Where can I study?

We have modern campuses in Auckland, located on the North Shore; Manawatū, based in Palmerston North, the student city; and Wellington, based in the heart of the capital city. There is also the option of distance and online learning, either in New Zealand or overseas.

Auckland campus

In the heart of one of New Zealand’s fastest growing regions, Massey's Auckland campus is the proud home of New Zealand’s first university trading room. This state-of-the-art facility provides would-be fund managers with a truly innovative learning environment and ensures they will be job-ready upon graduation. The campus is located a short drive from the heart of New Zealand's largest and most vibrant city, and is surrounded by a thriving business and retail community, which provides many opportunities for students seeking part-time employment.

The campus offers a performing arts theatre for the expressive arts students, a trading room creating an applied experience for finance students, and much more. There is free on-campus parking, an excellent bus service, great facilities including a recreation centre, science labs, modern library, cafés and student central, where students socialise. In 2015, the 292-bed student accommodation village (Te Ohanga) was opened which is located in the heart of the campus so that students only have a very short walk to the library, lecture theatres and the dining hall.

Read more about Massey's Auckland campus here.

Manawatū campus

Located in Palmerston North city, the Manawatū campus reflects its history as the original campus, with lovely heritage buildings in a parklike setting. The campus leads the University’s research culture, and offers more than 8000 students over 150 qualifications within sciences, health, business, and humanities and social sciences.

As New Zealand’s premier institution for life sciences, agricultural, horticultural and veterinary teaching and research, Massey Manawatū champions industrial innovation within food science and technology, biotechnology, advanced material sciences and product development.

We partner with the Bio Commerce Centre (BCC) to support the commercial development of our research and widen our engagement with industrial partners both in New Zealand and worldwide.

The campus has a huge range of clubs and societies – so it’s easy to make friends and start new adventures. It boasts rugby and soccer fields along with the Sport and Rugby Institute, an award-winning recreation centre, an equestrian centre (and some students do bring their horses to university with them) and an all-weather Olympic-standard athletics track. And, you will find four-star affordable accommodation on campus. What’s more, there’s a bus service that’s free for students all over the city!

Read more about Massey's Manawatū campus here.

Wellington campus

Known as the `Creative Campus’, Massey Wellington is a vibrant place with groundbreaking research centres and an abundance of talented students. It’s a place where you will be challenged to think differently and apply your creative thinking in new ways.

The centrally located campus, in the heart of Wellington’s arts and cultural district, includes the magnificent New Zealand Dominion Museum building and a café, bar and student common room. The campus has about 3200 students and is small, friendly and casual. There is also a great student accommodation complex close to the campus and the city centre.

This niche campus offers internationally recognised programmes in business enterprise, communication, design and fine arts, health science, journalism and nursing.

Massey Wellington is also home to New Zealand’s most distinguished School of Design, and world-class research centres including the Centre for Public Health Research, the Sleep/Wake Research Centre, the Māori Health Research Centre, the Centre for Small and Medium Enterprise Research, the Centre for Disaster Research, and the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

With new facilities such as a media and drama lab, it is also home to New Zealand’s oldest and most respected School of Communications, Journalism and Marketing.

With connections across the capital city of New Zealand, the campus forms an important point of reference and engagement for business, industry and government and contributes to the vibrant cultural life of Wellington. 

Read more about Massey's Wellington campus here.

Leaders in online and borderless education

Massey University is a pioneer and world leader in the provision of online and borderless learning. Our students have been receiving world-class distance education for more than half a century. Our teaching is research-led and ranks higher in international comparisons than any other major distance learning provider in Australasia.

Our courses for students living overseas are designed to allow people to fit study around work and family commitments. We understand that people wishing to upskill and enhance their qualifications lead busy lives, and we help to make university study possible for students who do not have the time or ability to get to a local university campus.

Learning online and by distance is the "new normal" of higher education, as more students choose to study part-time whilst continuing to work. A mix of blended and online learning has the advantage of allowing students to achieve their personal and professional goals without having to leave their jobs. Our students can continue to earn as they learn, and importantly there is no difference in the teaching standards when studying from overseas, as the lecturers who teach you also teach on our campuses.

Read more about learning online.