About Massey University
Massey University is New Zealand's defining University and has a long and proud tradition of academic and research excellence. Along New Zealand tertiary institutions, Massey is unique. It draws on a rich history that mixes leadership in creativity and innovation across campuses located in Auckland, Palmerson North and Wellington. Massey has New Zealand's only Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Bio-medical Sciences and has international recognition in disciplines as diverse as Finance, Agriculture, Food Technology, Designing, Science and Engineering, Education, Social Sciences, Humanities and Aviation.
Massey University's main campus is located in Palmerston North but students have the option to study at either of their campuses in Auckland and Wellington. Palmerston North is New Zealand's sixth largest city and almost half its total population is under the age of 25. Palmerston North truly is the "Student City"
Visit their website at: http://www.massey.ac.nz/
Brockport Program at Massey University offers you the opportunity to:
- Live and study in one of the world's most rewarding and beautiful educational environments,
- Receive instruction in small classes, seminars and tutorials from members of the faculty at Massey University,
- Choose (and be guaranteed - before you leave the US) the coursework you want/need from an unlimited selection of courses,
- Have total integration with students from New Zealand as well as international students,
- Improve your writing and research skills.
Your experience at Massey University will:
- Introduce you to typical New Zealand society and their educational system,
- Make you a better student,
- Expand your outlook on the world,
- Build your self esteem and self confidence,
- Enhance your career prospects.
At Massey University, you will:
- Live with New Zealand students in single bedroom, halls of residence (including full board), or in University-owned accommodations, self-catered, single rooms with communal lounges and kitchens, mainly for international students (housing is guaranteed ),
- Receive a comprehensive on-site orientation to study at Massey University that will maximize the benefits of your semester/year of study,
- Work with the international student office staff to ensure housing, course, and excursion needs are met during their orientation program.
City of Palmerston North, Wellington and Auckland
Visit their city websites:
Palmerston North: http://www.pncc.govt.nz/
Housing & Orientation
Housing at the Auckland Campus: Students can choose to stay at Millennium Village, Lucas Creek Village or Casa Bella Apartments. All the accommodation options are self catered and range from a 3-bedroom to a 7 bedroom, apartment style flat. There is also a homestay option for students.
Housing at the Palmerston North Campus: For students studying on the Palmerston North campus, we highly recommend staying in the Turiteu Halls (Matai, Miro, Tawa, and Totara Halls). These halls are partially catered and allow students to choose between a dinner only or a breakfast and dinner plan. Please see below link for more information about the halls and pricing:
Housing at the Wellington Campus: Students can choose from studio rooms up to 5 bedroom apartments. The housing is across the street from campus and walking distance to the city center.
An on campus orientation program is held prior to the beginning of each semester. The program is usually a week prior to the start of classes and is designed to help new students adjust to their new surroundings. It is strongly recommended that all study abroad students attend this program.
Students also take part in activities such as the guided tours of the city where they will find out where they can shop for groceries and do their banking, etc. Students will also receive assistance with enrolling in units/subjects and meet the various Heads of Department.
Fees for Brockport's New Zealand: Massey University Program
Budget Sheet for the Undergrad Program (Fall 2017):
Budget Sheet for the Undergrad Program (Spring 2017):
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Tuition (at Brockport and Massey University in most Arts, Commerce, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Forestry, Law, Music and Science course work)
- Program acceptance fee
- New Zealand Medical Insurance
- Pre-departure orientation materials
- On-site orientation upon arrival at Massey University
- Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
- Various campus-specific fees* (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
- SUNY International Health Insurance**
- New Zealand Visa
- Airfare to and from New Zealand
- Travel while in New Zealand
- Personal/miscellaneous Expenses
As a very rough guide, a participant in the Brockport Massey University Program will need around A$400 to A$500 per month to pay for daily local travel, textbooks and other school supplies, entertainment, meals and other necessities.
- This estimate does not include the purchase of clothing; travel in New Zealand outside of the excursions/field trips organized by the program.
The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.
Financial aid applies towards fees. Please be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office at your home school. If applying or receiving financial aid, you will need to give the Financial Aid Office (at your home school) a copy of your acceptance letter and budget sheet.
*Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
**The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included in the student's Brockport invoice.
The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.
$2,000.00 (nz dollars) scholarships are available for Spring 2017. To apply you must be accepted into this program and have a minimum GPA of a 3.0. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.enz.govt.nz/support/funding/scholarships/generation-study-abroad-excellence-and-travel-awards/
For more information on the specific courses available, please visit their website by clicking here
Students must study a minimum of three or four courses. Students are required to take a full course load (3-4 courses per semester). The university is only partially semesterized. Some courses run first semester, some second semester, and others are full year courses only. Courses also have different point values for credit.
Participants in the Brockport Massey University Program will select (prior to departure) courses available to study abroad students at Massey University. Majority of courses at Massey are available to Study Abroad students. Please note that Veterinarian courses are limited for Study Abroad students. Courses starting with 227.xxx, 193,xxx and 118.xxx are restricted.
Participants in the Massey University Program are examined in the same manner (and to the same standard) as their New Zealand counterparts and classmates. The majority of courses in which they will enroll are examined formally at the end of the semester and in order to be awarded the credit, participants must take-and pass-the examination at the end of the study period in question.
The Massey University method of assessment is also distinctive. It has a system of internal assessment in which courses are assessed during the year. This supplements the end-of-year examinations. It provides feedback on performance, which is an essential part of successful university study.
View a list of the possible academic subjects offered by the Massey University Program as well as all of Brockport's university programs in New Zealand, here: Academic Subjects- Programs in Australia and New Zealand.pdf
Spring 2018: February 19th, 2018 - June 24th, 2018 (est.)
Fall 2017: July 12th - November 16th, 2017
Important note: Please do not book your travel arrangements until you have received the official Travel Memo from your program advisor.