OSHC (Overseas Students Health Cover) assists international students to meet the costs of medical and hospital care while studying in Australia. You need to purchase the right OSHC plan to submit study visa (subclass 500).
There are 5 government-approved OSHC providers including Allianz Global Assistance, Medibank, AHM, NIB, BUPA. It is not easy for you to understand fully and have a choice of OSHC.
You probably know how important it is to be protected from illnesses and injuries. Hospitals and medical treatments in Australia can be very expensive for overseas students as they are not covered under the Australian Government’s ‘Medicare’ Public Health Insurance System. If you have OSHC, the medical, surgical and mental health needs are covered.
Your OSHC must start from the date the student arrives to Australia until the student leaves the country or moves to a non-student visa sub class. If you hold student visa subclass 500, you are allowed to stay in Australia to full-time in a recognised educational institution for up to 5 years. Go to border.gov.au for more information on your student visa.
It’s great that you are looking to compare OSHC plans on www.oshcstudents.au before purchasing it. Our system will then assist you to quote OSHC, issue invoice, certificate accordingly.