Find out how changes to your candidature status might affect your insurance

As an international student, you must have approved medical insurance as a condition of your study visa.

Final year doctoral candidates

If you elect to re-register for a shorter period of time (3, 6 or 9 months) in your final year, please be aware that you will automatically be charged the full year's insurance fee. Once your registration is confirmed contact the Insurance Adviser to have the fee adjusted.

Changing your visa type

If you are insured with Studentsafe Inbound University insurance through Victoria University of Wellington, your cover for medical claims within New Zealand will automatically expire 21 days after your Resident or Permanent Resident visa has been issued. This is because as a Resident or Permanent Resident you are eligible for publicly funded healthcare in New Zealand.

Your cover for all non-medical claims remains until your current policy period expires, but you will no longer be able to renew this insurance.

For more information about insurance for international students contact the Insurance Advisor at Wellington University International.