What is Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)?
OSHC is an insurance to assist international students meeting the costs of medical and hospital care that they may need while in Australia. OSHC will also pay limited benefits for pharmaceuticals and ambulance services. As an international student, you must show evidence that you have health insurance cover before a visa can be issued. OSHC is required for the total duration of your studies. For more information on the OSHC requirements for international students in Australia, please visit: https://privatehealth.gov.au/health_insurance/overseas/overseas_student_health_cover.htm
These are the insurance companies in Australia that offer OSHC to international students:
- Australian Health Management
- BUPA Australia
- Medibank Private
- Allianz Global Assistance (subcontracted by Lysaght Peoplecare)
- nib OSHC
All of the above are reputable insurance companies, and we recommend you to shop around to see the best price you can get for health cover. You are advised to visit the website https://oshcaustralia.com.au/en to compare price and choose from the available providers of OSHC. In the quick quote section, please enter the number of Adults and Children that require coverage and refer to your Letter of Offer document issued by the College for the policy start date (i.e. CoE Start Date) and policy end date (i.e. CoE End Date).