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Massey University

  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private


  • FOCUS Comprehensive


With its heritage, range of programmes and the flexibility of its distance teaching, Massey University offers students from around the world the ability to tailor their study to meet their needs and at the same time connect closely with industry, professional organisations and local communities.

Massey University is also the leading university in New Zealand for online and borderless education and we offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees students can complete fully online.

Studying at Massey University offers a uniquely New Zealand experience in a world class teaching and research environment.

Why Massey?

  • In the top 3% of universities worldwide
  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • More than 4,400 international students from over 100 countries
  • Modern facilities across three campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington

Auckland campus

Our Auckland campus provides access to our long history of expertise in research and teaching, while enjoying state-of-the-art academic and recreational facilities. It is a beautiful campus, where teaching is interactive, progressive, and research led. The campus is home to a diverse range of internationally-recognised programmes and provides a great environment in which to study, achieve excellence and enjoy student life.

Palmerston North campus

Massey Manawatū in Palmerston North is about connecting and growing in specialties such as Agribusiness and Food Technology, supported by world class teaching and research. It is home to top academics across a wide range of disciplines including our internationally recognised Veterinary Science and Aviation programmes. The campus boasts great sporting facilities, a state-of-the-art food plant, seven farms and there is plenty to do in Palmerston North – a truly student friendly city.

Wellington campus

Our Wellington campus is a friendly and vibrant place where you will be challenged to apply your creative thinking in new ways. It is home to New Zealand’s most distinguished School of Design, and world-class research centres for public health, sleep, Māori health, disaster research, and tertiary teaching excellence. It is also home to our postgraduate journalism programme, the oldest qualification of its kind in the country.

Borderless campus

Massey University has been a distance education provider for over 50 years and each year, 15,000 students study by distance education with us. To meet the growing demand from students living around the world, Massey University is expanding our international delivery by distance education. Many of our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes are now available fully online to international students via our borderless campus.

This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 9 categories.
Social Responsibility
Specialist Criteria
  • 36.20
    Overall Score
  • 37.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 35.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 96.8
    International Faculty
  • 86.6
    International Students
  • 81.90
    Overall Score
  • 77.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 90.3
    Citations per Paper
  • 81.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 77.7
    H-index Citations
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 81.5
    Graduate Employment Rate
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

Number of academic faculty staff

In total

Number of students

Postgraduate 27%
Undergraduate 73%

Number of international students

Postgraduate 41%
Undergraduate 59%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

47 Undergraduate Courses

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87 Postgraduate Courses

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English Language Proficiency Requirements

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