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Massey University

Location Manawatu Campus, Palmerston North New Zealand
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Ranking

# 284

QS World University Rankings
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43

Undergraduate programs
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56

Postgraduate programs
stars

5+

QS stars

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?

  • Ranked in the top 300 universities in the world
  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • More than 5,000 international students from over 100 countries
  • Modern facilities across three campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington

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?

  • Ranked in the top 300 universities in the world
  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • More than 5,000 international students from over 100 countries
  • Modern facilities across three campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #308
  • 2014
    #=343
  • 2015
    #346
  • 2016
    #337
  • 2017
    #=340
  • 2018
    #=316
  • 2019
    #=332
  • 2020
    #287
  • 2021
    #272
  • 2022
    #284

Ranking criteria

35.9
Overall
29.9
Academic Reputation
24.4
Employer Reputation
33.6
Faculty Student Ratio
23.7
Citations per Faculty
99.1
International Faculty Ratio
99.2
International Students Ratio
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Available programs

Massey University offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees, diplomas and certificates to international students studying on one of our three campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington, as well as a growing number now available fully online. These programmes are delivered by our five academic colleges of Business, Creative Arts, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences. Massey University is characterised by the applied nature of many of its programmes and we are proud of our special expertise in the areas of technology, science, applied science and business studies.

In additional to an excellent education, Massey University can offer you a great student experience, a variety of accommodation options and plenty of support while you study.  

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

Find out more about the study options available to international students in our international prospectus or read more about:

  • Academic entry requirements by country
  • English language requirements
  • How to apply
  • What you can study online


If you have any questions then please contact us on [email protected]

Massey University has an international reputation for its research innovation and excellence. We have thousands of students engaging in a wide range of research projects across a plethora of disciplines. These programmes are delivered by our five academic colleges:

  • Business
  • Creative Arts
  • Health
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Sciences


For more information about postgraduate study at Massey, view the complete list of programmes open to international students in our International Prospectus. If you're a prospective PhD student then find out more about our Graduate Research School.

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

In addition to excellent study opportunities Masey University can also provide you with a range of accommodation options and excellent support while you study.

If you have any questions then please contact us on [email protected]

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