Massey University

New Zealand

Massey University was created in 1927 when the agricultural colleges of Victoria University College and Auckland University College were merged. Massey Agricultural College was named after former New Zealand Prime Minister William Fergusson Massey. In 1963 it merged with Palmerston North University College to become Massey University.

It has campuses in Palmerston North, Albany, and Wellington and has over 30,000 students, including over 5,000 international students from 100 countries. Massey University is ranked in the top 300 global universities in the QS World University Rankings and has a QS 5 Stars rating.

What is the Massey University acceptance rate for International Students?

 The Massey University acceptance rate is 65%.

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Campus Life

The facilities at Massey University are built to support students in every way. Massey University has several libraries across its campuses that provide access to various resources, including books, journals, and databases. It is the only university in New Zealand with a dedicated airfield where you can fly single- and twin-engine planes. Several laboratories are available for student use. The Sports and Recreation Centre contains a fitness centre, multi-use sports hall, climbing wall, squash courts, rugby and soccer fields, an athletics track, and Massey University Equestrian Centre.

City Life

Whether you’re studying at Auckland, Palmerston North, or Wellington, Massey University offers diverse, multicultural campuses. Palmerston North in particular, is a real student city with ⅓ of its residents between the ages of 15 and 30 and a very affordable cost of living.


The Massey University Career Centre helps students and graduates build the skills and knowledge needed to advance in their careers. They are available online or in person while studying for up to three years after graduation. This includes career talks, workshops, drop-in sessions, online seminars, and employer presentations.


The acceptance rate for Massey University is 65%,

The student-to-faculty ratio at Massey University is generally around 19:1.

International students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English through an approved English language test, such as IELTS or TOEFL. The required score varies depending on the program of study.

The cost of living in New Zealand can vary depending on the city and lifestyle. However, on average, international students should budget around NZD 15,000 to NZD 20,000 per year for living expenses.

International students can apply for a range of scholarships to support their studies. The Vice Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship is for high-achieving international students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their previous studies. It provides a partial tuition fee waiver of up to NZD 15,000. The Massey University Doctoral Scholarship is for international students who wish to undertake doctoral studies at Massey University. It provides a stipend of up to NZD 27,500 per year and a partial tuition fee waiver. The Massey University International Student Study Award is for international students enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate program at Massey University. It provides a partial tuition fee waiver of up to NZD 5,000. The Massey University Creative Arts International Excellence Scholarship is for international students who wish to study creative arts at Massey University. It provides a partial tuition fee waiver of up to NZD 20,000. The Massey Business School International Excellence Scholarship is for international students who wish to study business at Massey University. It provides a partial tuition fee waiver of up to NZD 15,000. New Zealand Development Scholarships are for international students from eligible developing countries who wish to study in New Zealand. They provide full tuition fees, living expenses, and travel costs. The range of scholarships available for international students is comprehensive, and many students are eligible for the different types.

The Massey University is ranked 272nd in the QS World University Rankings.


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