As an international student, it is important to have the proper health insurance coverage to ensure that you have access to quality medical care during your stay in Australia. One of the mandatory requirements for international students in Australia is to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). In this page, we will provide you with an overview of OSHC and how it can benefit you as an international student.
What is OSHC?
OSHC is a health insurance policy specifically designed for international students in Australia. It provides cover for medical and hospital expenses, including emergency treatment and ambulance services. OSHC also covers prescription medication, and in some cases, dental treatment. It is important to note that OSHC does not cover pre-existing medical conditions, so if you have any pre-existing conditions, you should consider purchasing additional coverage.
Why do you need OSHC?
As an international student, you are required to have OSHC as a condition of your student visa. Additionally, OSHC can provide you with peace of mind knowing that you have access to quality medical care in case of an emergency. It can also save you a significant amount of money, as medical costs in Australia can be expensive without insurance.
How to obtain OSHC?
OSHC can be purchased through a number of providers, including Medibank, Allianz Global Assistance and nib. You can purchase OSHC through the provider of your choice, or through your education provider. Some links where you can find more information and purchase OSHC are:
Allianz Global Assistance: https://www.allianz-assistance.com.au/overseas-student-health-cover
It is important to note that the cost of OSHC can vary depending on the provider and the length of coverage, and that as an international student, it is mandatory to have OSHC for the entire duration of your stay in Australia. You should make sure that you have the coverage in place before you arrive in Australia. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you navigate the process of obtaining OSHC and ensuring that you have access to quality medical care during your stay in Australia.