Health Services & Insurance
Eligibility for Health Services
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health and can be viewed on their website at:
Medical and Travel Insurance
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. The Insurance policy must cover the full length of time spent in New Zealand. Evidence of cover from a New Zealand or overseas Insurance Company (in English) is required on enrolment. A record will be kept by the College of the Insurance Policy number and type of cover provided.
The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at: