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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand; Palmerston North, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2021 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Program Description:

Program Overview 


With all the natural wonders and unique Kiwi cultural experiences you won’t get anywhere else in the world, New Zealand is the ideal place to live and study. This program offers you the opportunity to enroll in a wide range of Massey University’s prestigious and innovative courses across the five colleges: Business, Education, Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and Creative Arts—including an extensive program in Maori Visual and Performing Arts.

Massey University operates three campuses located in different cities on the North Island of New Zealand: Palmerston North, Auckland, and Wellington. Each campus offers a unique environment in which to study and immerse yourself in the local culture. New Zealand semesters differ from those in the US. You may participate in one or two semesters; Semester 1 runs from February to June and Semester 2 runs from July to November. Each of the three cities in which you can choose to study with Massey University has abundant opportunities to immerse yourself in Kiwi culture.

Program Focus

Massey offers several thousand papers (courses) across many disciplines. The university’s strengths include Aviation, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Communication, Design, Environmental and Ecological Studies, Finance, Forestry, Food Technology, Genetics, Human Nutrition, Psychology, Performance Jazz, Science, Sociology, and Sports Studies. Always popular with international students, Massey offers many papers with a New Zealand focus including New Zealand Flora, New Zealand Environmental Issues, Understanding New Zealand Geology, Contemporary New Zealand Literature, Maori Language, New Zealand Cinema, and New Zealand Economy. Graduate-level study is possible, conditional on applicant assessment. To apply for graduate-level study, students should supply evidence of having completed an undergraduate qualification. Please note that assessment for graduate-level admission takes longer than undergraduate admission.

Fact Sheet

Education Abroad Advisor Rachel Landers
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Program Provider USAC
Program Dates Current USAC Calendar
Areas of Study
  • Art and Design Studies
  • Creative Media Production
  • Fashion Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Photography
  • Spatial Design
  • Textile Design
  • Visual and Material Culture
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Development
  • Nutritional Science*
  • Physiology
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Classical Studies
  • Development Studies
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Humanities Social Sciences
  • Linguistics
  • Maori Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Building and Construction
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science*
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Electronics and Info Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Information Technology*
  • Mathematics*
  • Mechatronics and Automation Engineering
  • Nanoscience
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics
  • Process Engineering
  • Resource and Environmental Planning
  • Soil Science
  • Statistics*
  • Accounting*
  • Business
  • Information Systems
  • Media Studies
Credits Per Semester, students enroll in 12 to 16 semester credits (18 to 24 quarter credits). 
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during fall and spring terms
Language of Instruction English
Host Country Language English
Housing Apartment and Residence Hall
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA 2.75
Language Requirement No previous language skills

Program Costs

PSU Fees Program Fee

USAC Program Fee Includes the following:

  • Tuition and fees
    Host university housing information assistance
    Personalized pre-departure advising
    Visa guidance
    Parental support and consultation
    Scholarship advising and assistance
    Transcript assistance
    Mandatory New Zealand student health insurance (StudentSafe)
    Mandatory on-site orientation
    International staff support
    Local travel resources, tips, and suggestions