Insurance

International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. This is a requirement under The Education (Pastoral Care for International Students) Code of Practice 2016 and a requirement from Immigration New Zealand for granting a student visa.

It is easiest for students to get insurance through Westland High School because we can help them make any necessary claims. It is possible for students to organise their own insurance in their own country but we recommend checking with us before paying for it. Insurance must meet strict requirements.

Insurance Organised by Westland High School

Westland High School can help international students by organising insurance through Uni-care Insurance at a cost of approximately NZ $600 for twelve months.

Insurance Offered Through Other Providers

If international students wish to purchase their own insurance elsewhere, the school needs to be provided with a copy of the insurance certificate and policy wordings (in English) so we may determine whether the insurance provides sufficient cover for the student’s medical, travel and potential repatriation needs.

If, prior to enrolment, it is decided that a student does not have adequate insurance, the student will be required to take out additional cover to meet the standards set down by Westland High School, the New Zealand Government and Immigration New Zealand.  This will be at a cost to the student.

 

For helpful information on New Zealand Health System click on the links below:

NZ Ministry of Health – www.health.govt.nz

ACC – www.acc.co.nz

 

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