Massey University Partnership

Massey University is New Zealand's defining university, with three major campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Massey is characterized by the applied nature of its teaching and research programmes and by its special expertise in the fields of Sciences, Food Technology, Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Education and Business.

Academic staff in many fields are internationally renowned, and leading-edge research is undertaken across our colleges, often in collaboration with other universities, research institutions and industry. Massey has a proud record of using this expertise to work with developing countries, and our focus on technology and business means our students continue to meet international demands.

Use the links below to learn more about studying abroad at Massey University.

Eligibility - Radford University students seeking to study at Massey University should have completed at least one full-year at Radford University and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

What courses can I take? - Massey University offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees, diplomas and certificates to international students studying on one of Massey's three campuses. These programmes are delivered by our five academic colleges of BusinessCreative ArtsHealthHumanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences. Bachelor degrees range in length from three to four years and there are also a number of undergraduate diplomas and certificates available.

Massey University is characterized by the applied nature of many of its programmes and we are proud of our special expertise in the areas of technology, science, applied science and business studies.

For further information about the study options available to international students, please see our latest international prospectus (11,346 KB).   

You can also find out more about starting university study at Massey, and the services available to students during their study.

What are the costs of the program? – A full semester long course load (60 credits) is the normal course of study for one semester.  New Zealand credits are accepted into US institutions on a 1:4 basis equating to 11 to 15 US credits per semester. $12,070 (NZD) for 2019 tuition for one semester.  This is the current pricing and is subject to change.

In addition to the tuition, students are responsible for paying all personal expenses incurred by attending Massey, including all visa, travel and medical insurance, housing, travel, meals, health, books and stationary costs.  

Payment - All final costs will be determined by the NZD/USD exchange rate at the time of invoicing in September. However, it is not anticipated that the final cost will vary significantly from the costs above. Payments will be done through the Radford University student accounts found on students’ MyRU portals.

Are there scholarships? - Students applying to the Massey-Radford University Program are eligible for one of the $1,250 USD CGEE-Massey University Scholarships through the McGlothlin fund. To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the online application. Be sure to explain in your essay that you are applying for the Massey University scholarship.

Where will I be housed? - Choosing where you will live is one of the most important decisions you will make when you study at Massey. We're here to make sure your accommodation is complementary to your studies.

Our campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington have great accommodation options. You can choose to live in one of our Halls of Residence, or an apartment or studio unit. We can help you with homestay accommodation too.

When does the semester begin/end?

              Semester One 2019 is 25 February 2019 – 22 June 2019

              Semester Two 2019 is 15 July 2019 – 13 November 2019

Application process - Radford University students seeking to apply to Massey University should schedule a visit with the CGEE Office located in 105 Cook Hall. If all the criteria are met, you will then be nominated and provided with application materials. In addition, students should fill-out the Radford University CGEE online application. On Part II under the “Exchange” box of this application, please specify Monash University as well as which semester you wish to study during.  Applications for Semester 1 (Spring Semester) are due on October 31. Applications for Semester 2 (Fall Semester) are due on April 1.

Do I need a student visa? – Yes, you need a student visa if you will be staying longer than three months.    A student visa allows you to study full-time in New Zealand for a limited period of time. For more information, please see the New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade website.