Under the rules of the NZQA Education Code of Practice (2016), all international students studying at Languages International have to have appropriate travel and medical insurance. Appropriate insurance means:

  • A policy that covers you during your travel to New Zealand, your whole stay here and your travel back to your home country.
  • An insurer with a credit rating no lower than ‘A’ from Standard and Poors or B+ from A M Best, and which is able to provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Cover that includes at least the following types and limits:
Events Cover limits (New Zealand dollars)
Medical & Related Expenses (including Evacuation, Repatriation & Cancellation) Unlimited
Luggage & Personal Effects $15,000
Missed Transport Connection $25,000
Death or Disablement by Injury $50,000
Personal Liability $2,500,000
Kidnap & Ransom $250,000
Rental Vehicle Excess $5,000

If you are not sure about the insurance you can buy in your country, we strongly recommend that you buy your insurance policy through Languages International. Our standard student insurance is Uni-Care’s NZ Student Plan, a policy which fully complies with all the NZQA rules. Please click here to see current prices, then on your application, check ‘Please arrange insurance for me’.