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Massey University

University Facts

  • Established as an agricultural college in 1879, Massey was awarded university status in 1964.
  • Massey’s Manawatu campus in Palmerston North is New Zealand’s largest institution for the life sciences, agricultural, horticultural and veterinary teaching and research.
  • The campus is set amongst beautiful park-like grounds and includes 40 acres of farmland.
  • The University provides extensive student services including: academic skills support; 24-hour computer laboratories; on-campus wireless internet; university email account; on-campus security; health services; disabilities support; counseling service; sports and recreation facilities including eight rugby fields and an equestrian center; more than 80 student clubs and societies; library, chaplaincy, cafés and restaurants.

Academic Program

  • Subject to a few restrictions, you can choose to study almost any course at Massey provided you have the necessary prerequisite knowledge.
  • The Massey University campus in Palmerston North offers courses in Agriculture; Biological Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing; Communications, Media and Journalism; Computer and Information Sciences; Education; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Foreign Languages and Linguistics; Health, Sport and Recreation; Humanities and Social Sciences; International Relations /Studies; Mathematics and Statistics; Nursing; Psychology and Sciences.

Popular Electives

Most students choose to take 1-2 electives during their time in New Zealand. Many New Zealand-related courses are available.

  • 139.215  Mid-Twentieth Century New Zealand Literature
  • 148.114  Making New Zealand:  A Survey to 1914
  • 148.204  The New Zealand Land Wars
  • 148.205  Modern New Zealand Politics

For more details regarding courses available Massey University, please visit their website. For a general listing of all subject areas offered at our partner universities, visit What You Can Study.

More details regarding course selection will be provided upon acceptance.

Campus Activities

Massey University offers more than 30 student organizations ranging from political and artistic to religious, cultural, athletic and academic clubs. Looking for something unique? Join the Massey Fire Club, which promotes safe and creative fire-twirling and performance on campus.

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