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Massey University

Newzealand
Overview

Overview

Delivering outstanding learning and ground-breaking research, Massey University has a rich history of academic excellence.

The university boasts three campuses in New Zealand: the Auckland campus, Manawatū campus in Palmerston North and the Wellington campus. Welcoming over 5,000 international students every year, Massey offers a wide range of programmes across five colleges. Its colleges are:

  • Massey Business School
  • The College of Creative Arts
  • The College of Health
  • The College of Humanities and Social Science
  • The College of Sciences

There are regular events and activities held on Massey's campuses, which are run by its student associations. Creating a vibrant environment and exciting experiences throughout the year, it provides students with vital opportunities to relax and socialise with their peers.

The university also provides a range of support services on each campus, including specific resources just for international students. Additional support is provided by the academic advice team, who advise students on academic choices based on career goals. The careers and employability team help to prepare students for the workplace, and wellbeing support is provided through counselling and other confidential health services.

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What's new

What's new

Due to Covid-19, Massey University has taken several steps to ensure students and staff are kept safe on campus. Students are encouraged to regularly check the university's websites for the latest updates and safety measures.

As a result of the pandemic, Massey has launched more courses online. This allows international students to continue their studies remotely, until restrictions are eased and borders re-open. International students don't need to have a student visa to study online with Massey.

International students are also being offered additional information and support from the university. Its dedicated resource centre answers common questions, as well as providing advice for international students.

As many English test centres are now closed due to Covid-19, the university is currently accepting online versions of recognized tests. TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and IELTS Indicator scores are now accepted as proof of English proficiency.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Massey University is committed to providing a student-centred and distinctive learning experience. This enables its graduates to actively participate and contribute to economies worldwide.

The institution has a reputation for delivering an outstanding education, academic excellence, and cutting-edge research.

The university's National Centre teaches strategic leadership skills as part of individual learning and development. Its international focus promotes high-quality learning and teaching within the local region, New Zealand and worldwide. The institution also has strong connections with Ako Aotearoa, the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

Massey has won several National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards, including the Prime Minister's supreme award. This has given the university a strong international reputation for teaching excellence and success.

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Department structure

Department structure

Massey University offers a wide range of study options across its five academic colleges.

Its colleges are:

  • Business
  • Creative arts
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Social sciences/Science

English language and foundation pathways

Students who don't meet either academic or English language entry requirements of their chosen course can attend pathway programmes. Run by the Centre for Professional and Continuing Education, the foundation and language pathway programmes develop student's academic, English language and study skills to the required level.

Undergraduate programmes

International students can choose from over 40 undergraduate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Many of Massey's courses have a practical emphasis, as well as a specialist focus in the areas of applied science, business studies, science, and technology.

Depending on the subject chosen, undergraduate degrees take either three or four years to complete.

Postgraduate and PhD programmes

Massey University offers several postgraduate level programmes, including certificates, diplomas, and master's degrees.

Students are led and supervised by expert researchers across a range of disciplines. Doctoral students in particular make significant contributions to the university's research work across departments, institutes, and schools.

The university has a global reputation for being research-led, delivering results and being innovative. Its progressive research values are implemented into its internationally recognised graduate qualifications.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements for Massey programmes differ depending on the course level and subject. There are also academic admissions requirements that are dependent on the applicant's home country.

The minimum requirements are listed below, although some programmes may require higher scores from applicants.

Undergraduate

Many of Massey's undergraduate programmes require successful completion of New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent) as a minimum.

Graduate diplomas

Applicants to graduate diploma programmes need to complete a three-year diploma or undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution.

Master's, postgraduate diplomas, and postgraduate certificates

To be considered for any of these qualifications, applicants need to complete an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution.

Doctorate degrees (PhD)

Applicants need the equivalent of (or an advanced form of) a relevant bachelors or master's degree at first or second-class honours level. Applicants will also need to demonstrate previous experience in conducting independent research at postgraduate level.

