Health Insurance (OSHC)

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a mandatory requirement for international students studying in Australia. It must cover the student and his dependents too during the period of his stay in Australia. 

Which parts does OSHC cover?

  • Costs of Doctor’s visits
  • Medical treatments at a hospital
  • Medical treatments out of a hospital
  • Prescribed medications
  • Emergency ambulance service

Check your eligibility

  • Should hold a student visa
  • Should be an applicant of student visa or bridging visa
  • A spouse of an overseas student
  • A child or step-child of an overseas student who is unmarried and has not turned eighteen years of age 

Types of OSHC

  • Single : Covers an individual international student
  • Double : Covers the student along with his primary dependant/spouse
  • Family : Covers the entire immediate family of the international student who enters 


Average costs of OSHC

No. of years Average cost of OSHC (AUD)
1 501
2 505
3 513
4 556
5 569