University-Based Program




Semester Program


Oct 15, 2022 for 2023 Semester 1

Apr 15, 2023 for 2023 Semester 2


Semester 1: Late Feb – Late Jun, 2023

Semester 2: Middle Jul – Middle Nov, 2023


2.5 GPA to apply


Students can spend one or two semesters in one of Massey University’s three campuses spread across Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. During the semester, an opportunity to get to know New Zealand from a 360-degree experiencing perspective and enjoy indigenous Kiwi life during the semester. Learn from world-class lecturers and researchers in your subject and impress future employers by swapping one of your academic courses for an internship.


Dive into your adventure in one of campus quickly with APA on-site team’s support including airport pick-up, welcome meal, city tour, and other logistics set up on the arrival day.

Choose from Massey’s three campuses around the country that suits you the best. Enjoy your colorful life with a unique Kiwi style.

Access to APA on-site coordinator and other staff for continued support throughout the program.

Choose from around 100 subjects Massey offers for study abroad students and take the chance to deepen your New Zealand experience by taking one of Massey’s specialist courses – from Māori language to New Zealand history.

Get an internship opportunity by taking “Communication Internship” as a regular Massey course for no additional cost.

Develop good study practices and examination skills from the Centre for Teaching and Learning, which offers regular workshops as well as individual consultations.

University Introduction

Massey University (Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa) is New Zealand’s largest comprehensive research university and a truly national university with three campuses spread across Auckland, Palmerston North, and Wellington. You can choose to stay at any of the campuses.


  • – A beautiful campus with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities
  • – Based in a diverse, multi-cultural city of 1.5 million people
  • – A culture that fosters innovation through strong connections with industry, including an on-site business incubator
  • – High quality academic qualifications taught by world-class researchers and teachers, including four Distinguished Professors in sciences and humanities and social sciences


  • – An international campus with staff and students from over 80 countries
  • – World-class academic qualifications, teachers, and researchers
  • – Great sporting facilities, a state-of-the-art food plant, and farms
  • – Affordable accommodation and living
  • – A safe, friendly, young person’s city – a third of its population are aged 15 to 30 years


  • – A friendly, vibrant, and creative place
  • – Home to the Ngā Pae Māhutonga Wellington School of Design
  • – World-class research centers for public health, sleep, Māori health, disaster research, and tertiary teaching excellence

Massey has a long, proud tradition of breaking new ground in all its areas of expertise – agriculture, business, creative art, health, science, humanities and social science.

Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds ranked Massey in the top three per cent of universities in the world.


All three Massey campuses provide well facilitated accommodation. As a Massey student, you can apply to live in a Massey hall of residence, apartment or studio unit, or with a family in homestay accommodation, or find your own flat.

Massey Halls are Massey’s own accommodation facilities, aiming to give you the best student experience support during your university years. These Halls have dedicated staff to help navigate your priorities, connect you with other residents and encourage you to join the many events and activities that are available.

Massey Halls are situated either on campus or within a short walking distance of the University. Everything you need is nearby, such as shops, restaurants, etc.

Massey Halls are safe and secure, with key fob security access to buildings. There is a security team that does regular checks through the day and night.

APA recommends submitting your application anytime from June to October for Semester 1, and from November to April for Semester 2.


Semester 1, 2023

Feb – Jun

Semester 2, 2023

Jul – Nov

Application Deadline

Oct 15, 2022

Apr 15, 2023

Arrival Date and APA Logistics Set-up

Feb 17-18, 2023

Jul 11-12, 2023

Massey International Orientation 

Feb 20-24, 2023

Jul 14-16, 2023

Semester Dates

Feb 27-Late Jun, 2023

Jul 17-Mid Nov, 2023

Studying toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree at your home university now

Have completed at least one year of university study, or an associate degree

Have a GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (about the same as a B)

No language prerequisite if English is the first language of your home country

Application fee: $100 (non-refundable)

Program fee: $10,800 (including tuition, admission fee, and others)

Housing fee: $2,950 – $4,550

Students can get 5% off if the application is complete one month prior to the deadline.

– 4 Courses

– Course Registration Advice

– Official Transcripts from Host University

– Credit Transfer Assistance

– Visa Process Assistance

– International Flight Booking Support

– Airport Pick-Up and Welcome Dinner

– Local SIM card for Access to Services on Local Networks

– Destination City Tour

– Housing (Bedding) and Internet

– Student Safe Insurance

– University Orientation

–   International airfare

–   Student visas

–   Books

–   Meals during the semester 

–   International Travel insurance

*APA can book flights, process visas, and provide international travel insurance for students if needed.


APA offers scholarships to students studying abroad in the Asia-Pacific region. The APA TO YOU Scholarship is a need-based scholarship granted by APA each year to students on study abroad programs. Students are welcome to apply for the scholarship. APA prioritizes students who participate APA programs.



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