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Loyola Exchange/Study Abroad-Massey University
Albany, Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand; (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Year (Sp/Fall)
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Restrictions: LOYOLA applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
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3 Junior
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Program Description:
Massey University                     
New Zealand
Wellington, Palmerston North and Albany, New Zealand

University Highlights

  • Study at one of three campuses in North Island cities
  • Live and learn with New Zealanders (Kiwis)!
  • Experience the natural beauty, easygoing lifestyle and blend of European and Maori cultures in New Zealand
The University and Locations
Massey University is one of New Zealand's largest universities with more than 36,000 students studying across the University's three campuses, including about 4,000 international students.
International students are invited to study at one of Massey’s three campuses, all located on New Zealand's North Island:
Massey LocationsMassey Albany Campus is in a northern suburb of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest and most cosmopolitan city with a population of 1.5 million. Well-serviced by bus routes, students at the Massey Albany Campus can bus to beautiful North Shore swimming beaches as well as Auckland’s CBD. It’s Massey’s second largest campus, with an enrollment of over 7,000 students. Courses are offered in Business, History, English, Media Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, and more.
Massey Manawatu Campus is Massey’s largest campus with about 8,000 students. Situated in Palmerston North, a university town of 80,000 inhabitants, students are near some of the island’s best mountain bike trails, with spectacular scenery stretching from the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges to the coastal plains of Himatangi and Tangimoana.Courses offered at the Manawatu campus include Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Maori Studies, and more.
Massey Wellington Campus is in Wellington, a small city of 200,000 residents known as New Zealand's "heart of culture and creativity.” Located in the center of the Wellington’s arts and cultural district, Massey Wellington is known as the "creative" campus. Students and locals enjoy the many cafés and boutiques, as well as the colorful nightlife. With an enrollment of about 3,000 students, the campus offers courses in Music, Visual Arts, and Communication.
Please note only students in Music Performance, Communication and Visual Arts may apply to the Wellington campus.
Loyola students enroll directly and are able to register across disciplines at one campus. Make sure you are searching for classes at the campus you wish to attend. To see the complete listing of courses (called “papers”) use the Programs and Papers Search. Programs open to Loyola s
tudents include:


Selecting Courses at Massey
Papers at Massey University have a six-figure code to distinguish the subject and level.
For example: 152.261

  • '152' denotes the subject (Management)
  • '261' shows it is a 200-level paper.

Please choose all courses from one campus. For example, if you plan on attending the Wellington campus, make sure that you are not signing up for courses at the Palmerston North campus. Loyola students are not allowed to take distance-learning courses. Please note: students may or may not be able to take Part 1 of classes that are offered as yearlong courses. Please contact a Study Abroad Advisor for more information.

Credits and Grading
Loyola students typically enroll in four courses per semester for 60 New Zealand credits (approximately 15 credits at Loyola). 
The following grade conversion chart is approximate:

New Zealand Grade   Loyola Grade
A+, A, A-   A
B+, B, B-   B
C+, C, C-   C
D (Failure)   F
E (Extreme Failure)   F

Academic Calendar
Fall (Semester Two): July - November
Spring (Semester One): February - June

Student Life
Housing and Meals
Massey University offers a variety of housing options on and off campus. Loyola students typically live on campus in Residence Halls with other Massey students. On-campus housing includes o
ptional meal plans, or students can cook for themselves.

Off campus options include apartments and homestays. Students in apartments are responsible for their own meals. The Accommodation Office on each campus provides advice on accommodation options, rental agreements and dispute resolution. To learn more please visit:

Maori New ZealandStudent Organizations
International students are invited to participate in a wide variety of student organizations, ranging from political and artistic to religious, athletic and academic. Looking for something unique? Join the Massey University Rugby Club, open to men and women of all skill levels.

Massey's two marae (Maori meeting places) at Wellington and Palmerston North welcome international students and provide the opportunity to learn more about the fascinating and unique culture of New Zealand's indigenous people.  

Visa Regulations
more information can be found in the Visa section of the ISEP handbook below.

Useful Links

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 04/15/2015
05/01/2015 02/22/2016 06/25/2016
Year 2016-2017 12/14/2015
01/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fall 2016 12/14/2015
01/01/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 04/01/2016 04/15/2016 TBA TBA

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