New student - Quote and join

Before you get started you'll need:

  • Your university offer letter showing your Student ID
  • Your passport details
  • Your expected date of arrival in Australia
  • A valid email address

This should take you about 8 minutes to complete.

#1 About you

I would like cover for

A Single Membership covers you (the student) only

A Couples Membership covers you (the student) and your Partner

A Family Membership covers you (the student) and your dependants such as your partner and any dependant children.

A Single Parent Membership covers you (the student) and your dependant children.


#2 About your study

Cover start date
Expected date of arrival
Expected course completion date
Please refer to your Letter of Offer for these dates
Visa end date:
Your Visa End Date is calculated according to Department of Home Affairs (DHA) OSHC Duration requirements.
See the table to the right for more details


Based on your details

Purchasing your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

You can pay for your cover now via Credit Card or PayPal. You will need to pay the full amount in the next step, so please ensure you have the funds available before proceeding.

You may also want to contact your bank/credit card issuer at least 24 hours in advance of making your OSHC payment. This will ensure they are aware of the transaction and can avoid delays processing your payment to Medibank.

  • We’ll waive the 12 month waiting period on pregnancy and birth services, giving you added peace of mind if you are planning a pregnancy or already pregnant

  • Increase the maximum amount you get back on eligible prescription medicines to 100% of cost (up to the annual limit) to help reduce your out-of-pocket costs (Medibank Essentials OSHC pays $70 per item up to the annual limit)

  • Increase your annual limit on eligible prescription medicines to $500 per single membership and $1000 per couple or family membership (sub-limit of $500 per person) (Medibank Essentials OSHC pays $300 per single membership and $600 per couple or family membership (sub-limit of $300 per person))

  • We’ll pay up to $100 per consultation towards private psychology services* at recognised providers, up to a maximum of $200 on Singles cover or up to $400 per policy on Couples and Family cover, per calendar year

* Psychology services not billed with an MBS (Medicare Benefit Schedule) item. Psychology services billed with an MBS item are payable based on the MBS fee and are not subject to annual limits.
Cover Name Cover Type Start Date End Date Quote
Medibank Essentials OSHC $77.10AUD

Student Details

The Student ID Number is on your Letter of Offer.
Only numerical characters can be entered in this field.

Passport details

Name should be as shown on passport

Name should be as shown on passport


You are applying for OSHC under an overseas health insurance contract issued by Medibank Private Limited ABN 47 080 890 259 and you agree to be bound by the conditions set out in the Medibank's Overseas Student Health Cover Member Guide. You are responsible for this membership, and will communicate to all current and future persons covered by the membership, the terms and conditions set out in the Overseas Student Health Cover Membership Guide and the fact that this guide applies to all persons on an OSHC policy.

You confirm that your visa status allows you to apply for this cover. You declare that all of the statements made in this application are true and complete and understand we may refuse payment of benefits if any statements are false in any respect. We reserve the right to vary our premiums, our OSHC products or benefits payable, subject to the requirements imposed by the Department of Health.

If you have paid premiums in advance, you will not be exempt from such changes. You consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the Medibank OSHC Privacy Policy. You warrant that each named beneficiary has also given that consent. You authorise Medibank OSHC to collect or disclose relevant information to or from your educational institution and/or any relevant government agency including the Department of Home Affairs or as otherwise allowed by law.

Cover Name Cover Type Start Date End Date Quote
Medibank Essentials OSHC $AUD