As an international student in Australia, you are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your study in Australia. But there are also other types of insurance which you may find useful.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Which Insurers offer OSHC?
- Australian Health Management
- BUPA Australia
- Medibank Private
- Allianz Global Assistance
- NIB OSHC
How do I purchase OSHC?
You can arrange to pay for your OSHC through Study International Pty. Ltd, though you retain the right to choose your own OSHC provider even when your educational institution makes a specific recommendation because they have negotiated a preferred provider arrangement with a particular insurer.
What does OSHC cover?
OSHC provides a safety net for international students. It includes cover for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines).
OSHC insurers can provide a range of different OSHC products. These may range from a basic product which covers only the compulsory minimum services to comprehensive products which cover, in addition to the compulsory minimum services, extra services as specified under the particular policy, for further details contact Study International.