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What are the student visa requirements and eligibility for OSHC?

OSHCstudents – To meet the student visa requirements and eligibility for OSHC the Australian Government requires that you have continuous OSHC for the entire length of your stay in Australia. When you purchase OSHC, you’ll need to pay your policy premium upfront to cover you for the length of your student visa.

Singles –  covering only the overseas student who is the primary Student Visa holder*

Dual family – covering the overseas student, and either:

  • One adult spouse or de facto partner
  • One or more children under the age of 18 years old

Multi-family – covering the overseas student and more than one dependant, which can include:

  • Only one adult spouse or de facto partner
  • One or more dependent children

See more: Understanding your OSHC

*Important note: if you hold a secondary student visa, you must be insured under the same policy as the primary student visa holder.  You are only eligible to hold a single OSHC policy if you are the primary visa holder.

As an international student, you are required to maintain adequate health insurance for the entire duration of your stay in Australia unless an exception applies. Overseas students who don’t maintain adequate health insurance are at risk of having their visa cancelled.

OSHC providers may provide the Department of Home Affairs with the name and contact details of any member who has cancelled his or her Policy or whose premium is refunded.

OSHCstudents (source: Allianz Care Australia)

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Baek Ah Yeon

I trust Allianz Care since it is one of the largest insurance companies in Australia, with the medical centres where I only have to pay for what is left from insurance support. (no need to claim later). Besides, those centres are located at the centre of the city, close to schools. Very convenient, right? Credits to Allianz Care for providing reliable medical centres for health check and treatments.

Baek Ah Yeon | University of Queensland

Ariella Pei

I’ve been living with homestay family for 2 years. I’m now 19, I can move out but I don’t want to leave my host, who has become my family. It feels like I’ve met my second family. Thanks OSHCstudents for sending me to this homestay!

Ariella Pei | University of Canberra

Chatchawat Paton

I realised how important insurance was when I started living in Australia. There I switched to using Allianz Care instead of the previous service. Allianz Care is extraordinarily good in its consulting service and customer care. I’ve learned a lot about Australian health care, also I was consulted with mental issues and how to live a healthy lifestyle. I am very happy now.

Chatchawat Paton | Torrent University

Xiaoyu Cheng

Thanks to Allianz Care, every time I claimed my medical receipts it processed much more quickly and easily than I expected. I was initially a bit concerned since Allianz Care is more expensive than other insurance companies, but now I can ensure that it is totally worth the money.

Xiaoyu Cheng | Monash University

OSHCstudents Services

Partners

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  • Inus
  • Flywire
  • Imagine Education Australia
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  • Opera City English College

Providers

  • King Education
  • North Sydney College English
  • NIB
  • HCC
  • Global Experience
  • Bupa
  • Vodafone
  • OVHC Iman
  • Allianz
  • Medibank
  • AHM