Update in English Language Proficiency Entry Requirements


Dear Partners, 

Hope you are keeping well. 

We are reaching out to you in regards to your current student applications with us. One of the outstanding requirements we can see for most 2020 Semester 2 applications is providing evidence of meeting the English entry requirement for your students’ chosen programme.  We have acknowledged requests for alternative options for your students to provide English language evidence; we appreciate your patience and understanding allowing us more time to come back to you. To help your students apply for the Semester 2, 2020 intake, we are thrilled to say Massey is accepting the following alternative English evidence:

1. TOEFL – TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition 
2. IELTS – IELTS Indicator  
3. Massey University English Language programmes online:

English Language Proficiency Programme (ELP)
Once applied,  the student will be required to sit an online English language placement test in your home country to determine the appropriate level of class to support your student’s language development. IELTS and equivalent can also be considered in place of the placement test.
Pathway into our Certificate in Foundation studies programme
Pathway into our Certificate in University Preparation programme 
Pathway into our Foundation Certificate In Academic English (UG DEEP) programme
Pathway into our Foundation Certificate in Advanced Academic English (PG DEEP) programme

Foundation Certificate in Academic English (DEEP)
Massey English Language Proficiency Programme or  IELTS 5 in all bands or equivalent  
Pathway into our Pre-Degree programmes 
Pathway into our Undergraduate programmes (not including IELTS only programmes)

Foundation Certificate In Advanced Academic English (DEEP Advanced)
Entry: Massey English Language Proficiency Programme or  IELTS 5.5 in all band or equivalent
Pathway: Pathway into our Postgraduate programmes (not including IELTS only programmes)

4. Students in China 

When your student receives their results, select Massey University from the dropdown menu to share the score with us. You will receive an email notification to confirm once your test has been scored and shared. Below is the equivalency table comparing to the IELTS requirement.

Duolingo /IELTS
80 / 5.0
90 /5.5
100 / 6.0
110 / 6.5

5. International Students currently in NZ 

We will also consider evidence from International students who have undertaken an approved English programme at a New Zealand provider.  

Please let us know if COVID-19 is impacting your ability to provide your student’s documentation to us. If you need any help with progressing your application please do not hesitate to contact our admission team at international@massey.ac.nz.

Stay well and thank you for your continuous support.