English language requirements

Because Massey's programmes are taught in English, international students will also need to meet English language proficiency requirements. As a minimum, accepted tests and scores are:

Undergraduate

  • IELTS - 6.0 (with no band lower than 5.5)
  • TOEFL - 80 overall (with a minimum score of 19 in writing)
  • PTE Academic - 50 overall (with a minimum of 42 in communicative skills)
  • CE - 170

Postgraduate

  • IELTS - 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL - 90 overall (minimum 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic - 58 overall (minimum 50 in communicative skills)
  • CE - 180

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Facilities

Facilities

Massey University offers excellent facilities across its three campuses, from accommodation and sports amenities to libraries and clubs, students are well catered for.

Accommodation

Each campus has its own student accommodation which suit a variety of needs and budgets. Catering for all ages, programmes of study and background, all student housing provide the same resources and support.

Accommodation costs are based on the selected meal plan, room size, and age of the hall.

In a catered hall, meals are provided at the central dining hall. In a unit or self-catered hall, students purchase and prepare their own meals.

Massey's Auckland campus offers full or part-catered halls of residence, multi-bedroom apartments and self-catered studio units. Accommodation on this campus has five-star accreditation from Qualmark, the only student housing in New Zealand with this accolade.

The Wellington campus offers apartments and studios, which house between three and five bedrooms each. Located within walking distance of the campus and city centre, students are supported by live-in residential staff.

Libraries

The university has three libraries: Albany, Manawatū and Wellington. Each library is equipped with extensive individual and group study spaces, computer labs, book collections and cafes.

Sport and recreation

All three campuses boast sport and recreation facilities. Facilities vary depending upon the campus but includes:

  • Athletics track
  • Basketball courts
  • Cricket nets
  • Fitness classes
  • Tennis courts
  • Rugby fields

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

International students can apply for several scholarships at Massey University. This includes:

Undergraduate scholarships

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences International Excellence Scholarships
  • Massey University Creative Arts International Excellence Scholarship
  • New Zealand Scholarships for Pacific, Asian, African, Caribbean, and Latin American countries
  • Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fun

Postgraduate scholarships

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences International Excellence Scholarships
  • Commonwealth Scholarships
  • Higher Education Commission Scholarships
  • Massey University Doctoral Scholarship
  • Massey University Postgraduate English Language Scholarships for Colombia
  • New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships
  • New Zealand Scholarships for Pacific, Asian, African, Caribbean, and Latin American countries

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Phaveethra
Massey University
Massey University has been getting a lot of backlash for not being very student friendly. Including their treatment of International students, who they are not very well qualified to handle.
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Uninformed course removal during enrollment puts students in a spot where they have to choose from the available options. University doesn't update their website and the courses they provide for a program.
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Massey University Massey University
Rated2/5based on4 student reviews
Uninformed course removal during enrollment puts students in a spot where they have to choose from the available options. University doesn't update their website and the courses they provide for a program. Customer reviews:
Massey University - by, 2019-12-14
2.0/ 5 stars
Massey University Massey University
Rated2/5based on4 student reviews
Massey University has been getting a lot of backlash for not being very student friendly. Including their treatment of International students, who they are not very well qualified to handle. Customer reviews:
Massey University - by, 2019-12-14
3.0/ 5 stars
Massey University Massey University
Rated2/5based on4 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Massey University - by, 2019-12-14
3.0/ 5 stars
Massey University Massey University
Rated2/5based on4 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Massey University - by, 2019-12-14
1.0/ 5 stars
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Massey University Massey University
Rated2/5based on4 student reviews
Uninformed course removal during enrollment puts students in a spot where they have to choose from the available options. University doesn't update their website and the courses they provide for a program. Customer reviews:
Massey University - by, 2019-12-14
2.0/ 5 stars
Massey University Massey University
Rated2/5based on4 student reviews
Massey University has been getting a lot of backlash for not being very student friendly. Including their treatment of International students, who they are not very well qualified to handle. Customer reviews:
Massey University - by, 2019-12-14
3.0/ 5 stars
Massey University Massey University
Rated2/5based on4 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Massey University - by, 2019-12-14
3.0/ 5 stars
Massey University Massey University
Rated2/5based on4 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Massey University - by, 2019-12-14
1.0/ 5 stars

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