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What Is OSHC?How To Meet This Essential Visa Requirement

 Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) 

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If there are some countries that you can not undertake your studies without a perfect health insurance through out your duration, Australia is one of them. And you must get this before entering Australia as part of your visa requirement. As an international student coming to Australia this is a compulsory requirement you must meet in order to get your visa approved by the  Department of home affairs
Medical expenses are really expensive in Australia .OSHC  requirement is essential in order to be able to meet up with your medical expenses while living in Australia as a student.

When do you get this? Usually as soon as your admission has been approved, before sending your admission letters and other documents, your institution will let you know of this requirement. They will guide you on how to pay for one if necessary. So you might either pay for one directly yourself via one of the approved providers listed below or organised with your institution to make some arrangements for you. In some cases, through the institution it can be more cheaper.

However, if you are a self sponsored student, that's when you might get some little  worries about all the little steps to follow in order to get your cover. The good news is ,it's pretty easy as it seems. On the other hand, for most scholarship students, if your scholarship covers your OSHC, then you do not have to worry, the institution generally will make an arrangement for you while processing your admission documents. All international students in Australia must get an Overseas Student Health Cover except students from Norway, Belgium, Sweden as they have been covered by other Insurance schemes by their nations or cover under reciprocal health care with Australian.

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 How do you get your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) ?

To get your overseas student health cover (oshc insurance):

  1.     👉You can either meet an agent to arrange one for you
  2.     👉Or make arrangements with your institution.
  3.     👉Or you can buy one directly from an approved provider.
  4.            -Contact the provider,
  5.            -Get your policy and pay.
Below is a list of 6 approved providers you can pay for your policy directly. They provide adequate health insurance to students at a reasonable cost based on agreement with the Department of Health. The amount varies per provider, but usually from your institution you can find the cheapest OSHC providers. The followings are the most popular OSHC providers :
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Things to be aware of about your overseas student health cover

When applying for your visa, you need to know:
  1.    👉The policy number of your health cover,
  2.    👉 The date that it starts and finishes,
  3.    👉  Be familiar of the terms and conditions of your policy
  4.    👉The name of your Health Cover or the type
Incase you applied by yourself, make sure to be aware of the above information. If your education provider made the arrangements for you, still make sure you know these information as all that will be  required  during your visa application. There is an Easy step by step process for Australian student visa online application that highlighted most of the information and others that are usually requested at this stage of your visa application
   👉Be sure you know the day it starts and the day it finishes. This is because you can not enter Australia before the day your policy begins, you can only enter from the day after.
   👉When already in Australia, you must maintain your health cover, so be sure to renew one when your cover finishes. Alert your provider in case you are changing visa status  as policies differ per visa.
   👉You must maintain your OSHC until when you are leaving Australia. There should be no gap in the renewal process.
   👉If already in Australia, and you change your visa status or other forms of visa eligibility, make sure to inform your OSHC provider as soon as possible.
   👉If you are alone, its is a single cover only for you. If you are being accompanied by family, then you should get a family policy cover you and all your family.

What can be cover under your student health cover?

You should be aware that this cover does not cover you 100%.Overseas student health cover does not pay for general treatment (ancillary, or extras cover) such as dental, optical or physiotherapy. But it covers all medicals visits (visit to doctor), some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines).

For more information about this requirement make sure you contact your institution and also check the website of the  Australian department of home affairs

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