Massey has three campuses - Auckland, Palmerston North, and Wellington. The Palmerston North campus is the original (main) campus, with a student population of about 10,000 and a city population of about 75,000. It is a very student-oriented city. The campus specialties include sciences, engineering, business, social sciences, and Maori studies.
The Auckland campus is located in the largest city. The campus has about 6500 students and the city has a population of about 1.3 million. The Auckland campus is very multicultural and offers a large variety of courses.
The Wellington campus is the smallest, with a student population of about 6000. It is known as the more creative campus, and offers courses in design, fine arts, fashion, interior design, music, and also business and engineering.
The grading scale at Massey is similar to the U.S. Students must get a grade of A, B, or C in order for credits to transfer back to NC State.
Courses in New Zealand are called papers. Most papers are 12.5 points (2 hours lecture + 1 hour tutorial per week). Students usually take 4 papers per semester, which equates to 50 points in New Zealand and 12-15 credits in the United States.
ISEP is an organization of over 100 institutions which have agreed to participate in student exchanges. NC State's participation in ISEP allows you to attend universities in 39 countries worldwide.
- ISEP Direct
- Students pay tuition, room and board directly to ISEP.
- Cost for ISEP Direct programs is available on the ISEP Direct website.
- Not competitive as long as a student meets the minimum requirements.
- Best option for out-of-state students. This is not available for every program. Please see the ISEP Direct website for a list of ISEP Direct sites.
To learn about this specific ISEP program, please visit the "homepage" link listed above.
NC State Application Instructions
(Please read each step carefully)
- Submit an application through ISEP to the Massey University - Auckland program.
- ISEP will require that your NC State study abroad advisor approve your application. Please note that before they can approve your ISEP application, you will need to have submitted your PackAbroad application and be in Accepted status.
- Complete a Non-NC State programs application in PackAbroad by clicking 'Apply Now' on this page
- Financial Aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students to meet the expenses of study abroad. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship, and check out other ideas for funding study abroad.
- ISEP has information about ISEP and outside scholarships and other financial resources available on their website.
- All transcripts should be sent to the NC State Study Abroad Office.