Type of Program: Semester
City: Various locations
When offered: Fall or spring
Cost: See Program Costs page

This program offers the opportunity to enroll in a wide range of Massey University courses across the five colleges: Business, Education, Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Creative Arts including an extensive program in Maori Visual and Performing Arts. Massey University operates three campuses located in three different cities within the North Island of New Zealand; Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington. Each campus offers a unique environment in which to study and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Courses popular with international students include New Zealand: Fauna & Flora, Environmental Issues, Plate Tectonics and Geology, Mid-Twentieth Century Aotearoa Literature, Maori Language, Defense Studies and Economy. The university's strengths also include Aviation, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Communication, Design, Environmental and Ecological Studies, Finance, Forestry, Food Technology, Genetics, Human Nutrition, Psychology, Performance Jazz, Sociology and Sports Studies.

The Palmerston North program is administered in the U.S. by USAC and at Massey University by a New Zealand native, Sonia Hutton, the Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator for all Massey University campuses. There is also International Students' Support staff on each campus to help with any questions you may have regarding the campus and enrollment processes. Staff will also assist with accommodation arrangements, airport pick-up and will provide on-going support including an International Student Orientation program that is held at the beginning of each semester and frequent social functions during the year. Some of the social events from previous semesters include pizza night, festival of cultures, cultural performance, Maori art workshop and a trip to the Wairarapa region.  Students may live in residence halls or off campus university apartments.  Homestays may be available.   Please inquire in Office of International Studies for detailed program description.

Review the full Study Abroad and Student Exchange Guide.

2014 Academic Dates
Spring 2014:
February 2 - June 21
Fall 2014: July 14 - November 12

Eligibility and Prerequisites
Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses. Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence. Students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher to apply.

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2014

For Study in Fall 2014

Application and $500 deposit

September 27, 2013

February 28, 2014

Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.

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