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Simply Save | Why students going abroad need an overseas travel insurance cover

Overseas student travel insurance policies cover students' medical expenses incurred during your stay abroad, besides baggage loss, trip cancellation, study interruption and medical evacuation.

July 05, 2022 / 09:07 PM IST

In the coming weeks, Indian students who have secured admissions in universities would start gearing up to leave Indian shores to pursue their academic aspirations abroad.

The next two months are bound to be hectic, with admission, loans, Visa and other paperwork keeping students and their parents busy. Amidst the race against time to tick all these boxes, it is unlikely that you would pay attention to the possibility of falling sick during your stay abroad.

However, the threat is real and hence, most universities insist on students being covered under health insurance policies offered by local insurers once they reach the campuses. Even if your university does not mandate a cover, you will stand to benefit if you buy one. Your regular health cover will not come to your aid if you fall sick during your stay abroad. Unlike business or leisure travelers, you will spend more time overseas, and are likely to need medical treatment at some point in time.