INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION
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When students from other countries come to study in New Zealand, it is important that those students are well informed, safe, and properly cared for. New Zealand educational providers have an important responsibility for international students' welfare.
This pamphlet provides an overview of the "Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students" (the Code), and provides a procedure that students can follow if they have concerns about their treatment by a New Zealand educational provider or agent of a provider.
What is the Code?
The Code is a document, which provides a framework for service delivery by educational providers and their agents to international students. The Code sets out the minimum standards of advice and care that are expected of educational providers with respect to international students. The Code applies to pastoral care and provision of information only, and not to academic standards.
When does the Code apply?
The Code commences on the 31st of March 2002. Educational providers then have six months to sign the Code. Between the 31st of March and the 30th of September 2002 you will need to check with the Ministry of Education if your provider is a signatory to the Code.
Who does the Code apply to?
The Code applies to all education providers in New Zealand with students enrolled on international study permits. The Code is mandatory to these providers and must be signed by them.
What is an "international student"?
An "international student" is a foreign student studying in New Zealand on a student permit from the New Zealand Immigration Service.
How can I get a copy of the Code?
You can request a copy of the Code from your New Zealand educational provider. The Code is also available online from www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international
How do I know if an educational provider has signed the Code?
The New Zealand Ministry of Education will maintain a register of all signatories to the Code. If the educational provider that you are seeking to enrol with is not a signatory to the Code, you will not be granted a permit from the New Zealand Immigration Service and you will not be able to study at that institution.
Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz
HEALTH AND TRAVEL INSURANCE
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 treatments.
Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at www.moh.govt.nz
The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accidents 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 at www.acc.co.nz
Medical and Travel Insurance
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.
Suggested minimum content for appropriate insurance policies
The policy should commence the day the student leaves home for the airport on their way to New Zealand, apply while in transit, apply while the student is in New Zealand, cover the student for any trips to other countries during the period of study, cover the student for any holidays back to their home country during the period of study.
The school, if required, can arrange insurance. The cost is approximately NZ$600 per year. The International Director will inspect your insurance documents on your arrival. An English translation may be required of any overseas policy.
International Educational News
This is the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s international education news website.
This site provides you with the latest international education news from the Ministry, and fellow agencies such as Education New Zealand.