- Overseas Visitors Cover
- Overseas Visitors Cover, is it for me?
- Benefits of having Overseas Visitors Cover
- Choosing the right Cover
- Australian Health System
- Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA)
- Visa Requirements
- 457 Work Visa
- 417 Working Holiday Visa
- Overseas Student Health Cover
- Retirement/Investor Retirement Visa
- 411 Exchange Visa
- 416 Special Program Visa
- 419 Visiting Academic Visa
- 420 Entertainment Visa
- 442 Occupational Trainee Visa
- Bridging Visa
- Permanent Residency
- Policy Details
Overseas Student Health Cover
Each year, thousands of students come to Australia to study.
What you may not realise though, is that if you intend to study and live in Australia on a student visa, it’s a condition of this visa that you purchase an appropriate overseas student health cover (OSHC) policy that will cover you while you’re here.
When you apply for your student visa, you have to provide documentary evidence that you’ve purchased an appropriate health insurance policy to cover your stay in Australia. If you don’t provide this evidence, your visa won’t be approved.
Overseas student health insurance
To meet the conditions of a student visa, most applicants will need to purchase an international student health insurance policy from one Australia’s private health insurance providers. This can be a very complex purchasing decision, but that’s where iSelect comes in.
We make the complex simple, and can compare a large range of Australian health insurance policies for you. The service is free, and can save you a great deal of time and money.
Medicare & Reciprocal Health Care Agreements
Some countries have a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with Australia, which might allow you to access Australia’s public health system. This could be enough for you meet the minimum health insurance conditions of your student visa – but you should research this carefully. To see if you qualify, you should visit the Medicare Australia website.
For more information visit:
Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (www.immi.gov.au)
Medicare Australia (www.medicareaustralia.gov.au)