Massey University

Massey University is ranked in the top 1.3% of universities worldwide and the University is highly rated in many subjects including engineering, veterinary science, visual arts and biological sciences. 

Academic and research excellence

Massey University has a long and proud tradition of academic and research excellence.  It is one of the best universities in the world for veterinary science, art and design and applied biological sciences. With campuses in three cities across New Zealand, Massey University foster and push for positive change for people and communities, taking their creativity and innovation to every corner of the globe. 

Why choose Massey University?

Welcoming community

Massey University is an internationally renowned university, with award-winning teachers, well-connected lecturers and world-recognised researchers who will help you succeed. It is ranked in the top 1.3% in the world in QS World University Rankings 2019, and offers a number of highly ranked degrees to choose from, including veterinary science, ranked 23rd in the world and art and design, ranked in the top 100 in the world in QS World University Rankings by subject 2018. The degrees are globally recognised and many have international accreditation. 


Scholarships and study awards are available, so Auckland Foundation Year students who achieve exceptionally good marks may apply for these. 

Massey University Rankings

  • A 5 star plus rating across all categories: teaching, research, innovation, infrastructure and internationalisation (QS World University Rankings 2018)
  • Veterinary Science ranked 23rd in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018)
  • Agriculture ranked 22nd in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018) 
  • One of the top 100 Art and Design schools in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018) 

Massey University campus locations


You will be taught by award-winning teachers, well-connected lecturers and world-renowned researchers. Massey University offers outstanding student support services, research-led teaching and high-quality facilities.

Degrees and academic colleges

You can study for an internationally recognised degree at one of Massey’s five colleges:

  • Business (includes Aviation)
  • Creative Arts (includes Design)
  • Health (includes Nursing, Food Technology, Sport Science)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (includes Education, Psychology, Arts)
  • Sciences (includes Vet Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Sciences)

High ranking

The University is highly rated in design, visual arts, public health and veterinary science, agriculture and other applied biological sciences.

One of the best universities for art and design

Massey University’s School of Design is New Zealand’s longest established design school. The College of Creative Arts recently celebrated 125 years of art and design education.

Internationally accredited

Many of the degree courses and schools at Massey are internationally accredited.

These include:

  • Business School – in the top 2% globally. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • Bachelor of Engineering – accredited by the Washington Accord and the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).
  • Aviation – the first non-engineering degree to be recognised by the Royal Aeronautical Society and has ISO9001-2000 accreditation.
  • Food Technology degree – has a 40-year track record. Massey is one of two universities outside the Americas, accredited by the US based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Auckland campus

Massey University’s Auckland campus is known as the Innovation Campus because of the diverse study and research programmes on offer.

The Auckland campus is home to students at post-graduate level who regularly make world-leading discoveries.

Manawatū campus

The Manawatū campus is a park-like campus with heritage buildings located near Palmerston North city.

The campus is home to many higher education programmes including bachelor, master, and doctorate programmes in fields such as the sciences, engineering, aviation and agriculture.

Wellington campus

The creative campus for the University, the Wellington campus is in the heart of Wellington and close to the cultural highlights of the city. 

The Wellington campus offers higher education programmes in subjects including Art, Design, Communication and Business.

To see more information on Massey University, please visit their website here.

Visiting and applying

As an Auckland Foundation Year student, you are guaranteed a place at Massey University, provided you meet the entry requirements.
See entry requirements.

Visits to Massey University

You will have the opportunity to visit Massey University for a day of mock lectures, tours and talks. This will give you an insight into potential degree options, and will introduce you to university life. Massey University staff will visit Taylors College Auckland to tell you more about their degrees. They offer one-on-one appointments if you need additional help or advice.

Help with your application

During your Auckland Foundation Year, we will guide you through the application process and help you apply to Massey University.

Jan Thomas Massey massey university vice chancellor

Massey University epitomises the creativity, innovation and connectedness that New Zealand is renowned for. Our campuses in three major cities and our range of programmes mean we offer you the ability to tailor your study to meet your needs and at the same time connect closely with industry, professional organisations and local communities. I warmly invite you to be part of our diverse and stimulating student community.

Professor Jan Thomas


Massey University