The Massey University Manawatu campus in Palmerston North is the home of Massey's original campus with approximately 9,000 students. The campus has a focus on professional and applied programs including specialist areas of physical and natural sciences, technology, engineering, agriculture, animal science, food and nutrition, health, sport, business, arts, psychology, Maori and education. Students choose Massey Manawatu for its student life, superb location in New Zealand, and the low cost of living.
Palmerston North, New Zealand's sixth largest city of 80,000, is a vibrant, young person's city where nearly half of the city's population is under 25 years. It offers affordable accommodation, great restaurants, live theatre, and sporting facilities. For the adventurous, there are challenging mountain bike tracks, bungee jumping, river kayaking and equestrian facilities. It is also an easy city to get around either by foot or bicycle, and there are free city bus services for students.
Massey University is characterized by the practical and applied nature of many of its teaching programs and by its expertise in a wide range of fields. Massey has five academic colleges: Business, Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences.
Massey Manawatu is New Zealand's premiere and largest institution for the life sciences, agricultural, horticultural and veterinary teaching and research and is a leader in industrial innovation through areas such as food science and technology, biotechnology, advanced material sciences and product development.
Massey's College of Business has an excellent reputation for its business research and theory and the practical application of these to contemporary workplaces. The Finance program is ranked within the top 10 of 170 universities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Studying abroad at Massey University - Palmerston North in New Zealand is available as a semester abroad program in the Fall or Spring semesters or for a full academic year abroad.