Eligibility For General Health Services
International students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your stay, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment.
As part of Immigration NZ’s VISA requirements, all international students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.
The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but an International Student may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website.
Insurance organised by Liston College
It is easiest for students to get insurance through the College because we can invoice this cost along with all other costs at the time of enrollment. The school can apply on the student’s behalf, with a one-year policy costing about $670 a year. Also, as a college, we can help International Students make any necessary claims.
It is possible for students to organise their own insurance in their own country; however, we would need to approve this policy first. We recommend checking with us before paying for it. Insurance must meet strict requirements as set down by the New Zealand Government and Immigration New Zealand. “The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students”, #65 Page 37
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Visa and Immigration
On enrolling at Liston College, you will need to apply for a Student Study VISA, unless you are from a VISA Waiver country and will be studying for less than 3 months.
Student Visas can now be applied for online through Immigration New Zealand.
To get a Student Visa, students need a Confirmed Offer of Place from the school as well as other evidence as required by Immigration NZ to demonstrate that they are a bona fide student in good health and have enough funds to support themselves while in New Zealand.
This may include:
Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website. The VISA Application process can be viewed here.
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Ongoing Visa Requirements
International Students must meet certain conditions during their stay in New Zealand otherwise their Student VISA may be cancelled.
Liston College will give written permission for international students to undertake part-time work (20 hours or less) – applies to Year 12 and 13 students only. Students who wish to work part time will need to show they are making and maintaining excellent academic progress, have excellent attendance and have made satisfactory transport arrangements to and from work. Parental permission will also be required.
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