PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 

• Enjoy the endless beauty New Zealand has to offer while studying at a centrally located campus in the capital city of Wellington, a cosmopolitan haven surrounded by rolling green hills and stunning harbor views 

• Get inspired by Wellington’s creative community! Study media, communications, design, business, Maori Visual Arts, sport management, and more. 

• Engage with a culture known for its legendary hospitality, award-winning culinary scene, and commitment to sustainability with the most used public transportation system in all of New Zealand 

LIFE ABROAD  

Engage in endless opportunities to immerse yourself in the cultural and natural beauty of New Zealand! Enjoy access to a vast range of modern amenities in the capital city of Wellington, while also learning about the historic and impactful culture of the Māori people. 

LIVE

Live in a furnished 3- or 5-bedroom apartment in a modern building just a 5-minute walk to campus! Apartments have a shared kitchen, living space, and bathroom.  

DINE 

Prepare meals in your shared kitchen—the supermarket is just a 3-minute walk away! Alternatively, enjoy a meal at one of the many cafes or bakeries within walking distance, or purchase a meal plan to eat in the campus dining hall. On-campus cafes also provide a convenient spot for coffee and snacks. 

EXPERIENCE 

You’ll love living and studying at Massey’s centrally-located downtown Wellington campus, surrounded by luscious green mountains and sandy beaches. In Wellington, New Zealand’s breath-taking scenery can be easily accessed through the expansive public transit system. Ride the historic Wellington cable car to enjoy stunning panoramic city views or hop on a bus to visit Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary to take in the incredible flora and fauna.  

EXPLORE 

Wellington offers endless activities and areas to explore for visitors to embrace living like a local. After class, head downtown to delve into the vintage shopping scene or watch a rugby match at a local café while enjoying the impeccable coffee culture. Stroll the mesmerizing civic square to take in imaginative artwork all around you before heading to town hall to enjoy a concert or heading to the waterfront to savor some locally brewed beer.  

THRIVE 

Massey’s Wellington campus offers extensive facilities for your studies and well-being! You’ll have access to world-class art, design, and film production studios and labs, health science research labs, marae, and more. The Student’s Association organizes events and hosts a student lounge for relaxing. For an additional fee, you can join the Recreation Centre, which includes yoga and group fitness classes and a state-of-the-art gym. Counseling, tutoring, and extensive student support services are also available. 

INTERNSHIP

Gain international professional experience with a credit-bearing internship in communication, journalism, or marketing. Past placements include media companies, arts agencies, sports organizations, and global non-profits. 

What We Love About Wellington 

Wellington has it all- a thriving cultural and arts scene with mesmerizing beaches, mountains, and endless natural beauty surrounding the city at every corner of this bustling friendly city!  

See the ISEP Direct budget and estimated expenses.

Program Website

Course Description

Massey University's Wellington campus is a hub for creative studies, and is approved by NASAD and ranked in the QS Top 100 universities worldwide for art and design. 

The chart below highlights some of the more popular classes student have taken in the past.  Use this to get started on your own academic planning for your study abroad in New Zealand. 

Credits Earned 

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to 60 credits which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 12-15 U.S. Credit Hours. Each paper (class) will be worth 15 points (credits).  

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid. 

Sample Classes Available: 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Communications 

 
 
 
 

Journalism 

 
 
 
 

Visual Arts 

 
 
 
 

Film Production 

 
 
 
 

Brand Communication 

 
 

Global, Investigative, and Data Journalism 

 
 

Art Studio 

 
 

Animation Production 

 
 
 
 

Fashion Communication 

 
 

News Media and Society 

 
 

Art & Design 

 
 

Applied Producing & Directing 

 
 
 
 

Media Law & Ethics 

 
 

Culture, Power, and the Media 

 
 

Contemporary Art Projects 

 
 

Documentary Film 

 
 
 
 

Marketing Communication & Advertising 

 

 
 

Specialist Reporting 

 
 

Creative Communities 

 
 

Production Planning and Development

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Honorah Maggio 703-504-9989 | hmaggio@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business:

    Business Communications Business Management Marketing

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Photojournalism Public Relations Publishing

  • Sports Studies

    Sport and Fitness Management

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Apparel and Textiles Art Studies Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management Cinematography and Film Production Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Directing and Theatrical Production Drawing Fashion/Apparel Design Film Studies Game and Interactive Media Design Graphic Design Industrial and Product Design Interior Design Music Performance Music Technology Music Theory and Composition Photography Playwriting and Screenwriting Studio Arts

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 19
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. Missing or unverified documentation will result in delays in student placement; ISEP, therefore, recommends that applicants enclose the following documentation with their ISEP application:

Students interested in taking courses at the New Zealand School of Music or the College of Creative Arts should consult special application instructions for audition tape and portfolio submission requirements. 

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture

  • Architecture

  • Biology

  • Business

  • Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Engineering

  • Health Sciences

  • History

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

  • Physical Sciences

  • Social Sciences

  • Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.45 or higher
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 550
  • IELTS Score: 6

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. Missing or unverified documentation will result in delays in student placement; ISEP, therefore, recommends that applicants enclose the following documentation with their ISEP application:

Students interested in taking courses at the New Zealand School of Music or the College of Creative Arts should consult special application instructions for audition tape and portfolio submission requirements. 

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Other Academic Conditions

Academic Program Notes: 

• Students with a strong background in communication, journalism, or marketing can apply for a full semester internship.  The Communication Internship involves a placement in a media company, for-profit business, community arts agency, sports organisation, governmental department, or global non-profit.  Internships are available on all three Massey campuses during semester 1 and 2. The internship will serve as one of the four courses you take at Massey during the semester. 

• Students interested in taking courses at the New Zealand School of Music or the College of Creative Arts should consult special application instructions for audition tape and portfolio submission requirements. 

• Massey University follows the Southern Hemisphere calendar. If you are considering studying for a full-year in New Zealand, you should consider starting your program at the beginning of Massey’s academic year in February. 

Programs are called “qualifications” in New Zealand and a program area of focus is called a “specialization”.  Classes are called both “courses” and “papers”.  Most courses are worth 15 credits per semester.  Students can expect to spend 10 hours per week attending lectures and required discussions, completing readings and assignments. 

The credit system at Massey U. 

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