Eligibility criteria

So, you’ve decided to study in New Zealand, and now you’re looking to apply for our International Student Travel Insurance policy. It’s important to understand whether you qualify for the International Student travel insurance policy or not.

You can find the eligibility criteria for this policy below.

To be eligible to apply for and receive cover under this policy, you must:

  1. hold, or intend to hold, a current New Zealand student visa for the duration of the time that you are studying in New Zealand (or a visitor visa for no more than three months); and
  2. be enrolled at a New Zealand education provider and, at our request, provide evidence to us that you were regularly attending the classes for which you enrolled up until the time you submitted a claim.

You are not eligible for this policy if you:

  1. are travelling to New Zealand with the intention of obtaining medical or dental treatment, cosmetic surgery, or related advice; or
  2. have been advised by a registered medical practitioner that you are not fit to travel.
If you do not meet the eligibility requirements of the International Student travel insurance policy you may want to have a look at our Visiting New Zealand policy or contact Southern Cross Health Society.


What you need to know

This page provides a summary of the key terms only. As with all insurance policies, terms and conditions apply. For our terms and conditions (including information about exclusions, excesses and sub limits) we recommend you read the travel insurance Policy Document.