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Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

If you're planning to study in Australia, we have a range of extra support services, known as IDP Student Essentials, to help you settle into your new country.

Pack for Australia and we’ll help with your health insurance.

For many international students, health insurance is mandatory and a requirement for your visa or to register for your classes. Speak to your IDP counsellor about what is required for your visa and study country. 

We’re here to help make sure you’re protected with health cover that’s right for you.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is compulsory for all international students in Australia.  All you have to do is choose from a range of Government approved providers including:

  • Australian Health Management
  • BUPA Australia
  • Medibank Private
  • NIB

Stay protected with the right cover. Your IDP counsellor will guide you through the application. They’ll explain the different features and pricing to help you choose cover that suits you. And if you need any help with your health insurance in Australia, we’re ready to help.

Protecting your health is easy with IDP. Once you’ve chosen an OSHC provider together, your IDP counsellor will complete the paperwork and you’ll receive your visa verification certificate via email. Simple!

Ask IDP

Can I get a scholarship in Australia?
by Nirmala
Most universities offer scholarships based on your previous academic/English/other credentials. Please check with an IDP counsellor.
How long it will take to process my visa for Australia?
by Dhanush
It takes approximately 19 to 44 days to process your student visa application for Australia.
Do Australian universities have hostel stays for students?
by Shirish
All universities have student accommodations but costs vary depending on amenities and other factors.

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