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Is insurance for students living abroad available in 2024?

Make sure you have all the insurance you need for when you are studying overseas.

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Studying overseas? What are your insurance options?

The chance to study abroad is one of the perks of studying at university or college. More and more universities are offering courses which include a placement year overseas - some within Europe, others further afield. These can offer students the chance to broaden their skills and experience another culture as well as improve their knowledge of a foreign language.

However having insurance that will cover you and your belonging when you are overseas is critical but what cover is available?

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If you are spending a year studying abroad, what should you consider when it comes to insurance?

  • How many trips home will the policy allow?
  • Are all the sports or activities you are planning covered?
  • Is there a sufficient level of cover for the possessions you are taking?
  • Will the policy cover your computer and your mobile phone?

Cover4Insurancehave a policy which is designed with international study in mind. There are 3 different policy levels to choose from with unlimited return trips home allowed with the Premier Plus policy. So no need to worry if you think you might get homesick!

Gadgets can be covered up to £3000 in value for theft and accidental damage. All policies offer cover for cancellation, curtailment and emergency medical expenses.

The policy also includes cover for over 100 sports and activities but, with many universities now offering sports scholarships, it is good to know that it's possible to extend your policy to include more sports options.

Another great feature of theCover4Insurance Study Abroad Coveris the addition of cover for leisure trips whilst you are studying abroad. If you are living closer to other countries, your study time overseas is the ideal opportunity to explore.

Endsleigh, who have covered student home and abroad for many years, have pulled out of the student market altogether in 2021 and therefore are no longer offering a study abroad product.

Can I purchase a policy for study abroad if I have already left the UK?

It is all too easy to forget to sort out insurance before you set off on your travels. Moving abroad takes a lot of organising!Cover4Insurancecan, when available, assist in many cases

Can I use a travel insurance policy for my study year abroad?

Standard travel insurance is unlikely to cover a full year living in another country without costing the earth.

Along stay travel insurance such as that offered by Worldwide Insurecould be an option. Their policy will cover periods from 3 to 18 months. They offer baggage and medical cover. There is the option to add Winter sports with Worldwide Insure - should you be studying anywhere near the mountains!

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This content was last reviewed on 15/05/2024