Guidelines for students travelling overseas
Insurance information and risk advice for students travelling overseas on University activities.
The University of Auckland provides travel insurance to students travelling internationally and returning to New Zealand in two situations:
1) Students travelling on funded activity
Available for students travelling for official university business, where your travel is funded by the University or another official source.
Please read the Funded Travel Insurance Procedures for more information and to see if you are eligible:
2) Students travelling on official university activity registered and approved on Via TRM
Available for travel registered and approved on the Via TRM system.
This does not include 360° Auckland Abroad Exchanges of a semester length or longer. Students travelling on this programme are required to purchase insurance separately.
Please read the Via TRM Student Travel Insurance Procedures for more information and to see if you are eligible:
Travel insurance for other student travel
For all other travel, students are required to obtain appropriate travel and medical insurance. Insurance is available with a number of commercial providers, including the University insurance broker, Marsh Ltd. When using the University’s Official Travel Management Company, this can be arranged at the time of booking your flights.
Supporting documents for University-provided travel insurance
This information is only for students who meet the eligibility requirements for University-provided travel insurance i.e travelling on funded official university business, or whose travel is registered and approved on the Via TRM system.
Travel risk advice and registering your travel with MFAT
The official source of travel risk advice is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (MFAT) Safe Travel website.
If you are travelling overseas for University activities, and you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you must register your travel plans on this site.
Travel to "high risk" or "extreme risk" destinations
The University will not support student travel to a country or region with a MFAT travel advisory set at "high risk" or "extreme risk" unless exceptional circumstances exist.
When it is believed that there are exceptional circumstances, you must seek consideration by the Dean using the appropriate request form below.
If you are part of a group, you should discuss this with your Trip Organiser who may do this on behalf of the whole group.
Updating your contact details
Please note that it is your responsibility to update your current contact details and next of kin emergency contact details on Student Services Online for the period you are overseas.
For more information
If you have questions or need more information, contact our Student Support team.