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About

History

Massey University began in 1927 as a small agricultural college in Palmerston North. Under its first principal, Sir Geoffrey Peren, it widened its range and enhanced its reputation. Sir Geoffrey retired in 1958, and in 1964, Massey became a full university. In the last 40 years, it has continued growing, to become New Zealand's largest residential university, spread over three cities.

Education

Massey is characterised by the applied nature of many of our teaching and research programmes and by our special expertise in the areas of technology, science, applied science and business studies.

We have a proud international record of using our expertise to work with developing countries. Our focus on technology and business is also meeting new international demands. Students educated at Massey hold positions of seniority and responsibility throughout Asia, the Pacific, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.

At Massey programmes are the qualifications (eg certificates, diplomas, degrees) that you can study. Programmes are made up of courses. 

Research

The Research Support Services at Massey University consists of four clusters that provide policy and operational support to all research related activities within the institution. These functions range from providing support to doctoral and research students, assisting in the development of funding proposals and associated contracting, budgeting advice and project management, providing training and development opportunities for staff and students at all stages of their research career and policy development and implementation to support the Research Strategy.

Career

Our Career and Employability Service provides careers advice, guidance and information to Massey students and recent graduates. We also offer recruitment assistance to employers and support Massey staff in their work with students on employability strategies.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
239 53
2023
292 -8
2022
284
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
501 100
2023
601
2022
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
701 -100
2022
601 100
2021
701
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
598 -42
2022
556
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Each campus has a range of services to assist and support Massey students. This includes financial and  budgeting services, leadership programmes and spiritual services. Each campus has an international support office to help answer your questions and provide you with a range of services and support while you are studying with us. 

Housing services

At Massey University we know that choosing where you'll live is one of the most important concerns that you will have. We want to ensure that your accommodation is complementary to your studies.

Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington all have a variety of on-campus accommodation options, including Halls of Residence, Apartments, Studio Units and Homestays.

We also have experienced staff who can help you to find the right accommodation. Accommodation staff on our three campuses provide advice on everything from choosing Halls of Residence, information on private accommodation options, advice on signing tenancy agreements, dispute resolution, and budget management.

Library services

The Albany Library is at the heart of this young campus on Auckland’s North Shore. Come in to use our extensive individual & group study spaces, browse our book collections, get assistance for all your information needs, and relax in our café.  We also offer printing, photocopying & scanning facilities, and a large W?hi Rorohiko (Computer Zone).

Medical services

A strong health and safety culture at Massey University is important to us. We want to have a population of students and staff that are healthy and safe. We also want them to reach their fullest potential. 

We base our safety management system on global best practice. Consistent processes across the university help build a culture of empowerment and ownership.

Student Life

Campus life

With a tradition of academic excellence, Massey University is the nearest thing New Zealand has to a national university. It has nearly 18,000 students enrolled on three main campuses, with approximately 17,000 national and worldwide distance learning (extramural) students.

  • Massey University’s innovative Auckland / Ōtehā campus is located on the North Shore of New Zealand’s largest city – Auckland.
  • The Manawatū campus is Massey's original campus. With lovely heritage buildings and park-like grounds located near Palmerston North city, it is one of the best places in the country to experience the real student lifestyle. With a huge portion of the population under 25 it is the perfect place for learning and living.

Sports facilities

The University’s sport and recreation facilities are available on the three campuses in Albany, Manawatu and Wellington. These facilities are available to students, staff and local communities to meet a range of recreational and sporting needs.

Our world-class sports facilities are available to staff, students and local communities, and include an all-weather equine arena, an all-weather athletics track, as well as the Sport and Rugby Institute’s three floodlit rugby fields and training areas.

Student clubs

Massey has six students' associations. They aim to make sure that university students enjoy the best university experience possible. They provide leadership to the student body and are also student advocates to the university and wider community.

Students' associations are also responsible for running events such as Orientation Week and the 'Unity in Diversity' festival.

Students' associations and societies offer university students at Massey:

  • events of all sizes, from weekly lunchtime activities to Orientation Week and the University Games
  • broadcasts and publications designed and delivered by, and aimed at, university students
  • representation and advocacy at all levels

Massey University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for Massey University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Provided by university
Grant
2500 NZD
Deadline
01 May 2024
Dilmah Tea International Study Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Provided by university
Grant
90000 NZD
Deadline
01 Jul 2024
Massey University Doctoral Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Provided by university
Grant
1500 NZD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
Pūtea Tautoko - Doctoral Financial Support Grant
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Federation University - MACC Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Young Chef’s Club Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Access Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
32192 USD
Deadline
30 Aug 2024
International PhD Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Mar 2024
Federation University Australia Staff Scholarship TAFE
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

iVisa
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
2500 NZD
Deadline
01 May 2024
Dilmah Tea International Study Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Provided by university
Grant
90000 NZD
Deadline
01 Jul 2024
Massey University Doctoral Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Provided by university
Grant
1500 NZD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
Pūtea Tautoko - Doctoral Financial Support Grant
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Federation University - MACC Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Young Chef’s Club Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Access Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
32192 USD
Deadline
30 Aug 2024
International PhD Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Mar 2024
Federation University Australia Staff Scholarship TAFE
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

iVisa
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
2500 NZD
Deadline
01 May 2024
Dilmah Tea International Study Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Provided by university
Grant
90000 NZD
Deadline
01 Jul 2024
Massey University Doctoral Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Provided by university
Grant
1500 NZD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
Pūtea Tautoko - Doctoral Financial Support Grant
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Federation University - MACC Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Young Chef’s Club Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Access Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
32192 USD
Deadline
30 Aug 2024
International PhD Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Mar 2024
Federation University Australia Staff Scholarship TAFE
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

iVisa
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
2500 NZD
Deadline
01 May 2024
Dilmah Tea International Study Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Provided by university
Grant
90000 NZD
Deadline
01 Jul 2024
Massey University Doctoral Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Provided by university
Grant
1500 NZD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
Pūtea Tautoko - Doctoral Financial Support Grant
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Federation University - MACC Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Young Chef’s Club Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Access Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
32192 USD
Deadline
30 Aug 2024
International PhD Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Mar 2024
Federation University Australia Staff Scholarship TAFE
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

iVisa
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Massey University, visit our scholarship search.

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

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