About Massey University

Massey University is New Zealand's defining university, with three major campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Massey is characterized by the applied nature of its teaching and research programmes and by its special expertise in the fields of Sciences, Food Technology, Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Education and Business.

Academic staff in many fields are internationally renowned, and leading-edge research is undertaken across the colleges, often in collaboration with other universities, research institutions and industry. Massey has a proud record of using this expertise to work with developing countries, and the focus on technology and business means the students continue to meet international demands.


Massey University is one of New Zealand's largest universities with more than 34,000 students studying across three vibrant campuses. It welcomes approximately 4,000 international students from more than 100 countries each year. Massey also have a growing number of international students studying virtually through our world-class distance education programmes.

Massey has over 100 active international relationships and academic agreements with foreign universities to foster study abroad and student exchange opportunities for encouraging student mobility and diversity.

Massey pride relies on the relevance of the programmes, on openness to students of diverse backgrounds spanning age, geographic location, educational background, ethnicity and culture, on the support they provide for students through our commitment as a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, and on the relationships they have built with the alumni worldwide

Massey is known for:

  • Groundbreaking research
  • The applied nature of many of our teaching and research programmes
  • Contribution to land-based industries
  • Distinctive mix of campus-based, distance and international teaching
  • Commitment to innovation
  • Close links with the community
  • An 80-year tradition of academic excellence