Arranging health cover before you depart for Australia is an essential component of pre-departure planning. All international students in Australia must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire period of their stay.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a requirement for most international students. Migration policy states students need an insurance policy for the length of their student visa. Students will need to have their OSHC policy in order to apply for the visa.
As an International Student, you need OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover) to meet the costs of medical and hospital care that they may need while in Australia. If you are considering falling pregnant whilst studying in Australia, it is important to understand OSHC policies well including pregnancy related services (including childbirth).