Prices from £8.00 per month for 2 years European cover
Low Cost Student Travel Insurance
If you're going on a study trip abroad, a well earned break between classes or a round the world adventure, we can provide peace of mind to British or Irish students with our fully comprehensive and customiseable travel insurance policies that are ideal for students on a budget.
What types of policies are available to students?
Backpacker - Essential for gap years, this policy covers 1 long trip of up to 2 years
Single Trip - For one off holidays or school trips up to 45 days long
Annual - unlimited number of trips for 12 months - great if you fly home at the end of term or for half term holidays
Save 15% with Essential Travel
To help make sure you protect your travel plans with our award winning Student Backpacker policy, you can save 15% until 1st September 2013, so that you can get covered without hurting your travel budget! This 15% discount is automatically deducted when you get a quote for a backpacker policy and included in the prices displayed.
Cover for working students
Grade 1 sports cover comes with your policy at no extra cost and includes cover for restaurant and bar work, student counselling and exchanges and a host of low risk sports. For adventure sports, add extra grade 2 (medium risk) - grade 4 (high risk) sports cover.
Experts' Top Tip - Travelling in a group of students? You can add up to 8 travellers to one policy online (or more if you contact us) which makes our policies ideal for school trips or students travelling together.
Customise to suit your needs
You can choose from up to 4 cover levels and 4 areas of cover so that you only pay for the cover you need. You can also add extra protection for pre-existing medical conditions, winter sports, cruises and more so that you can experience as much as possible whilst you're away - safely.
Policies are available to any UK or Irish resident up to 55 years (Backpacker policies), 65 years (Wintersports policies) or 74 years of age (Single or Annual policies).
5 Easy Steps to Book Online
Booking online is quick and easy, even for first timers. All you need to do is:
Add Extra Cover
You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.
Specialist cover can be added to your policy in minutes via our easy Online Medical Screening system.
If you want to play sport on holiday, make sure you do so safely by adding the correct sports grade to your policy.
100+ sports are covered at no extra cost on our policies!
Customers have scored Essential Travel on average 87% based on 1184 reviews.
Easy to use
The site is easy to use. The forms, and questions are clear and the process is quite fast.
Mrs Walsh -
Easy to do online very easy application form hassle free would recommend to anyone
Miss Rickard -
brilliant,so easy to do
i will always go for this because it is so reasonably priced,the cover is just what i need for peace of mind
Mr comey -
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