At Massey University, you can choose to study at one of three university campuses: Albany
(in Auckland), Palmerston North
, and Wellington
. Each campus has a distintive feel and offers different opportunities.
Massey describes the Albany
campus as "The Innovative Campus"
. Located in New Zealand's most populous city - Auckland, the Albany campus offers students the opportunity to choose courses from over 70 different subject areas while experiencing the "city of sails." Auckland is a favorite of ocean lovers.
, "The Leading Edge"
, is located in Manawatu - a city of 75,000 - making it the smallest of the three campuses. This campus is New Zealand's premiere and largest institution for the life sciences, agricultural, horticultural, and veterinary teaching and research. Albeit much larger than Charleston, Palmerston North is more of a "college town" than the others.
New Zealand's capital, Wellington,
is home to Massey's third campus. "The Creative Campus"
specializes in the following areas: Communication and Business; Engineering and Technology; Health and Well-being; and Creative Arts. The Wellington campus is also the home of New Zealand's oldest and most distinguished school of design, established in 1886.
Massey University Profile
Massey University Study Abroad Guide
Study Areas Based on Campus
Massey University offers courses (called "papers" in NZ) in the following five colleges: College of Business, College of Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Education, and College of Creative Arts. Subject offerings are too numerous to list, but you can choose papers from any of the colleges. See the link below to search for papers on Massey's web site.
New Zealand Studies
For students who wish to take a course or two focusing specifically on New Zealand, Massey has some recommendations: Papers Focusing on New Zealand
To search for papers (courses) at Massey, click here.
Remember to see on which campus(es) each course is offered.
**Academic terminology in New Zealand is different from what we are familiar with in the United States. For some tips on how to master Massey's terminology, please click here
. A typical semester course load at Massey University consists of 4 papers totaling 60 credits.
After Your Trip
at EIU to fulfill your senior-seminar
About 41,000 students study at one of Massey University's three campuses, making it the largest institution in the country. Each campus at Massey has different features which appeal to students:
The Albany campus opened in 1993. This modern campus has a new recreation center and unique Spanish-style architecture. The Albany campus on Auckland's North Shore is a favorite of water lovers. The North Shore features 120 km (about 75 mi.) of coastline and 30 swimming beaches. Auckland's downtown area is not far and offers plenty of shopping, restaurants, and cultural activities (museums, sporting events, and the arts).
Palmerston North campus
The Palmerston North campus is the largest and oldest of the three. The campus, itself, has two locations, Turitea and Hokowhitu, both renowed for their beauty. "Palmy" is a young person's city with affordable accommodation, great bars, plentiful cafés and restaurants, a multiplex cinema, live theatre and music, indoor/ outdoor swimming pools, shopping, an international airport and much more.
The Wellington campus was established when the University acquired a world-class School of Design and Conservatorium of Music in a merger with Wellington Polytechnic in 1998. Wellington is New Zealand 's capital city and a great place to live. It is a compact city, set between a magnificent harbour and rolling green hills, where shops, exciting galleries and great restaurants are within easy walking distance.
for information on student services at Massey University.
On-campus accommodation options vary by campus:
Palmerston North campus
- Self-catering, shared flats (apartment; cook your own food)
- University Halls of Residence
Massey Accommodation Application for Study Abroad students
** You are responsible for making all housing arrangements and payments directly to Massey University.**
Foreign Entry Requirements
- University Halls of Residence
- Flats and apartments
To enter New Zealand, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site
for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.
Currently, U.S. Citizens planning to stay in New Zealand for less than 3 months do not need a visa. However, participating in a semester or more at Massey University will require a stay longer than 3 months. For the most up-to-date information concerning entry requirements and to apply for a visa, please visit the New Zealand Embassy's web site
or contact the Embassy of New Zealand at 37 Observatory Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone (202) 328-4800.
Travel Document Systems (TDS)
can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet
. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **
Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.