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.

For full details, please refer to the Policy Document

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 here or contact Southern Cross Health Society.

Issued and underwritten by Southern Cross Benefits Limited trading as Southern Cross Travel Insurance. 

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All our travel insurance policies (including but not limited to the benefits, terms, conditions and exclusions) and premiums quoted are subject to change.

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