Massey University which was established in 1927 is the only university in New Zealand which offers a degree in Aviation, Dispute Resolution, Veterinary Medicine and Nanoscience.
Massey University is a Government-funded university and is one of New Zealand’s leading educational institutions with a proud 90-year tradition of academic excellence and a strong national and international reputation.
Massey’s veterinary school is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and is recognised in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Britain; its agriculture programme is ranked highest in New Zealand and is ranked 19th in Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) world university subject rankings.
Massey’s Bachelor of Aviation (Air Transport Pilot), an internationally recognised and accredited qualification, is the first non-engineering degree to be recognised by the Royal Aeronautical Society (1998) and has ISO9001-2000 accreditation.
Massey University has approximately 30,883 national and international students. Each year Massey University welcomes around 5,000 international students from over 100 countries; the student body has a high percentage of international students.
International students who study at Massey find the place to be warm and friendly with an intellectual climate in which they are encouraged to excel.
Massey University stands out amongst New Zealand universities because of its ability to deliver research-led teaching and research training on three campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington.
With strong links to industry and commerce, Massey contributes to the economic development as exemplified by its teaching and research in applied areas such as veterinary medicine, food technology, information sciences, engineering technology, agriculture, finance, marketing and accountancy. The Massey philosophy is to help students prepare for career challenges in today, with programmes that are relevant, innovative and flexible.
Massey University is also the leading university in New Zealand for online and borderless education and it offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree students can complete fully online.
Ranked in the top 300 universities in the world, the university has award-winning teachers, well-connected lecturers and world-renowned researchers in addition to Internationally recognised qualifications. Massey addresses some of the key challenges facing the world today. It undertakes ground-breaking research and delivers outstanding learning across a wide range of programmes in five colleges:
- Massey Business School
- The College of Creative Arts
- The College of Health
- The College of Humanities and Social Science
- The College of Sciences
Massey University offers a range of support services for students. Each campus has support specifically for international students. The university’s Academic Advice team assists Massey students in choosing the right programmes for their career, and helps them make informed decisions. In addition, counselling and health services are on offer to maintain the wellbeing of students.
Massey also offers a number of programmes at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and master’s degree level. Massey University has a global reputation for its research practices, results, and innovation, which are applied to the postgraduate programmes of study. The postgraduate programmes are taught across the university’s five academic colleges.
Notable alumni include rugby union player, Rico Gear; Olympic sailor, Jo Aleh; and deputy prime minister of New Zealand, Paula Bennett.