Massey University, Manawatu Campus was established in 1927 as a small agricultural college in Palmerston North. 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 Manawatu offers 150 programmes across the spectrum of Sciences, Education, Business and Humanities and Social Sciences. It is the only place in New Zealand to offer a Veterinary Science degree (BVSc). The Massey BVSc is recognised in both Australasia and America and allows you to practise in these countries.
The campus also offers 75 postgraduate programmes and is the engine room of the University's research culture. It is home for many of New Zealand's top researchers who have earned Massey an international reputation. One example is the prestigious Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution which is a Centre of Research Excellence.
The Manawatu campus has two sites:
- Turitea - Renowned for its beautiful park-like setting of huge trees and attractive gardens.
- Hokowhitu - On the city side of the Manawatu River, near the lagoon.
Why Choose Massey University?
- The University has groundbreaking research.
- They contribute to land-based industries.
- They have a distinctive mix of campus-based, distance and international teaching.
- They commit for innovation.
- They have close links with the community.
- The University has an 80-year tradition of academic excellence.
- Computer Labs
- Wireless Networks
- Disability services
- Transport and Parking
- College of Business
- College of Creative Arts
- College of Education
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- College of Sciences
The Massey University High Achiever Scholarships were established to support new students enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of high achievement in the areas of: Academic, Arts and Sport. The master and doctoral Scholarships are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University and are awarded on academic ranking.
Student Life –
Each year, about 30,000 students from over 80 countries choose Massey University to help them realize their ambitions and achieve their true potential. Their students move on to successful futures and careers in New Zealand and internationally. Massey provides an extensive range of student-centered facilities and services on all campuses and ensures an active, enriching campus life beyond the academic experience.
Student Services –
The University understands the challenges of student life and provides services to help the students achieve their academic and personal goals. The students make the most use of time at Massey University and take advantage of all the services and resources available to them. These services are funded in part by the student services levy.
Career Services –
The Massey University career and employment service strives to enhance the employability of the university's students and recent graduates by enabling them to make informed and independent career decisions; to develop skills that can be transferred into their chosen career and to facilitate their transitions from study to work.
They recognize the diversity of Massey students and graduates and are committed to addressing their individual needs regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, marital status, social class, or age preference.