Learn all about international student health insurance

Learn all about international student health insurance

When planning your language course abroad there are many concerns such as choosing a school, accommodation and country destination. You should also not forget about your health.
Living abroad in a new country means you should prepare for any unforeseen events.
Before your language programme, you should consider student health insurance in case you are unwell or have an accident while abroad.

What is health insurance for international students?

Accidents and illnesses can happen anywhere in the world, so it is always recommended that you arrange health insurance as a student abroad.

Health insurance means that you are covered for any medical need, no matter what. Many universities, study programs and English courses in many study countries will require you to have student health insurance. Do some research and check with the school or university for the minimum requirements. Then check with specialists in student cover.

To study in Ireland, health insurance is one of the requirements to obtain your student visa. Without it, you won’t be able to study in Ireland. To find out more, contact one of Ireland’s top student insurance specialists – Study & Protect.

Study & Protect will advise you on the insurance options that are best for you and which best fits your profile. Here are a few things they think you should be aware of when choosing:

  • Before you buy a plan, make sure that the insurance coverage meets the minimum requirements of your school or university.
  • Check that your plan gives you the right to visit any doctor, hospital or clinic or if it is limited to a certain network.
  • Check that the plan covers any specific medications you need to take and covers these pre-existing conditions.
  • Is the insurance plan also accepted in the Schengen area in Europe so you could visit other European countries?

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