Massey University’s Albany campus, located near Auckland, New Zealand, is part of one of the country’s most defining universities. Massey is characterized by the applied nature of its teaching and research programs and by its special expertise in the fields of sciences, creative arts, social sciences, education and business. The university prides itself on its openness to students of diverse backgrounds spanning age, geographic location, ethnicity and culture.
The Surrounding Area
Auckland is an international city with a population of over one million people. It is built around a stunning harbor with a bridge connecting the North Shore to the city center. It is New Zealand’s largest urban area with a diverse multi-cultural population and world class features and facilities.
The Albany Campus (also referred to as the Auckland campus) is part of the North Shore and is usually just a 20 minute drive from the center of Auckland. The Albany campus is part of North Shore city. Within walking distance of the campus is a large shopping center where students can shop and browse, and just down the road is the Albany village with its traditional shops. The campus is surrounded by a wide range of amenities, including numerous cafés, shopping centers, cinema complexes, art galleries, libraries, a performing arts facility, and extensive leisure and sport facilities including the North Harbour Sports Stadium. There are also campuses in Wellington & Palmerston North.
The North Shore city region covers 120km of coastline and includes more than 30 sandy swimming beaches. Part of the North Shore’s appeal is that it is just a short drive from the city lights and downtown lifestyle of central Auckland, yet it has a real community feel and beach side character.
North Shore is served by motorway links to Auckland and the International Airport as well as to major rail and ferry terminals. City bus services are efficient, well developed and relatively inexpensive.
Location.................................................... Albany, New Zealand
Albany Population ..............................................................2,170
Auckland Population ...................................................1.3 million
Massey University has a number of student associations that aim to make sure that university students enjoy the best university experience possible. They provide leadership to the student body and are also student advocates to the university and wider community. Some of the student associations and society offerings include: weekly lunchtime activities, Orientation Week and the University Games, broadcasts and publications designed and delivered by, and aimed at, university students, advice, support and facilities of all kinds. The campus offers recreational activities ranging from basketball and cricket as well as a group fitness studio and personal trainers.
- Degree-seeking student
- At least sophomore standing at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 2.75+ GPA at time of application
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington study abroad program with Massey University will receive credit toward their degree requirement for most majors. They offer over 70 majors and a a wide range of specialized programs including but not limited to: agriculture and horticulture, business, communication, journalism, biology, English, health sciences, and psychology. This program is AACSB accredited and approved by the Cameron School of Business for business students.
At the Massey University, each course is 15 credit points. A typical course load is three or four classes per semester. This is equivalent to 12-15 UNCW credit hours. Please make an appointment with the education abroad advisor for New Zealand to discuss Massey's course offerings and credit transfer process.
The Massey University Albany campus has several accommodation options, including new halls of residence and nearby apartments. Te Ōhanga Village is the hub for student living and located in the heart of Massey's Auckland campus. The village consists of three catered (meal plans) halls of residence, with a total of 210 single bedrooms and self-catered (no meal plan) apartments for 70 residents. The village has a gold-star rating for its sustainability initiatives. Accommodation is priced weekly and costs are stated in New Zealand dollars (NZ$).
As with all New Zealand schools, Massey University follows the southern hemisphere calendar.
Fall Semester Dates (this is New Zealand's Spring term or Semester Two)
Mid-July to Early November
Spring Semester Dates (this is New Zealand's Fall term or Semester One)
Mid-February to Mid-June
This program is available as Study Abroad. This means you pay your tuition, fees, room and board abroad. There will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with the education abroad advisor for New Zealand to discuss your budget and to determine which program is best for you.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/ international/abroad/aid.html.