International Students

Health Insurance


Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care which they may need while in Australia. OSHC also includes ambulance cover and limited pharmaceutical reimbursements.. 

It is a student visa requirement that students must obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the proposed duration of their student visa.  

The International Office will organise OSHC for overseas students arriving in Melbourne, following acceptance of course and payment of OSHC fees. This will be stated on the offer letter provided by Melbourne Polytechnic. 

Medibank Private is the preferred OSHC provider for Melbourne Polytechnic.  Further information about Medibank Private OSHC can be found at

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Last Modified: August 12, 2015