Student Travel Insurance

Coverage for emergency medical expenses & checkups when studying away from home.

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What is student travel insurance?

Embarking on educational pursuits, whether in a different province or overseas, or as an international student in Canada, brings the need for reliable protection against unforeseen medical emergencies.

Student travel insurance is specifically crafted to provide financial coverage for unexpected medical expenses that may arise while you are away from your home province or country for educational purposes.

With the right insurance coverage in place, students can concentrate on their academic goals without the worry of handling emergency medical costs. This peace of mind is invaluable for a successful and focused study experience.

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Cover unexpected medical costs

If the visitor has a medical emergency during their stay in Canada, costs will be covered.

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Up to 365 days coverage

Purchase coverage for up to one full year at a time.

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Routine checkups

Includes coverage for routine physician visits, medical and eye exams

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24x7 Support

Toll-free support is available 24x7 whenever you need and is multilingual.

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How does student insurance work?

  • Pre-Trip Purchase: Secure your student travel insurance before leaving your home country. Ensure the coverage spans the entire duration of your study period abroad.

  • Travel with Confidence: Once insured, you can travel to your study destination, knowing you're protected against medical uncertainties.

  • Immediate Assistance for Medical Emergencies: In case of a medical emergency, promptly contact the insurer's 24/7 toll-free support line. This ensures you get immediate help when needed.

  • Guided Access to Medical Care: The insurer's professionals will guide you to the nearest suitable medical facility, ensuring that your guest receives the best possible care quickly.
  • Coverage for Routine Medical Needs: The policy often includes visits to local physicians for regular medical check-ups, keeping your health in check during your studies.
  • Continuous Coverage During Breaks: The insurance typically remains active during short breaks or visits back home, providing continuous protection throughout your academic journey.

Get help with your travel insurance planning.

Speak with a professional advisor who can help.


How much does student travel insurance cost?

There are a number of factors that can affect plan pricing, including:

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Insurance costs generally increase with age.

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Trip duration

Visitors to Canada coverage is based on a daily rate.

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Cost varies you are studying in another Canadian province or internationally.

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Inbound or outbound

Cost varies if you're an outbound Canadian student, versus international inbound to Canada.

Get in touch

Talk to an advisor who can understand your situation, answer your questions and help you build an insurance plan appropriate for you and your family.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to key questions about Student Travel Insurance.

Is Insurance Necessary for Canadian Students Studying Abroad?

It highly recommended. Your provincial health plan will not fully cover you abroad. If you face a medical emergency while studying outside of Canada, you could end up with high medical bills. Schools may require you to have a medical insurance plan before starting your classes. Student travel insurance provides this necessary coverage. If you will be studying outside your home province/territory for longer than 6-months it is recommended that you speak with your provincial/territorial health plan to request extensions - this is because maintaining your provincial/territorial health care plan is a requirement for travel insurance.

Still have questions?

Please contact our office and we'll be happy to address any questions you may have.