Student travel insurance

Know when you're covered

As a currently enrolled student at the University of Sydney, you’re covered by the University's travel insurance policy when:

  • The travel is curriculum related. That is, it is directly or indirectly linked to the completion of your enrolled degree (e.g. student exchange, work experience and clinical placements); and
  • Your University-related travel has been formally approved by your Faculty, prior to your departure. The approval would normally be provided by your head of school or department. Ideally you should ask for an email confirmation of the approval so that you can include that document in the event you need to make an insurance claim.
  • The University provides one week of cover before and after an international placement. This is to give the student time to find accommodation, etc. It only applies if you are travelling directly to your exchange destination and is not intended for personal travel.
  • The University allows personal travel on weekends only during approved exchange.
  • If you undertake any personal travel which exceeds the weekend, or you plan on travelling before, during or after your placement you should take out a seperate policy for that period.

    You can purchase a policy for personal travel via our insurer, AIG: Download
  • Policy variations/amendments:
  • Download
  • 'Shoulder cover' scenarios
  • Download

Are you travelling to these countries?

  • Iran
  • Cuba

These countries are subject to sanctions issued by the Australian, US and UN Governments. If you are travelling to these countries, please contact our office to discuss your options.

University insurance policy information

Please read the Download for policy info.

Please note: if you are in Australia on a student visa, or residing here temporarily, you are NOT covered for medical expenses if you travel back to your home country.

For more information on Travel Insurance, please Download the Travel Claims Information Manual.

Make a claim

You can submit your claim directly online - Student Travel Online Claim

Either login using your Username and Password or by using the Company Registration Code SYDU8DYAYYA5D

If you require your claim form to be signed off by an University representative, send an email with your form to .

Pre-existing medical conditions

  • If you have a pre-existing medical condition you should obtain a 'fit for travel' letter from your GP/specialist stating:
  • Details of the condition
  • Management of the condition
  • Traveller suitability for overseas travel
  • Hold onto this letter in case of claim