Overseas Student Health Cover
What is OSHC?
OSHC is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care that they may need while in
Australia. OSHC will also pay limited benefits for pharmaceuticals and ambulance services.
Who has to take out OSHC?
People who must take out OSHC are overseas students undertaking formal studies in Australia and their dependants (for example, spouses and children under 18 years old).
For the purposes of OSHC, ‘overseas student’ means: a person who is the holder of a student visa; or
a person who:
- is an applicant for a student visa; and
- is the holder of a bridging visa; and
- was immediately before being granted the bridging visa, the holder of a student
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection requires overseas students to maintain OSHC for the duration of time they are in Australia. For further information, please visit the Department of Immigration & Border Protection website.
PCBT is a selected Education Partner of BUPA Insurance to provide Advantage Overseas Student Health Cover for its students.
You may arrange your OSHC through agents or by yourself. However, if we are asked to arrange OSHC for you and your family, you are assured that one of the best OSHC rate is offered to you.