Massey University admits more than 5,000 international students every year from up to 100 countries into its student populace of more than 30,000. Renowned for its outstanding distance learning and online education, Massey University offers up education to over 11,000 students off-campus and online in 100 degrees, 500 online courses, and several certificate programs through more than 30 institutes, schools, departments, and centers in five colleges. Amongst the degrees offered are certificate, diploma, bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees in various popular fields like MBA, aviation, arts, and engineering. International students willing to study in New Zealand should also note that:
|Application Portal||Online application at Massey University website|
|Mode of Payment||Credit card, internet banking, or telegraphic transfer (UnionPay, AliPay, Trustly, iDeal, etc)|
|Intake Seasons||Summer and winter|
|Work Experience||Required for a few graduate programs|
|Financial aid||Grants, private loans, graduate assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships are available|
International students are advised to apply as early as they can as last-minute applications may not leave time for you to complete course enrolment. (This does not commit their enrolments). Depending on an applicant’s qualification, admission can take a few days or a few weeks to assess. Below are the general application deadlines for international students.
|Semester||New international students living outside New Zealand||Returning international students|
|Semester One and Double Semester||October 31, 2019||January 24, 2020|
|Semester Two||June 20, 2020||July 5, 2020|
|Summer School||October 30, 2020||October 30, 2020|
Note: These class starting dates are constantly altered due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak
|Semester one||February 24 – June 12, 2020|
|Semester two||July 20 – October 16, 2020|
|Summer school||November 16, 2020 – February 2, 2021|
|Bachelor of Aviation||April 1, 2020, for Semester two|
|Executive MBA||February 21, 2020|
|MBA||First batch: January 17, 2020|
Second batch: May 22, 2020
Third batch: September 18, 2020.
|Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing)||June 12, 2020, for July 2020 (Semester Two) starts.|
Massey University admissions for international students is relatively simple if applicants have met the standard entry requirements such as English proficiency tests, documents, passports, transcripts, credentials evaluations if required, and as well meet the deadlines for international students.
Massey University doesn't require SAT, ACT, GMAT, or GRE. The Covid-19 pandemic has only affected its class starting dates and not the application dates as all applications are done online. The application portal, fees, and requirements are almost the same as domestic students; however, international applicants will have to meet additional criteria.
Application portal: Online application at Massey University portal
Application fee: The University doesn't charge for an application fee. However, there are a few changes to some programs.
It is to be noted that, international applicants who schooled outside New Zealand may be required to provide a report from the Educational Credentials Evaluators to determine the equivalency of their academic records.
For inquiries, applicants can contact the international admission team at firstname.lastname@example.org or postal address at:
International Admissions Team
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4442
It is pertinent to know that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Massey University is accepting online testing sites as alternative methods for students to obtain the necessary English requirements for Semester two. These online sites are TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, IELTS Indicator, and Duolingo (only for Chinese applicants). Moreover, test scores for TOEFL/IELTS at Massey are only valid for two years from the test date.
|Program level||IELTS||TOEFL iBT||PTE Academic||Cambridge English|
|Undergraduate||6.0 overall. With no subsections less than 5.5||80 overall with a minimum of 19 in writing||50 overall with a minimum of 42 in communicative skills||170|
|-Postgraduate||6.5 overall. With no band less than 6.0||90 overall with a minimum of 20 in writing.||58 overall with a minimum of 50 in communicative skills||180|
|DAAD (For German students)||A minimum B grade in each section, plus a letter of support applicant’s University.|
However, some colleges may specify a higher level of attainment for Ph.D. applicants.
Some South-Asian country requirements are tabulated below
|Country||Foundation entry requirements||Undergraduate entry requirements|
|India||All India Senior Secondary Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) (Year 12), minimum 65% over four academic subjects OR All India Senior Secondary Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) (Year 12), minimum 75% over 3 academic subjects.||All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12 with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English.|
|Pakistan||International/Higher Secondary Certificate with 60% average (B grade or Division 1)||Successful completion of one year’s study at an internationally recognized tertiary institution|
|Sri Lanka||GCE O-levels with credit grade in four subjects||GCE A-levels with a minimum of three credit passes|
Massey University admissions are offered for undergraduate programs such as Accountancy, Business, Aviation, Nursing, Sports Management, Engineering (Chemical, Bioprocess, Mechatronics, Computer, etc), and Food Technology. All applications are done online.
Application portal: Apply Online at Massey University portal
Application fee: Varies, however, Bachelor of Aviation is 188.70 New Zealand dollars and Veterinary Science Selection is 111.30 New Zealand dollars
Note: At Massey, admissions into Graduate Diplomas require successful completion of at least a three-year diploma or undergraduate degree from a recognized tertiary institution.
Moreover, International freshmen are required to submit all required items and documents to:
Massey University admissions are offered for graduate programs like MBA, Aviation, Master of Arts, Applied Statistics, Engineering (Mechatronics), and Food Technology. After the pandemic, some of these programs are also available to international students through distance learning or online. Such programs amongst those mentioned here MBA, Aviation, and Master of Arts. These courses mentioned are taught physically as well as online.
Application portal: Online application at Massey University
Application fee: None
Below are some requirements for admission into some popular degree programs at Massey University
Due to Covid-19, the university has moved all its teaching and learning activities to online for now. However, it is announced that some activities like libraries, recreation centers, and some food outlets, have re-opened from Monday, May 18, 2020. All programs below are taught online, for now, however, after the pandemic, programs that are also available online are indicated below.
|Requirements||MBA (available online)||Engineering (Mechatronics) –M.Eng||Aviation -MAv (available online)||Food Technology –M.Sc||Master of Arts (available online)|
|Application Fee (Non-refundable) in New Zealand dollars||None||None||None||None||None|
|Essay||Not required||Required||Not required||Required||Not required|
|GMAT/GRE||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required|
|Work Experience||Required||Required||Not required||Not required||Not required|
|CV/resume||Not required||Required||Not required||Not required||Not required|
|Recommendations||Maybe required||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required|
|Interviews||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required|
Admission at Massey is relatively easy if applicants apply early and submit the required documents. At Massey, applicants can receive an acknowledgment from the school within one week of submitting their application through email. Thereafter, documents will be requested of them and accessed, and if they meet the standards, applicants will be offered an admission Offer of Place. When applicants accept the Offer of Place, they will be required to pay the necessary fees. After the payments of fees have been confirmed by Massey, applicants will be issued an international Receipt of Payment, which will be necessary for the application of visa.
When applying, applicants are always required to upload electronic copies.
Preferably, applicants can contact the international admission office through at email@example.com or
Ques. What is the best application method for Massey University Admissions?
Ans. Apply online at Massey University portal
Ques. Which is better: studying on-campus or off-campus at Massey University?
Ans. Studying on-campus is better because it exposes students faster to internships opportunities posted on notice boards on campus and it is cost-effective. Moreover, students living on-campus stand a greater chance of being accepted as a Teaching Assistant/Part-Time Assistant by their professors.
Ques. Is Massey University a good university for international students?
Ans. Each year, over 5,000 students gain admission to study at Massey University. It is internationally recognized as a provider of quality education and as one of the top universities in New Zealand.
Ques. What programs are available for international students at Massey University?
Ans. There are 37 baccalaureate degrees, over 50 master's degrees, and three doctoral degrees spanning areas like business, accountancy, engineering, aviation, nursing, and sports.
Ques. How well is Massey University recognized globally?
Ans. Massey University has an affiliation with over 200 institutions worldwide and it is constantly ranked amongst the top 3% of universities globally
Ques. How many students study at Massey University?
Ans. Over 30,000 students are studying at Massey University. More so, more than 5000 international students are admitted into Massey every year.
Ques. Helpful tip for starting undergrads at Massey?
Ans. Since the environs of Massey is always buzzing with social activities, newly admitted international students are advised to keep their heads down and study hard since their need to be amongst the top 5% graduates to get a job easily.