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Find programmes in your areas of interest.




Undergraduate programmes

Postgraduate programmes

Creative arts


Humanities and social sciences


Humanities and social sciences

Many of these programmes have majors, endorsements and subjects that offer a more specific focus. NZ citizens can study most of these online from anywhere in the world.

Undergraduate programmes

Postgraduate programmes


Apply to study online

To apply to study at Massey University, go to your preferred programme and click on the Apply now! button.

Contact us for assistance with your application.


Meet our students


Studying online with Massey from an overseas location is easy. The online environment is incredibly supportive.

Katrina Terawsky
Bachelor of Business (Property)


To any other kiwis who are living overseas and are considering studying, just do it!

Hayley Wise
Bachelor of Business Studies

Financing your studies from overseas

As a New Zealand citizen, you will only pay domestic fees. And while you’re studying outside of New Zealand, you don’t pay GST on the programme fees or non-tuition costs. You are also eligible to apply for:

  • a New Zealand student loan and/or student allowance
  • the Government’s fees-free study scheme.

Individual situations may vary. Contact StudyLink for information about your eligibility. You can check your eligibility for fees-free study by entering your National Student Number on the Fees Free website.

StudyLinkFees Free

About Massey University

Join a leading University in online and borderless education

Massey University has been a distance education provider for over 50 years and one in 16 New Zealanders have studied with us through distance education.

You can be confident your learning will be at the latest international standards and your qualification will be well received wherever your journey takes you after you graduate.

Massey University's reputation is supported by its international rankings, accreditations and associations. Based on QS World University Rankings, Massey is:

  • Ranked in the top 300 universities in the world
  • Rated 5 Stars based on 9 categories, including online

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About studying online

Studying online allows you to achieve your educational dreams while you are working, training or raising a family. Our online programmes have been designed to fit around you—watch lectures or read materials wherever you might be, at a time that is suitable to your schedule.

Watch lectures online with Stream

Massey's online learning platform, Stream, allows you to learn in a virtual classroom. Depending on your course, you could be using Stream to watch online presentations, interact with lecturers and peers, take quizzes, submit assignments and more. Stream gives you greater control of your learning by allowing you to replay or re-read lessons you’re not clear about.

Support services for online and distance students

Massey University offers all students a wide range of support services - from advice on choosing what to study through to confidential counselling support and career advice.

Massey’s support services can be accessed in a range of different ways including online, via email, Skype, or over the phone.

Short online courses

Some of these courses are free to study. They are not accredited and not recognised as formal qualifications.

Foundations of Oiled Wildlife Response

The Foundations course is designed as a comprehensive introduction to oiled wildlife response for anyone interested in learning more or helping in a response.

Toro Mai

Free online courses in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori.

Join us on a guided journey of learning to deepen your understanding and awareness of Māori knowledge.

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