Medical and Health Insurance
Eligibility for Health Services
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in NZ. 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 at www.moh.govt.nz
The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all NZ citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to NZ, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz
Travel, Health, and Medical Insurance
International students must have appropriate and current travel, health and medical insurance while studying in NZ from the date they arrive until the date they leave. An approved travel health and medical insurance plan can be viewed on www.scti.co.nz. NTA can help with obtaining Travel, Health and medical insurance through Southern Cross.
If the students arrange their own they must provide a copy of their insurance policy on their first day or send us a copy by email. The insurance policy must be from a reputable and established travel insurance company, with a credit rating no lower than A from "Standard and Poors." or B+ from "AM Best". The insurer must provide emergency 24-hour / 7-day per week insurance cover. The student must provide details of what the insurance covers and provide dates of the insurance cover.