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ISA: Massey University, New Zealand (Third Party)

The Program

ISA, a non-profit organization, directly enrolls you into Massey University for a semester or year abroad. Massey University is New Zealand’s largest university by way of enrollments with some 40,000 students and is host to students from more than 70 countries. It is a comprehensive university with a 76 year tradition of academic excellence and is characterized by the applied nature of degree programs and close links with industry and professional sectors. The University is a progressive and dynamic multi-campus entity with campuses in Auckland (Albany), Palmerston North and Wellington, and is well regarded for its innovation, research-lead education and ability to provide programs that meet the needs of both domestic and international students. Today, it is among the top three universities in New Zealand for research degree completion and external research income.

The Academics

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.  The School of

Design at Massey is New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious design school and has a reputation for excellence in international quality art and design education. The Institute of Veterinary , Animal & Biomedical Sciences at Massey is a world leader in the advancement and dissemination of knowledge regarding animal health, animal welfare, conservation and sustainable pastoral productivity. 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.  New Zealand-focussed 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, Defence Studies, and the New Zealand Economy. The University’s strengths also include Aviation, Biotechnology, Communication, Environmental & Ecological studies, Forestry, Food Technology, Genetics, Human Nutrition, Psychology, Performance Jazz, Sociology and Sports Studies.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ANTH 1000 Other People’s Worlds 146.101 Introductory Social Anthropology 3 6/30/2020
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study 150114 He Tirohanga o Mua: Maori Custom, Lore and Economics 3 12/31/2017
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study 179230 The Wellbeing of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand 3 12/31/2017
HIST 1993 Foreign Study 148.114 Making New Zealand: A Survey to 1914 4 6/30/2020
HIST 1998 Varieties of History 176102 New Zealand Society 3 12/31/2017
PHIL 1102 Philosophy and Logic 134205 Logic 3 12/31/2017
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 200.261 World Politics 4 6/30/2020
PSYC 2700 Social Psychology 175201 Social Psychology 3 12/31/2020

The Experience

The International Students’ Office is the central point of contact for international students with dedicated study abroad staff to provide you with on-going support throughout your studies.

One way to immerse your self in the Kiwi culture and make new friends is to live amongst Kiwi students. At Massey you have a range of quality housing and living options to choose from, including Hall of Residence (on-campus – catered) and university managed Flats or Apartments (off-campus self catered). Students enjoy the social environment and recreational events organised between the Massey housing facilities. Accommodation is within a short distance from central campus and guaranteed to international students.

The University has a modern computerized library with in excess of 850,000 volumes, which is supported by an electronic on-line journal service. Other student services include accommodation placement, free airport pickup, chaplaincy, computer facilities and support, disability services, a Health and Medical Centre, a Learning Support Centre and student counseling services.

Click here for information on applying to an ISA program.


Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
The Details

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  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/08/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.75