About Palmerston North

Not too big, not too small
Palmerston North is New Zealand's 7th largest city

87,300 people call Palmerston North home.

Perfect Climate
Palmerston North's climate is temperate with maximum daytime temperatures averaging 22 °C (72 °F) in summer and 12 °C (54 °F) in winter.

Lots of fun activities and entertainment, happening throughout the year.

5 Reasons to Study in Palmerston North

Leading education providers

There’s a quality menu of opportunities in Palmerston North City to gain a fantastic education, with

Massey University, 

Universal College of Learning (UCOL),

International Pacific College and

Te Wananga o Aotearoa all offering exciting tertiary opportunities.

Student City

Palmerston North isn’t called “Student City” for nothing. It is set up to cater to your every want, need or whim, and the only thing you should be asking yourself is: why not? With around 40 per cent of the population studying, and 30 per cent under between the ages of 15-30, it’s pretty clear that this is the place to be.

Central playground

Palmerston North City offers students the perks of living in a City, whilst being able to enjoy the surrounding natural landscape which are the ultimate playground for students. In addition to the variety of exciting activities offered within our Region, we are also well located to get to ski fields, vineyards and getting to our great outdoors.

Affordable accommodation & living

Whether you prefer hostel accommodation, a modern house in Summerhill or a funky student flat in the City centre, Palmerston North City has all you’ll ever need at an affordable price. Buses are free for all Massey University and UCOL students and run around the City every 15 minutes Monday – Friday during semester time.

Lifestyle & Community

Perhaps you’re a restless spirit in need of adventure? There are more tracks, walkways, race tracks, and sports stadiums around the City than you could ever need.

"Palmerston North is a city dedicated to providing quality education and a fantastic lifestyle, so come experience it for yourself!