Student travel insurance

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Last updated: 10 February 2021

What is student travel insurance?

Student travel insurance is just travel insurance that’s tailored especially for students. Travelling as a student can be a great way to visit new countries and experience new cultures.

You’ll need student travel insurance if you’re going abroad to study, work as part of your course, or volunteer. You can also use it if you’re a student and you’re just going away for some time out, perhaps city hopping or island hopping with friends.

The main difference between travel insurance for students and regular travel insurance is that you can usually go away for longer on a student policy.

Travel insurance for students studying abroad isn’t a legal requirement. The same applies to travel insurance for students working abroad.

But it’s something you should consider getting for your own protection, in case the worst happened while you were travelling. Having student travel insurance in place can give you both peace of mind and financial security.

Double check the policy you’re looking at to make sure it covers you for study, work, volunteering, or whatever else you plan to do on your travels. How to find the right travel insurance for students

When looking for the best student travel insurance policy, you should think about:

    What student travel insurance can cover

    Travel insurance for students can cover you for all sorts of eventualities. Think about what you’d like to be covered for if something went wrong while you were abroad.

    Student travel insurance may cover:

      Check your student travel insurance quotes carefully to make sure the cover you need is included in the policy you’re looking at.

      Check your trip details

      Knowing the length of your trip will help you find the right student travel insurance policy for your needs.

      Work out how many days you’ll be overseas for, and then check if your quotes will cover the full duration of your trip.

      Also think about how often you’ll travel. There are different types of cover available:

        Find out more about whether you should you get single trip or annual student travel insurance?

        Can I travel anywhere with student travel insurance?

        Generally, with student travel insurance, USA, Europe and Australia are common destinations. Especially if you choose worldwide student travel insurance.

        Some travel insurance for students may only cover Europe.

        The important thing is to check that all the countries you plan to visit on your trip are included in your student travel insurance policy. Don’t forget to check any countries that you’re stopping over in too, or passing through.

        Find the right deal and check for exclusions

        Compare several student travel insurance quotes to find the right one for you. Check the terms and conditions carefully so you’re aware of any exclusions.

        Typical exclusions on travel insurance for students include:

          What else to look out for when it comes to student travel insurance

            If you have a pre-existing condition, you can still get a quote through These conditions could include cancer, stroke, serious heart, respiratory and terminal conditions.

            Some insurers might not cover you if you already have a serious medical condition, or if you have a number of conditions. Others might only offer insurance at a much higher price. If you're unable to find suitable cover, the Money and Pension Service (MaPS) has also set up a directory of insurers willing to cover customers with pre-existing medical conditions.

            You can contact the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) or you can telephone 0800 138 7777.

            Student travel insurance FAQs

            No, certain countries may be excluded. Check your quote or contact your insurer to find out if your destination is covered.

            Yes, having your documents with you is useful as they contain information about your cover and instructions for making a claim.

            No, student travel insurance is not a legal requirement. However, it can protect you against expensive bills if something happens abroad.

            Yes, European Health Insurance Cards only cover medical treatment while in the European Economic Area (EEA).

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