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New Zealand International Student Insurance

International Student Health Insurance for Students in New Zealand

New Zealand is a country that is gaining a lot of attention from international students from all corners of the world; English speaking, beautiful countryside and surroundings are making it a very appealing destination to many students. But why study in New Zealand? There is so much more that the country offers international students than just scenery and the countryside.

For those students who opt to study in New Zealand, the healthcare in New Zealand is similar to the UK, with a public healthcare system that is heavily subsidized by the government and then private medical facilities for those that choose to seek treatment privately. For New Zealand citizens (and a few reciprocal countries like the UK) healthcare is free through the national system with only small copays to pay, however international students will need to purchase health insurance in New Zealand as they are not covered under the national healthcare system.

One added benefit of having a private medical insurance during your stay in New Zealand is that in most cases you will be able to by-pass the national healthcare system and seek treatment from private medical providers. This will save you time, as waiting times can be long in the national system and will see you get the best care possible.

light bulb rememberPlease note - Although it is not required to show proof of health insurance as part of your visa application, you will need to declare that you will purchase coverage.

The New Zealand visa insurance requirements are:

  • All students need to apply for a student visa
  • As part of the visa application you need to declare you will purchase international student insurance coverage that covers you during your time in New Zealand

It is therefore strongly recommended that you purchase coverage before you travel - this will avoid any issues such as travel delays (for which some insurance plans will cover you) or if you get sick or injured when you arrive.

International Students in New Zealand have three excellent options that will cover them during their time abroad - they include:

  Europe Travel Atlas Travel Student Secure
Policy Max.Policy Maximum €40,000 to €6 Million $50,000 to $2 Million $200k to $500k max
DeductibleDed. €0 up to €2,000 $0 up to $2,500 $25 up to $100
Currency € Euro priced $ USD priced $ USD priced
Premium Starting at €0.54/ day Starting at $0.79/ day Starting at $0.89/ day
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Best Insurance Plans for New-zealand

We have a range of insurance plans, however for students studying in New-zealand the best insurance options are: