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    Massey University Ranking, Programs, Application Deadlines, Admission 2021, Fees, Scholarships

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    Massey University is one of the best public universities founded in 1927 and located in Palmerston North, North Island, New Zealand. It is a leading university that provides a wide array of online and on-campus programs in undergraduate, graduate and certificate, diploma, and study abroad programs. The total enrolment last year was about 19,000 including 5000 international students from more than 100 countries worldwide. Massey University is known for world-class teaching and research amongst top universities in New Zealand. It assists its students by offering several scholarships and grants. Some of the major programs offered here are Business, Social Sciences, Education, and Creative Arts.

    The fee for the Engineering program is NZD 36,390 for 4 years course while most of the 3 years bachelor’s programs cost NZD 33,770. It is the only university in New Zealand that offers Aviation, Nanoscience, Dispute Resolution, and Veterinary Medicine programs. with 37th rank for impact ranking 2021 by Times Higher Education makes it one the most reputed university to study in New Zealand. Applicants can apply for semester 2 admission on or before June 1, 2021.

    Massey University Ranking 2021

    The 2021 ranking of MU by some of the most reputed websites/institutions is following:

    • 272nd globally in QS World Ranking
    • Featured with 5+ star marking by QS Ranking
    • Ranked 19th in QS WUR Ranking
    • Ranked among 301-500th for graduate employability rate ranking by QS World Ranking
    • Globally ranked among 601-800th by Times Higher Education
    • 37th in impact ranking by Times Higher Education


    Establishment Year 1927
    Application Portal Online portal
    Application Fee Not Required
    Student & Faculty Ratio 10:1
    Admissions Email
    GPA Required 2.7 on a scale of 4.0
    Mode of Payment Debit/Credit Card
    Academic Calendar Semester based
    Intake session Semester Wise
    Work Experience Optional
    Financial Aid Course wise financial aid & Scholarship

    Massey University Campus

    Massey University one of the largest residential universities in New Zealand. It is the only university that has 3 campuses full of student facilities and ambiances. It has 3 campuses in Palmerston, Albany, and Wellington.

    • Each of the three campuses of Massey University has a library, recreation facilities, cafeterias, residential buildings, etc
    • Each campus has university-managed accommodation facilities, online visa renewable processing centers.
    • All 3 campuses have private, local, and university-owned housing facilities
    • Going by student reviews of Massey University, it has great sport and recreation infrastructure.
    • It provides gym, physiotherapy, athletics track, personal trainer and other facilities
    • It has various student clubs and societies where students from diverse participate together
    • Albany, Palmerston, and Wellington campus have respectively 7000, 9000, and 4000 students living capacity

    Massey University Accommodation

    The accommodation charge of beds, apartments, and beds depending on the size and facilities being provided to students. Admitted students of MU get a wide range of accommodation facilities near campus. Apartments, Flats, and Houses with single, double, and triple beds are available. Students have full access to pick the best accommodation based on comfort and funds.

    The charge for an Apartment is following:

    Size 1 Bedroom Apartment (cost NZD) 1 Bedroom Flat (cost NZD) 1 Bedroom House (cost NZD)
    Low Quartile 370 340 413
    Median Rent 390 380 420
    Upper Quartile 420 405 424

    Massey University Programs

    Massey University has 60 years of experience in offering digital programs in several areas of study

    • It provides the widest offering in digital teaching technology in New Zealand
    • It offers online and on-campus programs in undergraduate, graduate and certificate, diploma, and study abroad programs
    • Massey University is the only university in the nation to provide Aviation, Nanoscience, Dispute Resolution, and Veterinary Medicine programs

    Some of the top programs offered by Massey University here with their fee are the following:

    Program/Course Fee (NZD) Duration
    Computer Science 33,770 3 Years
    Microbiology 33,770 3 Years
    Psychology 33,770 3 Years
    Information Sciences 36,390 3 Years
    Process Engineering 36,390 4 Years
    Engineering with Honours 36,390 4 Years
    Creative Media Production 36,390 3 Years
    Commercial Music 33,630 3 Years
    Business 30,400 3 Years

    Massey University Application Process

    Massey University invites applications for the term of February, June, and November worldwide. It has a global impact as about 5000 international students study here from more than 100 countries worldwide. Applying to New Zealand university is not very hard. Applicants need to meet admissions requirements to get into MU.

