Insurance Providers

WelTec’s default insurance

Uni-Care NZ Student Plan is WelTec’s default insurance provider for international students.

You don’t have to do anything to apply for WelTec’s Insurance. The insurance fee is listed within your Offer of Place to WelTec, and you’ll be covered automatically once you have paid your fee, from the date of departure to New Zealand (provided this is not more than 31 days prior to your course start date) until the expiry date or cancellation of your visa to study at WelTec.

The insurance fee quoted on your Offer of Place must be paid unless WelTec approves the use of an alternative insurance provider. Your enrolment will not be completed, and you will not be entitled to attend classes or access WelTec services until you have appropriate insurance coverage.

More information about the Uni-Care NZ Student Plan can be found here

Other acceptable insurance policies

If you don’t want to use WelTec’s Uni-Care NZ Student Plan Insurance, you can choose the following pre-approved policies, which meet WelTec’s requirements:

  • Allianz Student Safe
  • Southern Cross International Student Travel Insurance
  • Orbit Protect Prime Policy

If you choose one of these policies you are required to:

  • Organise your cover before you arrive in New Zealand
  • Provide a copy of your policy certificate, and
  • Sign a waiver to say you’ll take responsibility for your insurance and keep it up to date.

If you have a different insurance policy
Your insurance policy can only be accepted if it meets WelTec’s requirements.

If you already have insurance and it’s not on the approved list, you’ll need to:
Email the full policy wording and policy certificate in English to WelTec International ( least four weeks before your arrival in New Zealand. The policy will be reviewed and WelTec will confirm whether it meets our requirements.

If your policy:
Is approved by WelTec, you will need to complete a waiver form. You will receive a refund of the insurance component from your programme fees after international student orientation. Refunds may take up to three weeks to process.
Is not approved by WelTec, you’ll need to purchase approved insurance before you can enrol or purchase WelTec’s default medical and travel insurance (if you have not already paid for this component of your programme fees).


This information is correct as of September 2018.

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