Health and insurance

Travel and medical insurance for studying in New Zealand

Ara requires all international students to have comprehensive travel and medical insurance. This is a legal requirement under the NZ Ministry of Education Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

Ara's preferred insurance provider is Allianz StudentPlus, who have specifically tailored their policy to meet the needs of Ara students. You can purchase the StudentPlus policy at Information and Enrolments or email

Duration of insurance policy

The insurance commences on the day the student begins their travel.

  • The insurance applies whilst the student is in transit.
  • Note: International students will not be able to enrol without current and appropriate insurance that meets the minimum insurance requirements indicated above.

Please note: Students previously covered through policies with Interglobal will have their policies remain valid until the expiry date. All new student enrolments from 1 January will be covered by Allianz and billed accordingly. Students who paid for insurance prior to 31 December 2015 will be covered by Interglobal.

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