    MU invites admissions applications for semesters 1, 2, and Summer School each year. The dates for semester 1 are over but applicants can register for semester 2 and summer school. The application deadline is following:

    Semester/Term Students who commence study online International students who want to study on-campus Domestic and returning international students
    Semester 2 June 1, 2021 May 1, 2021 June 14, 2021
    Summer School October 20, 2021 October 29, 2021 October 29, 2021

    Application Portal: Online MU Portal

    Application Fee: Not Required

    General requirements: Verified academic transcripts, graduation/post-graduation certificate, CV and Research Proposal (PhD candidates), and 2 academic references (PG/PhD).

    Additional requirements: Birth certificate, passport copy, student visa, scholarship evidence, course outline, loan evidence, health report.

    English Proficiency Test Score Requirements

    Applicants who belong to a country where the instruction of teaching is not English need to showcase minimum English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language Proficiency required is following:

    Score Minimum Requirements for UG Minimum Requirements for PG
    IELTS Overall 6.0
    Band score no less than 5.5
    Overall 6.5
    Band score no less than 6.0
    TOEFL IBT Overall 80
    At least 19 in writing
    Overall 90
    At least 20 in writing
    PTE Academic Overall 50
    At least 42 in communicative skill
    Overall 58
    At least 50 in communicative skill
    Cambridge English 170 180

    Massey University Cost of Attendance

    Massey University has 3 campuses namely Palmerston, Albany, and Wellington. The cost of living in New Zealand depends on what type of facilities one owns. There are various types of halls, catering, studio, and family unit rooms are available. Generally, Massey halls catered is more expensive than homestay catered and Massey Self-Catered. It is up to students to choose the best plan for them. Facilities and cost of attendance of 3 distinct campuses are following:

    The cost of attendance is following:

    Campuses Auckland Campus (NZD) Manawatu Campus (NZD) Wellington Campus (NZD)
    Massey Halls Catered 16,642 per 40 weeks 13,840 per 40 weeks NA
    Homestay Catered 310 per weeks 260 per week NA
    Massey Self-Catered 11,680 per 40 weeks 7,160 per 40 weeks 9,549 per 42 weeks

    Massey University Scholarships

    Massey University provides several financial aids, scholarships, and grants to assist its admitted students. Financial aid is also provided to students of domestic, international, and subject wise.

    Undergraduate Scholarships at Massey University

    About 10 scholarships are awarded up to the value of NZ$ 3,000 for one year only. Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) and Massey University Creative Arts International Excellence Scholarships are two major scholarships awarded to undergraduate students. These awards are open for the following programs:

    • Design (H)
    • Fine Arts (H)
    • Maori Visual Arts
    • Creative Media Production
    • Commercial Arts

    The value of scholarships for 4 years and 3 years courses respectively is NZ$ 20,000 and NZ$ 15,000

    Graduate Scholarships at Massey University

    Scholarships in New Zealand are provided to attract top international students from worldwide, enhance the international profile of MU and New Zealand tertiary education institutions

    The list of graduate and doctoral scholarships are following:

    • New Zealand Pacific Scholarships
    • China Scholarship Council
    • New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)
    • Commonwealth Scholarships
    • Higher Education Commissions Scholarships
    • Massey University Postgraduate English Language Scholarships for Colombia

    Massey University Placements

    • Massey University assists its students throughout graduation to build a professional profile, enhance skills and prepare for the job market in New Zealand.
    • MU graduates can take help of career services even after completion of graduation
    • Internship, job opportunity, CV writing, and cover letter writing are some core career services offered by the university

    The average salary of Massey University alumni/graduates subject-wise is following:

    Field/Subject Average Salary (NZD)
    IT & Software Development 110,000
    Financial Service 159,000
    Executive Management 190,000
    Finance Control & Strategy 87,000
    Human Resources 103,000
    Programme & Project Management 91,000

    The average salary of Massey University course wise is as follows:

    Course/Degree Average Salary (NZD)
    MBA 90,000
    Master in Finance 54,000
    Another degree 145,000
    Master (others) 96,000
    Master of Arts 125,000
    Bachelor of Science 122,000

    Massey University usually takes 15 days to send a confirmation mail to shortlisted students. Academic records and extra-curricular activities are core factors, MU considers while granting admissions. In the pandemic, applicants need not have visa proof to attend an online class. Visa proof is only required while taking on-campus classes. Massey University is a global university and well known for its world-class teaching and excellence in research. The application deadline is June 1, 2021


    Ques. Is Massey University a good school?

    It has been ranked 272nd among the best university in the world by QS World University Ranking. Yes, it is a good school.

    Ques. How can an international student apply for admissions in this pandemic?

    There is no need to visit the university campus for admissions. Admissions applications can be filled online from any part of the world.

    Ques. What is the application deadline at Massey University?

    The application deadline for semester 2 is June 1, 2021

    Ques. Is it very tough to get into Massey University?

    It is not very tough to get into MU. Academic excellence, relevant work experience, and other curricular activities land students into Massey University.

    Ques. What is the global ranking of MU?

    Times Higher Education has been ranked among 601-800th globally in 2021

    Ques. What is the visa requirement at Massey University?

    Admitted students need to show visa proof only after re-opening of the New Zealand border. There is no need to have a visa for online classes

    Ques. What are some core programs offered here?

    Engineering, Business, Social Sciences, Education, and Creative Arts are some core programs offered here.

    Ques. What GPA is required to get admissions at Massey University?

    A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a scale of 4.0 is required to get into Massey University

    Ques. What IELTS score is required to get to Massey University?

    A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 for graduate and 6.0 for undergraduate is required to get admissions at Massey University

    Ques. I am from India. Am I eligible to apply for Massey University admissions?

    Of course. Any student from any part of the world can apply for admissions at Massey University

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    M.A Master of Information Sciences
    Term 1 (31st Oct 2019)
    Term 2 (5th Jan 2019)
    summer (31st Oct 2019)
    $35,653 /Yr
    M.A Business Studies
    Term 1 (31st Oct 2019)
    Term 2 (5th Jan 2019)
    summer (31st Oct 2019)
    $28,166 /Yr
    B.A/B.Sc Health Science
    Term 1 (31st Oct 2019)
    Term 2 (5th Jan 2019)
    summer (31st Oct 2019)
    $29,771 /Yr
    B.Sc Aviation
    Term 1 (31st Oct 2019)
    Term 2 (5th Jan 2019)
    summer (31st Oct 2019)
    $85,991 /Yr
    Grad.Dip Aviation
    Term 1 (31st Oct 2019)
    Term 2 (5th Jan 2019)
    summer (31st Oct 2019)
    $35,653 /Yr
    Grad.Dip Emergency Management
    Term 1 (31st Oct 2019)
    Term 2 (5th Jan 2019)
    summer (31st Oct 2019)
    $33,090 /Yr

    Master Business Studies

    18 months
    Full Time
    USD 28,166/Yr
    Application Deadline: 31 Oct, 2019
    USD 35,653/Yr
    Application Deadline: 31 Oct, 2019

    Bachelor Health Science

    3 years
    Full Time
    USD 29,771/Yr
    Application Deadline: 31 Oct, 2019

    Bachelor Aviation

    3 years
    Full Time
    USD 85,991/Yr
    Application Deadline: 31 Oct, 2019

    Bachelor Veterinary Science

    5 years
    Full Time
    USD 60,128/Yr
    Application Deadline: 31 Oct, 2019


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    9.8 /10

    I chose to study the communication and media program at Massey University as it has been ranked top amongst the various universities. The lecturers come from both academic and industry backgrounds, hence providing us the best of both worlds. Also, a degree earned from this university will surely multiply my career prospects.

    Fees :

    My dad paid around $20,000 in the first year of my graduation. Along with the graduation fee he also paid for the miscellaneous expenses such as field visits, student Icard, student activity charges

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $24,192 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $26,994 / Year
    Private Bag 11 222 Palmerston North, 4442

    Nearby This Campus

    • Bus Station
    • Pharmacy
    • Super Market
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport
    • Book Store

    Bus Station

    Adelaide Road at Basin Reserve (near 13)0.12 km
    Massey University - Wallace Street0.13 km
    Massey University - Wallace Street (opposite)0.14 km
    Adelaide Road (near 80)0.16 km
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    Super Market

    Yan's Supermarket0.41 km
    Countdown Newtown0.56 km
    Mini Mart1.10 km
    New World Wellington City1.36 km
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    Wellington Hospital Heliport0.71 km
    Helipad Hospital 20.73 km
    Helipad Hospital 10.87 km
    Queens Wharf Heliport1.94 km
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    Urgent Pharmacy Wellington0.39 km
    Unichem Brooklyn Pharmacy1.04 km
    Ashleigh Court Pharmacy Ltd1.05 km
    Unichem Pharmacy1.09 km
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    Shopping Mall

    ZWsse0.54 km
    Strada0.99 km
    The Third Eye1.10 km
    Shopperstop 11.13 km
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    Book Store

    Minerva0.78 km
    David N White Gallery0.80 km
    Ekor Bookshop & Cafe Ltd0.85 km
    The Ferret Bookshop0.94 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary


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