Student Travel Insurance

  • Ideal Travel Insurance for Students studying abroad
  • Student Gap Year
  • Over 100 Adventure Activities as standard
  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation Cover
  • 24-hour / 365 Multi-lingual Assistance
  • Trip durations up to 15 months, plus extensions to 18 months
Get a Quote

What is student travel insurance?

Student travel insurance is similar to any other travel insurance but it's suitable for students. Travelling as a student is a perfect way to see the world and experience new sites sounds and cultures.

You should get student travel insurance if you’re going abroad to study, or work as part of your study, volunteer, or if you're taking a gap year, or some time out before you start study or work.

The main difference with travel insurance for students is that it usually covers you for a long stay trip abroad.

Travel Insurance for Students studying abroad is essential. You never know what might happen and thing you want to worry about is getting ill or having an accident and not having medical cover or any local help. With Globelink Travel insurance for Students you get both and much more. Students who study abroad are particularly vulnerable because they may not have easy access to the local healthcare system; nor the support of family close by. With more educational opportunities available worldwide, make sure you're protected by travel insurance for students studying abroad if you opt for a study adventure. 

Globelink's student travel insurance is perfect if you are on a budget but still looking for reliable, comprehensive insurance. Choose a policy that suits your requirements. This could be one of our Globetrekker options or our Regular or Comprehensive policies. Student Travel Insurance is available wherever you plan to travel, as long as your usual place of residence is UK, EU and EEA. Our products are all also available to Australian, New Zealand and South African passportholders currently living in the UK or EU.

Travel Insurance for Students Benefits:

Buy your Travel Insurance for Students as soon as you book your trip. That way you will be protected for certain cancellation risks even before you travel, such as an accident or illness (including catching Covid with 14 days of your trip and while you are away). You can choose which Travel Insurance for students studying abroad from all of our products as they can all be suitable for you depending on your particular travel needs and trip length. Just chose the benefit package that best suits you. Key Benefits include:

  • Emergency Medical and Repatriation Home Cover
  • Over 100 Adventure Activities covered for Free
  • 24 hour 365 multi-lingual Assistance Service for free
  • Cancellation and Curtailment cover
  • Personal Liability Cover

Attention! The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) / Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) provides some emergency healthcare within the EU, but it does not cover Repatriation costs, or a doctor or nurse escort home; nor lost or stolen property. You need Travel Insurance for that.


Is travel insurance for students studying abroad a legal requirement?

Travel insurance for students studying abroad, or students working abroad is not a legal requirement, but it may be part of your course entry requirements, or visa entry requirements to have travel insurance in place. Most travel experts and the FCDO agree that travel insurance is important to protect you while abroad. Student travel insurance will give you financial security and peace of mind.

What's in a good Student Travel Insurance Policy?

This depends on what you need and the good news is Travel insurance for students can cover all sorts of eventualities. Think about what you might need if something goes wrong, but as a minimum you should ensure cover for:

  • Injury or illness: including Covid cover. Your insurance should cover medical expenses (at least 5 Million) if you fall ill or have an accident while abroad.

  • Repatriation: if you need a medical repatriation home this could cost thousands, so ensure a good level of cover.

  • Baggage & personal possessions: if luggage is lost or stolen.

  • Trip cancellation, curtailment or delays: with Globelink this means you will have cover before you travel for certain risks including catching covid within 14 days of your trip.  You can claim if you are unable to travel to your destination for certain reasons such as serious illness or injury preventing you from travelling, or jury service. You will also be covered for the same reasons if you have to cut your trip short.

Top Tip: Remember to check behind the headlines and be aware of standard exclusions that usually apply, such as Pre-existing medical conditions (unless accepted by your insurance); Extreme sports; incidents linked to alcohol or drugs; any unlawful acts; some manual labour (if you plan to work while away).

Types of Student Travel Insurance available?

  • Backpacker / Globetrekker Travel Insurance cover - covers longer trips, for younger travellers on a budget. Globelink Backpacker policies cover people up to age 50 for up to 15 months (and the option to extend to 18 months subject to approval).  It’s ideal for students studying abroad, or gap years, or volunteering abroad. It's a good option for student travel insurance. All policies include over 100 Adventure Activities for free plus 50 pre-existing medical conditions.

  • Single Trip Travel Insurance - covers one trip - whether its for a few days or up to 15 months, for people aged 89 yrs. Good for one trip overseas and you can choose from no frills budget options like Economy Cover, to full cover with a Comprehensive policy.

  • Multi-trip cover - covers you for multiple trips per year up to 120 days at a time.

Can I travel anywhere with student travel insurance?

Our backpacker student travel insurance gives worldwide cover, or you can choose a different geographical area as long as your destination is included.

Top Tip: Think about other places you may visit or pass through while you're away. It may be cheaper to opt for a worldwide Globetrekker policy to give you flexibility to travel while you are studying abroad.

Always check and comply with your local Government advice on travel. For UK residents this is the FCDO.

It’s always a good idea to take out student travel insurance as soon as you know you’re going away, but remember to take care of yourself and your belongings - especially while you are away and never leave your belongings unattended.

Globetrekkers Standard Cover

Don`t just travel on budget, get insured on budget too! Ideal for people aged under 51.

from £60.01

Globetrekkers Standard Plus Cover

Gives you the essential backpacker cover plus protects your Baggage, Money, Passport etc.

from £70.61

Single Trip Travel Insurance

Single Trip Travel Insurance is designed for people aged up to 89 travelling independently or on a package holiday with a maximum trip duration of up to 15 months.

from £21.83

Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance

Travelling more than once a year? Take as many holidays as you wish and be covered all year long! 17 days Winter Sports Cover FREE if you take out the 45 days policy.

from £73.19

Backpacker Travel Insurance

Career breaker? Globetrekker? Globelink Insurance offer the budget solution for long stay journeys.

from £60.01

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Overseas Student travel insurance?

Overseas Student travel insurance is similar to any other travel insurance but its suitable for students, so usually its available for long trip durations. Its  designed to prtect you while are on a trip, or studying abroad.

How much does Student travel insurance cost?

It depends on what type of student travel insurance policy you choose. The no frills, cheapest option for students is Single Economy (£) for short trips (check it covers what you need), or Backpacker cover (£) for longer stays.

Still have questions?

Globelink team will assist solving any of your questions over the phone 00 44 (0) 1353 699082.

Get an instant quote with Globelink

For reliable Travel Insurance, simply complete 5 quick & easy steps. Pay with your Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal and receive your policy documents by email in seconds.


We accept