Zealand. Find online study options in your areas of interest.




Undergraduate programmes

Postgraduate programmes

Creative arts


Humanities and social sciences


Humanities and social sciences

Undergraduate programmes

Postgraduate programmes


Short courses


Short courses

Some of these courses are free to study. They are not accredited and not recognised as formal qualifications.

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.


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Study in New Zealand

Our campuses are in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Find out more about studying in New Zealand.

Study in New Zealand

Meet our students

How online 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
  • sit exams 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. We can help you access journal articles and ebooks online.


Getting help and support

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

Help with admission and enrolment

Contact us for assistance with your application.


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 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

Join a leading University in online and borderless education

Massey University has been a distance education provider for over 50 years and one in 16 New Zealanders have studied with us through distance education. Massey University's reputation is supported by its international rankings, accreditations and associations. Based on QS World University Rankings, Massey is:

  • ranked in the top 300 universities in the world
  • rated 5 stars plus based on nine categories, including online

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Admission and enrolment

To apply to study at Massey University, go to your preferred programme and click on the Apply now! button.


Workload planning tool

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OWLL (Online Writing and Learning Link)

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