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Massey University Foundation Education Programme


FOUNDATION EDUCATION: Pathway programmes are available to help you study at university and meet the entry requirements for your undergraduate degree. We offer a two-semester full-foundation and a one-semester fast-track option which are both available at either our Manawatu or Auckland campuses. DIRECT ENTRY ENGLISH PATHWAY (DEEP): DEEP programmes are available to assist you meet the University’s academic English language requirements and to develop the study and research skills appropriate for your chosen programme of study at foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate level. DEEP is available at either our Manawatu or Auckland campuses. If you successfully complete the DEEP programme to the required standard, you will follow a direct pathway to your degree.

Contact Massey University Foundation Education Programme
Physical address

Tennent Drive
4474 Palmerston North
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Phone numbers

64 6 350 5126

  • Number of students: 330
  • Number of international students: 207
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • English language
  • Pathways to Undergraduate/ Foundation programs

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • Banking facilities on campus
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Halls of Residence
  • Homestay
  • Onsite apartments

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Chapel

Religious Clubs

  • Anglican
  • Christian
  • Muslim

For more information or to apply, please visit:

uniprep.massey.ac.nz or contact us at uniprep@massey.ac.nz

The Manawatu is heartland New Zealand. A landscape that sweeps from the sea to the Tararua Ranges, it offers an exciting range of adventure activities.

Choose from rafting, kayaking, blokarting, horse trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing and a host of other activities.

If you want to experience country life, it’s all around you. Go to a real stock auction. This is where the farmers buy and sell their farm animals, gathering around pens as the auctioneer rattles off bids. Stock auctions are one of New Zealand’s oldest traditions, dating back to the 1880s.

Or you could find a farmstay and meet farmers whose families have been on the land for generations.

There's a great diversity of attractions in Manawatu. In the vibrant student city of Palmerston North you can explore the world’s first museum devoted to rugby. If you’re a garden lover there are some fabulous public and private gardens to see, including one of the top rose gardens in the world. And a little way down the road around Horowhenua you’ll find such quirky attractions as an owl park, a farm devoted to Clydesdales and a fully operational Dutch windmill.
Main centres: 

Palmerston North


Bulls, Dannevirke, Feilding, Foxton, Marton, Pahiatua, Shannon, Taihape, Woodville

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