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Featuring CCIS Programs

Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand

Palmerston North, New Zealand (Australia & New Zealand)

Quick Facts

Fall 2017
Dates:  July  November
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017
Costs:  $11,000 CCIS Member | $11,400 Non-Member


Program Overview

The Manawatu campus in Palmerston North is the founding home of Massey University. With a student population of 9,000 students, the campus sits amongst beautiful park-like grounds, and offers students a university lifestyle like no other.

This vibrant, young person's city with the highest student population per head in New Zealand, offers affordable accommodation, great bars and restaurants, live theatre, sporting centres and indoor pools. For the adventurous, there are challenging mountain bike tracks, bungi-jumping, river kayaking and equestrian facilities.


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Montana State University
Susan Welker
Director of Study Abroad and Exchanges

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(406) 994-7151

This program is sponsored and administered by Montana State University.

Academics & Program

Massey University in Palmerston North

Massey has a reputation of academic excellence and leadership across a wide range of disciplines and is, for example, New Zealand's premier and largest institution for agricultural and horticultural teaching and research.

Study Abroad students can select from a wide range of courses across the five Colleges: Business; Education; Design, Fine Arts & Music; Humanities & Social Sciences; and Sciences.

Course Offerings

Course offerings (called papers) at Massey University can be found at the Massey Program Course Search.

Subjects taught on the Manawatu campus inlude: Agriculture Computer Science Economics Education Engineering International Business Mathematics and Information Sciences Nutrition Sciences Social Sciences

Academic Highlights

New Zealand-focused subjects of particular interest to recent students include: Maori Visual & Performing Arts, NZ Fauna & Flora, NZ Environmental Issues, Plate Tectonics & NZ Geology, Mid-Twentieth Century Aotearoa/ NZ Literature, Maori Language, Defense Studies, and the New Zealand Economy.

Course Credits: Credits vary
Language of Instruction: English

Student Life & Housing

Student Life

Massey provides students with a range of indoor and outdoor recreational, cultural and leisure programs through the Recreation and Student Association Centers.

Learn more about student organzations at the Manawatu campus. 
Learn more about sport and recreation at the Manawatu campus.
Learn more about the city of Palmerston North.

Global Student Athlete

The Global Student Athlete program combines study abroad with professional coaching and personal training for student athletes, including a strength and conditioning trackelite sport services track, and rugby track. All tracks are open to male and female athletes. 


At Palmerston North, you have a range of quality housing and living options to choose from, including on-campus, catered halls of residence and university-managed flats or off-campus, self-catered apartments. To learn more, visit the Accommodations website. 

Duration & Costs


Semester Two (Fall 2017): July 10 - November 16, 2017
Semester One (Spring 2017): February 18 - June 25, 2017

See Massey University calendar for more information.


Fall 2017: $11,000 CCIS Member | $11,400 Non-CCIS Member
Spring 2017: $10,700 CCIS Member | $11,100 Non-Member

Costs Included: Tuition, medical insurance, airport pick-up, orientation, and the International Student Identity Card (ISIC).

Costs Not Included: Airfare, personal costs, room & board (current estimates are $160-$200 per week depending on option).

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Semester One (US Spring Semester): November 1
Semester Two (US Fall Semester): April 1

All application materials must be completed through the online application and/or received at Montana State University by these dates.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must have at least a 2.8 GPA and have sophomore status to be eligible for the program. Community college applicants must have completed the requirements for an associate's degree before the start of the program.

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!

Supplemental Application Material

Your CCIS application has two parts, 1) you will complete an online application form with general information and 2) each program may have supplemental forms that need to be completed and submitted via email. Please download the supplemental application materials to your computer.

Do not fill forms out in your web browser. Submit the completed supplemental application material directly to your study abroad advisor or to the program sponsor. Make sure to check with your study abroad office to learn how they want applications submitted.

MSU Signature Verification Form
MSU Disciplinary Clearance Form
Passport-sized photo (JPEG format preferred)
Supplemental Application

Refund Policy
31 or more days prior to first day of orientation:  100%  (minus $400.00 deposit)
30 days or less prior to first day of orientation:     75%  (minus $400.00 deposit)
After departure but prior to first day of classes:   50%  (minus $400.00 deposit)
After first day of classes any refund will be determined after consultation with host institution.

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