An international student in Australia, are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of their study in Australia. OSHC is health insurance to assist Overseas Students and their dependents meet the costs of unplanned medical and hospital care which they may need while
undertaking formal studies in Australia. OSHC includes ambulance cover and limited pharmaceutical items (medicines). OSHC insurers can provide a range of different OSHC products. These may range from a basic product which covers only the compulsory minimum services to comprehensive products which
cover, in addition to the compulsory minimum services, extra services as specified under the particular policy.
Learn more about OSHC, including a list of the providers at www.privatehealth.gov.au/. The Department of Home Affairs requires overseas students to maintain OSHC for the duration of time they are in Australia. For further information please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.