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Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Est. 1927Ranked among top 10 universities in NZ
Located in Palmerston North (popularly known as Palmy), New Zealand, Massey University was established in 1927. It is not only one of the largest universities in New Zealand but also the only one providing specialized courses in aviation, dispute resolution, veterinary medicine, and nano science. The university has three distinct campuses in New Zealand situated in Palmerston North, Albany, and Wellington. It is also known for its Extramural (distance learning) programs.
*Average tuition fee is only an indicator of the estimate annual cost for Engineering courses at Massey. Course specific tuition fee may vary and it's best to refer to the university's [official website]. An estimate of the average tuition fee at Massey University in Indian Rupees is INR 3,32,000 as of 23 Oct 2019.
A city on the North Island of New Zealand, Palmerston North, home to Massey University is a compact city with only 80,000 inhabitants (known as Kiwis) who are generally friendly people. Most people speak English. The city encourages the love for sports and life in the midst of nature. It is the largest city with many superior universities in its lap. Outdoor activities include camping and tramping as there are some great hills for hikes. It is at a convenient distance from Hawke's Bay wine region, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Ruapehu. Its nightlife is not so good as that of Auckland. Students can travel off-campus with their student id-card and get to use a free bus-shuttle service. Overall though, bus routes are few. New Zealand's capital, Wellington city is close by and the waveless wonders of Himitangi Beach.
The main campus of Massey University is known as the Manawatu campus which houses the administrative section of the university and also the buildings of College of Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and the Business School. Massey University holds other campuses in Albany, Wellington, and Extramural. The campus also includes a Recreation Centre, Athletics Track, and Equestrian Centre. They also house the Royal Aeronautical Society. In the heart of the campus lies the Manawatu library where students have a good study space and computer center. Apart from this, the campus has a bookshop, a printery, various prayer rooms, banking facilities, and child care centers.
On-campus living has green grounds and halls that are a 5-min walk from the study labs, lectures, and theatres. The on-campus facility caters to about 900 students. Some of the popular residential halls are Bindaloe and Craig lock Hall, City & Egmont Courts, Kiwitea Halls, Colombo Halls, Atawahi Single Units, etc. Residential assistants and managers live in the same area to ensure students have support 24/7. Living on-campus may cost about $9000 to $11000. There are various off-campus facilities owned by Massey University Students’ Association (MUSA). One may need about $316 as a living cost.
The average temperature in summer is 22-degree Celsius and 12-degree Celsius in winter. The coldest it can get is -10 degree Celsius. It rains about 37 inches per year yet over 200 days are rain free. This is very much a windy city and even has wind farms close by. Snow falls are extremely rare in Palmerston North.
The Faculty to student ratio is 1:15. Massey University has 100 formal academic engagements with various institutions in the world which can be beneficial for students. Their Business School is highly valued. Development studies at Massey is a well-known course for its importance given on qualitative and participatory research. They are also one step ahead in the agri-business field with various innovations and systems in place. Other subjects taught here are accountancy, aviation, communication, journalism, marketing, economics, finance, and management. Apart from the regular belief, it is not so easy to get good grades here. One must work very hard. Students making mistakes in English are known to be penalized.
Massey Business School postgraduate scholarship goes about $10000. There is also a scholarship provided for creative arts (NZD $20,000). The competition for the scholarship is too high and one must check the accessibility before applying.
The student union manages the career center and assists students in the Job Search. Average MBA would fetch about NZ$180,000 per annum while other fields fetch around NZ$63,000. But international students should check for work post-graduation opportunities before they apply.
This is a comparatively relaxed moderate-sized university with a lesser cost of living than the rest of New Zealand and the United States. If you are not good at independent academic learning, you may face issues. There is no hand-holding here. Overall, it is one of the best universities in New Zealand but particularly Palmerston may feel a little cut-out from the world. Students advise to choose the Wellington campus in that case. If you seek primarily education and nothing much, this university will not disappoint you.
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