International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. This is a requirement under The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students and a requirement from Immigration New Zealand for granting a student visa.

It is easiest for students to get insurance through the College because we can help them make any necessary claims. It is possible for students to organise their own insurance in their own country but we recommend checking with us before paying for it. Insurance must meet strict requirements


Insurance organised by Rangitoto College

Rangitoto College can help international students by organising insurance through two of New Zealand’s top insurers (Studentcare, Southern Cross or Unicare) at a cost of approximately NZ $450 – NZ $560 for twelve months.


Insurance offered through other providers

If international students wish to purchase their own insurance elsewhere, the College needs to be provided with a copy of the insurance certificate and policy wordings (in English) so we may determine whether the insurance provides sufficient cover for the student’s medical, travel and potential repatriation needs.

If, prior to enrolment, it is decided that a student does not have adequate insurance, the student will be required to take out additional cover to meet the standards set down by Rangitoto College, the New Zealand Government and Immigration New Zealand.