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New Zealand International Student Insurance

International Student Health Insurance for Students in New Zealand

New Zealand is gaining a lot of attention from international students from all corners of the world. English speaking citizens, beautiful countryside and surroundings make the country 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.

Following the release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, New Zealand saw a jump in popularity with international students. And for good reason: New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and its people are famous for their kindness and willingness to accommodate all kinds of visitors. International students can experience every from traditional Maori arts, professional theatre companies, orchestras, and opera, to sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and kayaking.

Healthcare in New Zealand

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, however international students will need to purchase health insurance in New Zealand as they are not covered under the national healthcare system.

Please 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 MaximumPolicy Max. €40,000 to €6 Million $50,000 to $2 Million $200,000 to $5,000,000 max$200k to $5M max
DeductibleDed. €0 up to €2,000 $0 up to $5,000 $25 up to $100
Currency € Euro priced $ USD priced $ USD priced
Premium Starting at €0.54/ day Starting at $0.85/ day Starting at $0.85/ day

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: