Key Information for International Students

Medical and Travel Insurance

International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. It must include cover for student travel to and from New Zealand for the duration of time that the student is enrolled. We can arrange students’ insurance through OrbitProtect (for more information go to

Alternatively, students can arrange their own insurance, and they must provide proof of suitable insurance at the time of enrolment.
Please contact the Student Administrator for more information on insurance.

If you have any questions about OrbitProtect insurance, or if you wish to make a claim once the policy is in force, OrbitProtect can be contacted on:0800 478 833 or 0800 4 STUDENT if you’re in New Zealand or +64 3 434 8151 (Reverse Charge) if you’re outside New Zealand. 

Health Services EligibilityHealth Services Eligibility

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 publicly-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at

Accident InsuranceAccident 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 at


International students are required to have a valid student visa during their stay in New Zealand. Once you have received an Offer of Place from us and you have paid your tuition fees, you should apply for a student visa from your nearest Immigration New Zealand office (contact the New Zealand Embassy or High Commission for details).

 Pastoral Care

Aspire2 International promotes the wellbeing of students and supports them during their studies. We have 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 Aspire2 International or from the NZQA website at

Aspire2 InternationalStudent Fee Protection

The New Zealand Government requires that all New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) registered Private Training Establishments must protect all student fees paid to them in advance. We are registered for Fee Protect through the Public Trust, which has unsecured capital guarantee from the New Zealand Government (For further information visit

Aspire2 InternationalStudent Withdrawals and Fee Refunds

Our fee refund policy is in accordance with the Education Act 1989 and amendments and applies to international and domestic students. Review our full Terms and Conditions for all information about our Withdrawal Policy and refunds.

Aspire2 InternationalRecognition of Prior Learning

If you already have other tertiary qualifications or previous work experience, you may be granted credit exemptions and may complete your qualification in a shorter time.We will be happy to discuss this with you before or after enrolment.

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