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Student Welfare

The welfare of all international students is a key priority and NSIA has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from NZQA.

Fee Protection

NSIA uses the Public Trust for fee protection. This ensures that your fees are available in the unlikely event of insolvency, regulatory closure or withdrawal of accreditation of the school. This is an NZQA approved method of fee protection. For further information visit the Public Trust website.

Eligibility for Health Services

Most international students are not entitled to publicly-funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website.

Accident Insurance

The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website.

Medical and Travel Insurance

International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance from the time they leave their home country and while studying in New Zealand. Please contact  for more information about the options we provide through our insurance partner, Southern Cross.


Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand.