As an international student in New Zealand you must have appropriate medical and travel insurance. This must cover your time studying in, and travelling to and from New Zealand. This page outlines where you can get insurance, how much it costs and the steps you need to follow.
Failure to do so will result in you being charged for the AUT Studentsafe cover. The University will confirm with your insurer that payment of your insurance has been received.
The Studentsafe-University plan includes:
The annual premium for 2013 is:
If you are arriving in New Zealand with family, you should strongly consider obtaining Studentsafe family cover. If you do not cover your family, all medical expenses, including hospital treatment will be at your own cost. To put this fact into perspective for you, one night’s hospital stay can cost over NZ$1,000. All school age children will be required to have cover to be enrolled in a NZ school.
If you want to include your family in your policy, please complete the student safe - family member application form
How to be reimbursed for expenses on an insurance claim
If you have a claim, you will have to complete and sumbit the Studentsafe claim form. Attach original receipts and post it to the address on the form. We recommend that you keep a copy of the form and receipts for your records.
Studentsafe claim form
About Marsh Limited
AUT’s Studentsafe-University insurance is managed by Marsh Limited - an insurance broker and adviser who specialises in designing and managing appropriate travel and medical insurance for international students.
Marsh services include:
If you need assistance at any time please call the Marsh Helpdesk on 0800 909 808.
If you wish, you can obtain your medical and travel insurance through one of AUT’s other approved providers:
Please note: AUT University reserves the right to withdraw any of these providers from the approved list at any time.
AUT University will not accept insurance providers that are not on this list and you will be charged for the cost of insurance from AUT’s preferred provider. If you decide to purchase insurance from an approved provider other than the AUT Studentsafe option, you must ensure that we receive a copy of your cover before the start of the semester.