Published: 08th September 2018
Massey University's Stuart Morris tells us why this university deserves our attention
Morris has an Agricultural Science degree from Massey University and Master’s degree in Public Policy from Victoria University, Wellington
New Zealand is best known for its spectacularly scenic locations. But that's not all they want to be known for. Stuart Morris, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Operations and University Registrar at Massey University, stated that their Wellington campus is tactically situated to provide students more exposure to industrial opportunities. So, if you're thinking about pursuing your higher education abroad, why not try New Zealand to receive that sought-after edge in the professional world.
The New Zealand Excellence Awards scholarship scheme is for Indian students and offers $10,000 towards study costs for students studying at the PG level or $5,000 for UG students
Recently, dignitaries from Massey University visited India to make a strong case for students to consider studying in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Morris got right to the point and announced their new scholarship of $5,000 for international students. This is towards the cost of studying at the university's Wellington or Manawatū campus. The Manawatū campus is Massey's first campus, dating back to 1927. The Wellington campus is, reportedly, located in the heart of the city. "Hence, it's very well-connected to industries and as a result, offers several opportunities in terms of internships. It is also quite popular among international students," he said.
Morris was happy to note that there has been a 23 per cent increase in the number of Indian students choosing Massey University and even happier when he noticed that there's an increase in the number of students applying for undergraduate programmes. "It is recognition of the quality of the education we offer," said Morris, who is also an alumnus of this university. Morris believes that there is a combination of factors — strong research programmes, scholarship availability and employment opportunities — that have resulted in this increase. Elaborating on employment opportunities, he said that "the programmes are well-aided by the industry and hence, deliver what employers are looking for." He also told us how students of this university have a good reputation among employers, while the university itself is well-regarded by them.
On August 20, an academic conclave was organised in New Delhi by Education New Zealand wherein professors and experts from both New Zealand and Indian universities participated
Before signing off, Morris laid emphasis on how important India and the relationship New Zealand shares with this country is for them and promised to continue working with the Education New Zealand (New Zealand’s government agency for international education) office in New Delhi to keep strengthening the relationship.
For more, click on massey.ac.nz