Insurance for Embassy English
It is necessary that all students have appropriate accident and medical insurance. Students must provide proof of adequate cover at enrolment.
Embassy English also offers insurance coverage called StudyCare. Cover under the StudyCare insurance policy does not commence until
the insurance fees, which are non-refundable, have been paid in full. For further details about StudyCare coverage by destination country, please select the relevant link to the right. StudyCare is not available to students within Australia.
Students not wishing to take StudyCare must present an equivalent insurance certificate or European Health Insurance card on arrival.
Students not wishing to take StudyCare must present an equivalent insurance certificate on arrival.
Students without insurance must take StudyCare. In the USA, StudyCare is mandatory for students taking English in Action. In Canada, StudyCare
is mandatory for students taking the International Internship Programme and the Work Placement programme.
Having appropriate and current medical and travel insurance is compulsory for all international students. This is a
requirement of the New Zealand Ministry of Education under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, found on
their website at www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2016/0057/latest/DLM6748147.html. Most international students are not entitled to
publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If a student receives medical treatment during a visit, they will be liable for the full costs of that
treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their
website at www.moh.govt.nz. Students who are covered by an alternative insurance policy must have a level of cover at least equivalent to that offered by StudyCare.
It is compulsory for those on Student Visas to take Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the time they are in
Australia. Students need to buy OSHC before coming to Australia, to cover them from when they arrive. This ensures they have adequate health
care arrangements while studying in Australia. If the student chooses for Embassy English to arrange OSHC for the first course/year only of their
programme, it is their responsibility to either extend or take out OSHC for the rest of their time in Australia. They must provide evidence of cover for
the entire study period before a Confirmation of Enrolment will be issued. There will be no refund of OSHC Insurance post-arrival.
StudyCare UK Policy
StudyCare UK Overview flyer
StudyCare USA Policy
StudyCare USA Overview flyer
StudyCare Canada Policy
StudyCare Canada Overview Flyer
StudyCare New Zealand Policy
StudyCare New Zealand Overview Flyer
Provided and administered by: Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s in the UK, OrbitProtect in New Zealand, Specialty Risk International, Inc. (SRI) in the USA.
We do not currently offer insurance for students in Australia. See below for details of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) which you are required by the Australian government to take out.