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.
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.
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