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.
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
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.
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!