Student Health Insurance
International Student Health Insurance
Get the Overseas Student Health Cover you need for peace of mind while you’re here!
What is OSHC?
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a health insurance that provides cover to contribute towards the costs of out of hospital treatment, in hospital medical service, prescription medicines and emergency ambulance assistance.
As part of the Student Visa requirement, all international students will need to have an OSHC for the duration of their study before applying for an Australian Student Visa. If your overseas study has been extended, you will have to renew your OSHC policy too.
Why do I need OSHC?
During your first few weeks there, you will be trying to adapt to the new environment and based on experience, students usually tend to feel under the weather due to the weather difference etc.
It can be quite daunting having to fall sick in the new environment not knowing where is the nearest clinic to go to, how expensive the medical treatment will be etc. Having OSHC will give you a peace of mind.
Moreover, in case you didn’t know, overseas students are not eligible for Medicare (the public health insurance system for Australian Residents). Without access to Medicare, overseas students may have difficulty paying for medical treatment. In most cases, hospital treatment will cost more than $1500 per day.
Compare the various OSHC health covers available
There are various providers that students can purchase OSHC from. It’s easy to buy your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) online, however, most of the time our counsellors will help students with the purchase before applying for Student Visa. Our experienced counsellors know exactly what to do and can recommend options that fit your needs.
What’s not Covered
Doctors and Specialists (out of hospital)
Depends on the duration of your health cover
Doctors and Specialists
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