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Study Abroad Travel Insurance

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From only £12.94 per Month

  • Student budget friendly
  • Medical, Cancellation & Baggage
  • Choice of cover

From only £12.94 per Month

Travel Insurance for Studying Abroad

Buy travel insurance for a term abroad or long-term postgraduate study away from home. With a host of exciting adventures awaiting you, Essential Travel makes sure to cater for British students studying abroad.

Depending on how long you'll be away for, choose between our Single, Annual Multi Trip and Backpacker options in the quote form above.

What Are You Covered For?

You are covered for anything from lost luggage to lawyer's fees during your time away from home, including:

  • Missed departures - Up to £1,000
  • Mugging or hijacking - Up to £1,000
  • Personal accident - Up to £30,000
  • Medical emergencies - Up to £10 million
  • Personal liability - Up to £2 million

Experts' Top Tip - If you're travelling with a group of students abroad, you can add up to 8 travellers to one policy. Contact Essential Travel's Customer Services to add more than 8 students for cover.

Adjust Your Cover to Suit You

You can choose from up to 4 cover levels and 4 areas of cover so that you only pay for the cover suited to your needs. You can also add extra protection for pre-existing medical conditions, sports, winter sports and more so that you can make the most out of your time studying abroad, safely.

Different sports and activities fall into four Sports Grades: Grade 1 covers you for lower risk sports at no extra cost. Grades 2 to 4 cover you higher risk sporting activities, this means that you'll need to add extra cover to your Single, Annual Multi-trip or Backpacker insurance policy.

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Add Extra Cover

You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.

Do You Need to Declare a Medical Condition?

If you have a pre-existing medical condition it’s vital that you declare it or you could invalidate your entire policy. Insurers don’t like to think that you’ve hidden things from them and you may be surprised to find out that many common medical conditions such as allergies can be added without any additional cost. What’s more, you even have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from your policy. What this means is that you’ve told your insurer about your condition but decided not to cover it, so you will be covered medically for anything unrelated to that condition.

Do You Need Extra Sports or Specialist Cover?

A decent policy will include cover for many sporty or adventure activities as standard. However the more adventurous or dangerous the activity, like winter sports, the more likely it is that you will need to purchase additional sports insurance. You can customise your policy further a number of other specialist add-ons.

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