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Get the right student health cover while studying abroad

Congratulations! You’ve made a great decision to study abroad. We’re here to make the process easy, finding the best cover to suit your needs.

Why do I need a student health cover?

  1. It helps cover you for medical expenses while you're studying abroad, including:
      • Doctor visits

      • Hospital

      • Emergency Ambulance

      • Prescription medicine 

  2. For some countries, you will need health insurance before you can apply for your Student Visa

Get the student health care stress-free with IDP 

We've done the hard work of selecting quality health cover providers wherever you choose to study in Australia, Canada, UK, USA and New Zealand.

Our quality providers offer:

  • Exclusive benefits
  • Speedy turnaround
  • Value for money

Apply online for a quick turnaround 

You can apply online and have a policy confirmation in just a few minutes or if you need a little extra help, ask an IDP counsellor to help organise your health cover with you. 

Once it's done, you can rest assured that you've made the best decision for your journey. You can move to the next job on your list!

Compare and find the health cover for your needs 

Compare and choose the most relevant, affordable health cover or insurance for your needs. Our partners policies meet the strict conditions that registered health funds must comply to provide high quality cover for international students. 

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