Palmerston North City & Manawatu

Why Palmerston North

5 Reasons To Study Here

1) Leading Education Providers

There’s a quality menu of opportunities in Palmerston North City to gain a fantastic education, with Massey University, the Universal College of Learning (UCOL),  IPU New Zealand Institute and Te Wananga o Aotearoa  all offering exciting tertiary opportunities.

2) 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.

3) 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.

4) 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.

In addition, Palmerston North City has a great selection of bars, night clubs, cinemas and live theatre to help you blow off steam.

If the nightlife is not your cup of tea, Palmerston North City & Manawatu is also full of great little cafes and eateries that includes the best of international cuisine. Whether you are meeting friends, or taking that special someone on a date, you have all you need at your fingertips.

5) 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. Not to mention the atmosphere at Arena Manawatu when Manawatu’s famous bucket heads come out in force to support the Manawatu Turbos.

You could possibly even become a Turbo yourself? Or maybe a power forward for the Manawatu Jets. With plenty of sports teams and clubs, Palmerston North City has enough going on to fulfil everyone’s interests.

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


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