UK Direct: Massey University
Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand
Program OverviewMassey is New Zealand’s only multi-campus university, with locations in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. With an 80-year tradition of academic
excellence, Massey offers a vast range of subjects, with key emphasis on natural sciences, engineering, creative arts and business.
Some subjects are offered at all three campuses, while others are taught at just one of the Massey campuses.
You must ensure all your chosen subjects are taught at the same campus. It is not possible to travel between the campuses for different classes.
WHICH AREAS OF STUDY ARE OFFERED AT EACH CAMPUS?
Click on the link to see which subjects are taught at which campus - Massey University subjects by campus
When reviewing course codes to determine if a Massey course is right for you, the first three numbers are the department code. The fourth number tells you the level.
For example 286.101 is an Equine Studies course at Freshman 100 level. 286.401 is an Equine Studies course at Senior 400 level.
HOW DO I FIND WHAT COURSES ARE OFFERED AT MASSEY?
Search the Massey University online course catalog to find the courses that are right for you.
HOW MANY COURSES SHOULD I TAKE AT MASSEY AND HOW MUCH CREDIT WILL I EARN?
Students generally take four courses in a semester. Each course is worth 15 Massey credits.
60 Massey credits per semester converts to 12 - 15 US credits.
Make sure the courses will be offered in the semester you are applying for!
Massey semester 1 (February - June) = UK spring semester (January - May)
Massey semester 2 (July - November) = UK fall semester (August - December)
PLEASE NOTE: UK students are not required to pay the course fees listed on the syllabus for each course. These course fees are included in the program fee paid
to Massey University. Students are responsible for non-tuition fees such as course component fees.
WHICH SEMESTER SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
The academic year at Massey University runs from February to November.
Their spring semester is February to June. They call it Semester One.
Their fall semester is July to November. They can it Semester Two
You can apply to participate for one semester only.
You can apply to participate for the equivalent of the UK academic year - semester two followed by semester one.
You can apply to participate for the Massey academic year - semester one followed by semester two. This is the equivalent of UK's spring semester followed by UK's
fall semester. It's the application option we call Alternate Academic Year.
Auckland is an international city built around a stunning harbor. It is New Zealand's largest urban area with a diverse multi-cultural population and world-class features and facilities. The Auckland campus is part of the North Shore, which is just 20 minutes drive from the center of Auckland. The campus is compact and modern, offering state-of-the-art lecture facilities. Classes are small, teaching is interactive, and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.
Palmerston North campus
The Palmerston north campus is home to around 9,000 students, Massey’s original campus is bicycle-friendly and set among beautiful park-like grounds. It is made up of two locations split by the Manawatu River. Turitea is across the river from the city and Hokowhitu is on the city-side. Sport and off-campus adventure are also part of the city's attraction. Minutes from campus are some of the best mountain bike tracks anywhere. It's only two hours' drive to the capital city of Wellington, to vineyards and beaches in Hawke's Bay, or to snow-covered ski slopes at Mount Ruapehu in wintertime.
Resting on the edge of a spectacular harbor, encircled by green, towering hills, Wellington is a stunning and compact city. Vibrant, exciting and cultured, the nation's capital combines the stimulation and sophistication of a big city with the quirkiness of a charming village. Extending just two kilometers in diameter, Wellington is a truly "walking city." Here you'll find a unique blend of national treasures, arts and culture, gastronomic delights, shopping sensations and scenic beauty, all conveniently located at the bottom of the North Island.
Global Student Athlete (GSA) program
GSA enables male and female student-athletes to combine international coaching and training with one or two semesters of overseas study.
The training and conditioning sessions are structured to be available outside your normal classroom hours. This enables you to keep up with your studies.
All GSA options are based at the Palmerston North campus. You will train with the elite sportspeople of the Manawatu region and have opportunities to engage with both professional athletes and New Zealand representatives of your sport.
- Strength and Conditioning provides athletes from any sport with structured personal training sessions to improve their stamina and fitness.
- Elite Sport Services combine comprehensive workshops, performance tracking, and a sport centre membership.
- Rugby is an opportunity for overseas rugby players to train alongside professional coaches and athletes in New Zealand.
- Equestrian gives experienced riders three riding sessions per week, focusing on dressage or showjumping, and all necessary equipment for your horse.
- Golf offers weekly private lessons, matches with a golf pro, a course, driving range, and practice fairway membership, and reciprocal rights at other courses.
- Cricket includes coaching by international players, weekly training sessions, placement into a local cricket team, and enrolment in Elite Sport Services.
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines.
Students must possess a valid passport at the time of application to this program.
2 | UK Education Abroad & Massey University
Students must apply first to EA and then Massey University
For More Info, Contact:
Make an appointment with an EA advisor.
Students will earn transfer credit from the Host University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by the Host University. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
- PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
- Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Housing & Meals
Massey University offers a range of accommodation options at its three campuses. Students can choose to live in a hall of residence, an apartment or a studio unit. The university will also help you arrange homestay accommodation.
Cost and meal options will depend on which type of accommodation you choose. The accommodation and meal costs provided in the program budgets are estimates only.
Auckland campus accommodation
Palmerston North accommodation
Massey University will provide you with a comprehensive orientation program after your arrival on campus.
The best way to meet people is to take part in Massey’s vibrant student life. The student associations on each campus organize clubs and societies covering everything from sports teams, academic societies, religious groups, sports teams, outdoor adventure clubs, to special interest organizations.
Massey is committed to being a welcoming place for LBGT students and employees. It's one of the only universities in New Zealand to be Rainbow Tick certified. UniQ or Pride Clubs run on all three campuses for LGBT students and allies.
Massey is a fantastic place to be if you are into sports. It's the first university in New Zealand to be named an ‘athlete-friendly’ university by High Performance Sport New Zealand. You can join rugby, cricket, and netball teams, in addition to a whole roster of other sports.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please click on the Program Cost and Budget information for each term. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.