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Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

As an international student, you are required to have OSHC to ensure that you are covered in the case of medical emergencies or illness.


What does OSHC provide?

  • OSHC covers international students for certain medical costs if you need to visit a doctor or go to hospital

  • Check the policy carefully, including the details of what is covered

  • Extra cover is available for an additional fee

  • Serious medical problems should be treated before you come to Australia, as standard OSHC generally does not cover pre-existing medical conditions


How do I arrange OSHC?

› You can arrange OSHC yourself, or
› Academies Australasia can arrange standard OSHC cover for you with our preferred medical fund insurer, nib.

24 Hours student advice line

What are the benefits of insuring with nib?

  • Access to Australia’s world class health facilities and services

  • Digital Card

  • Healthcare provider network

  • Telehealth appointment within minutes – no out of pocket cost. Services include general medical advice, medical certificates, prescriptions, pathology and radiology requests and much more

  • Dedicated multilingual team

  • Mental Healfh Program – Silver Cloud

  • Easy to use Digital health app – Well with nib

  • Competitive premiums balanced with value


Check out how easy nib App and nib Telehealth services are to use! 

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