Commonwealth scholarship student

Guide to eligibility for publicly funded health and disability services.

Eligibility:

Students who are studying in New Zealand under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, funded by a New Zealand university, are eligible for publicly funded health and disability services.

Criteria: B14, Health and Disability Services Eligibility Direction 2011.

Proof of eligibility:

You will need to show your health service provider:

  • your valid passport with a Student Permit AND
  • documents that indicate that you are studying in New Zealand on the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, funded by a New Zealand university.

Note: Partners and children of Commonwealth Scholarship holders are not eligible unless they meet the eligibility criteria in their own right. If you don't know if a partner or child is eligible for publicly funded health and disability services, use this guide to check if they are.

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