Important Information for Applicants
Medical & Travel Insurance
International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.
Any student who arrives on their first day of study at Kauri Academy without appropriate insurance will be required to purchase insurance before commencing their programme.
Eligibility For Health Services
Most international students are not entitled to public -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 http://www.moh.govt.nz.
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 other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at http://www.acc.co.nz.
Appropriate Insurance for International Students
Student travel insurance cover should provide cover into and out of New Zealand at the beginning and/or the end of their study, and/or during any holiday breaks of the study. ACC does not cover injuries and accidents happening overseas, and the risk associated with holiday trips outside New Zealand should also be cover by the student insurance policy
Students are free to purchase insurance from any insurance provider. However, student travel insurance policies must cover all the following aspects:
Health cover while in New Zealand
Repatriation, search and rescue
Travel into and out of New Zealand
Kauri Academy will require evidence of an appropriate insurance policy at enrolment. In addition to the insurance policy Kauri Academy will also require the student to provide (in English) a written attestation from their insurance provider that the student’s travel insurance policy is consistent with the above guidelines for appropriate insurance for international students.
Kauri Academy recommends one of the following New Zealand insurance providers as their travel insurance policies cover all the required aspects of appropriate insurance for international students. Students will not be required to provide the additional attestation if purchasing international student travel insurance from the following recommended providers.
Recommended New Zealand Insurance Providers