Massey University

Rank 3
Location Palmerston North
Established 1927
Famous For Veterinary Science, Development Studies


Massey University is a renowned public research university that is located in New Zealand, with three campuses in the cities of Palmerston North, Wellington, and Auckland. It was established in 1927 and has grown to become one of the largest universities.

Massey University provides a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across its five colleges, including business, education, health, humanities and social sciences, and science. It is particularly known for its strengths in agriculture, veterinary science, and design. It is also committed to sustainability and has also implemented a range of initiatives to reduce its environmental impact.

Services for International Students

Massey University is committed to providing students with a high-quality education system and a supportive learning environment. It offers a range of services and facilities to support students, including academic support, career development advice, counselling and health services, accommodation services, and disability services. The university has a range of recreational facilities, including sports fields, gyms, and fitness centres, as well as a variety of clubs and societies for students to join.


  • 601-800th in the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2023
  • 66th in the Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2022
  • 239th in the QS World University Rankings of 2024
  • 598th in the Best Global Universities category by US News Rankings


Massey University offers a range of on-campus accommodation options for its students and has a range of catered and self-catered halls of residence on each of its campuses. These halls provide a supportive environment for students to live and study together. Massey also offers apartments on campus that are fully furnished and self-contained. These apartments are ideal for students who prefer a bit more independence and privacy.

Massey University has a limited number of campus houses available for students who want to live in a shared house off-campus. These houses are ideal for students who want a bit more independence but still want to live close to campus.

About Location

Massey University has three campuses located in different parts of New Zealand. The Manawatū campus is located in Palmerston North, which is in the central North Island. The surrounding area is a mix of urban and rural, with plenty of parks, restaurants, and shops nearby. The Albany campus is located in Auckland, which has plenty of attractions and entertainment options for students. The Wellington campus of the university is located in the heart of the capital city, Wellington, which is known for its vibrant arts scene and is also home to many museums, galleries, and theatres.

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