Most international students are not entitled to publicly 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.
Some countries (such as Australia and the UK) have reciprocal agreements with New Zealand for free medical treatment. Check with Immigration New Zealand or your nearest Embassy for details.
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying within New Zealand and it is the responsibility of the student to understand and become familiar with the insurance policy terms and conditions.
International students will need to provide BTI with copies of insurance details for their student file at enrolment and are required to have insurance to cover the following for the duration of their study whilst living in NZ:
The cost of insurance for international students range from $400 NZD-$600 NZD for a full year.
Some insurance options include:
If needed, the BTI International Student Coordinator is able to help with advisement regarding insurance.