Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) fact sheet

OSHC is private health insurance for overseas students and their dependants. It includes ambulance cover and limited pharmaceutical items.


Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) fact sheet

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OSHC helps overseas students with meeting the costs of unplanned medical and hospital care while undertaking formal studies in Australia.

This fact sheet provides a summary of:

  • what OSHC is
  • how OSHC works
  • key facts.

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