The New Zealand Government’s Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students requires all international students to have appropriate medical and travel insurance during their period of study.
Your travel and medical insurance will be arranged when you enrol in a programme with Canterbury College. Simply pay your fees, tell us when you will arrive, and we will book your insurance for you.
Why do I need insurance?
Can I purchase my own insurance?
We will arrange Southern Cross International Student Insurance by default.
You can choose to purchase your own when you enrol , but it must cover
(a) the learner ‘s travel :
i. to and from New Zealand ; and
ii. within New Zealand ; and
iii. if the travel is part of the educational instruction, outside New Zealand ; and
(b) medical care in New Zealand , including diagnosis, prescription, surgery, and hospitalisation; and
(c) repatriation or expatriation of the international tertiary learner as a result of serious illness or injury, including cover of travel costs incurred by family members assisting repatriation or expatriation; and
(d) death of the learner, including cover of –
i. travel costs of family members to and from New Zealand; and
ii. costs of repatriation or expatriation of the body ; and
iii. funeral expenses
What about insurance for my family?
If you are bringing family members with you to New Zealand, you will need to purchase travel and medical insurance coverage for them.
Our admin team can recommend appropriate insurance plan for your family members.