Overseas Health Cover for
International Students

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Welcome to our Migration and Education Services! As you get ready to study in Australia, we want to help you with the important stuff, starting with setting up a student account in your home country. 

Once your account is ready, we'll guide you on transferring the tuition fees for your first semester to the university's bank account. No stress, we're here to assist you every step of the way. 

And because your well-being is crucial, we'll help you get Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). This insurance takes care of your health needs during your entire course, letting you focus on your studies without worrying about costs.

The Department of Home Affairs requires overseas students to maintain OSHC for their duration in Australia. 

What does OSHC cover?

  • Visits to the doctor (GP)
  • Some hospital treatments
  • Ambulance services
  • Limited pharmaceuticals (medicines)

Remember, OSHC doesn't cover things like dental, optical, or physiotherapy. If you want coverage for these, you can buy Extras OSHC from a provider.

You can also think about getting private health insurance with your OSHC to cover things not included. Costs and benefits differ between insurance policies.

Adding travel insurance to your OSHC is another option. It covers various health treatments, giving you extra support during your time abroad.

Here's the updated table without the per month calculation for children:

Duration (Months)
OSHC Cost for Adult
Additional Cost to Add a Child


$300 - $350

$2100 - $2150


$600 - $650

$3800 - $3850


$950- $1000

$5500 - $5550


$1250 - $1300

$7300 - $7350


$1700 - $1750

$9200 - $9250


$2000 - $2100

$11000 - $11050

The costs mentioned for OSHC are estimates and can change. For the most accurate quotes, consult with a MyVysa agent. We can provide the latest information on your OSHC coverage and associated costs. Feel free to ask if you have questions or need help with payments or health insurance. We're here to ensure your transition to studying in Australia is as smooth as possible.