OSHCstudents-Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a type of health insurance that international students in Australia are required to have during their stay. The duration of your OSHC coverage depends on various factors. Here’s what you need to know about calculating the duration of your OSHC.
How to calculate OSHC length?
OSHC Start date
Your Overseas Student Health Policy start date should be the same day you arrive in Australia. If you’re unsure of your course start date, please choose a date up to 28 days before your course starts.
OSHC End date
Your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) must cover the full period of your visa. Your student visa can be granted up to the maximum duration outlined as below:
|Duration of Course||Ensure OSHC lasts until|
|10 months or longer, finishing in November to December||15 March the following year|
|10 months or longer, finishing from January until October||An additional two months on top of the Course end date|
|10 months or less||1 month after your course end date|
For example: If your course is from 1 January 2014 to 1 September 2014 (this is under 10 months) then add one month to the course end date.
In this example your OSHC dates would be 1 January 2014 to 1 October 2014.
If you are international students, foreigners arriving to Australia, or Australian citizens traveling abroad looking for OSHC, OVHC, travel insurance, please contact OSHCstudents Team at email: firstname.lastname@example.org and our partners for further information and assistance.