Having worked alongside English language schools for a number of years, One Education knows that student travel protection is a vital provision. To ensure your students have the right protection while travelling, our insurers, AmTrust Underwriting Ltd, provide wide coverage for our StudentGuard Travel Insurance product. This can be added to your course package, or sold as an optional extra.

Cover includes:

    • Cancellation, curtailment and course fees, up to £7,500
    • Up to £10 million medical expenses, including coronavirus cases
    • Emergency mental health or dental treatment
    • Personal belongings, up to £2,000
    • Work experience activities

What is International Student Travel Insurance?

It is a policy designed for international students who want to travel to the UK in order to study English. It is covers all ages, including school children and university students.

We have two types of policy available:

Group Policy: This allows you to offer Student Travel Insurance as an optional extra.

Commercial: This allows you to include the cost of a policy within the total course fees.

Both policies cover: cancellation, curtailment and course fees; medical expenses; personal belongings; personal liability and personal accident. Find out more.

Please note that medical expenses incurred as a result of coronavirus are covered while the student is travelling to or from the UK.

Are medical expenses covered by the NHS?

In some instances, yes. However, this is dependent on a number of factors, including the student’s country of origin and the treatment required. However, it is recommended that Student Travel Insurance is in place as it provides protection against more than just medical expenses.

Are pre-existing medical conditions excluded?

No. While many other insurance products cannot provide cover for such, we do not exclude pre-existing conditions, providing the student is declared fit to travel. However, the student should not travel against medical advice or after a terminal prognosis.

Is there a maximum trip length?

We would not expect any student to be in the UK for more than 12 months.

Is there a minimum age limit?

No, but the child must be a student for cover to apply. For any minors (under 16 years of age), the personal accident benefit shall be reduced to £5,000.

We are running a series of online courses. Is the student still covered by the policy?

This is a travel policy. Remote courses which do not include any travel will not be covered.

Does ‘cancellation cover’ apply to cancellation due to coronavirus?

No. There is no coronavirus cover under Section 1 – ‘Cancellation, Curtailment or Change of Itinerary’ or Section 2 – ‘Course Fees’. 

If a student contracts coronavirus in the UK and cannot travel, are student and school costs covered if we have to stay open to provide care?

Reasonable associated costs are covered. For instance, the cost to change a flight, necessary nursing, staff, food and laundry expenses are all covered as ‘associated costs’ under the Medical Expenses section.

In this instance, we recommend you contact the claims management team for specific advice.

If a student is due to fly but can’t because their government has restricted travel, can they make a claim?

No. The policy will not cover regulations, border restrictions or orders made by any Public Authority or Government. This applies to both the country of origin and the destination.

Emergency dental cover for relief of pain and discomfort is included, but what about actual dental work? Does this fall under the ‘Up to £10 million’ medical expenses?

No. We provide £500 of cover for the emergency relief of pain only. Full dental work would need to be completed at their own cost.

Supplementary travel cover is £5,000 – can this be increased?

No. We believe this limit is sufficient based on previous claims data.

Does Personal Accident include cover for coma, paraplegia and quadriplegia?

There is no coma cover under this product. Accidents causing paraplegia/quadriplegia would be considered under loss of limb(s).

Can work experience include manual activity?

These are considered on a case by case basis. Please provide as much information as possible so that we can make an informed decision.

A student arrives in the UK and tests positive for coronavirus and has to self-isolate. The student then tests negative, 2 days prior to returning home. Will the policy cover an extension for the unused course dates?

No. The coronavirus exclusion applies in respect of school fees and the policy would only respond in a situation where the student is unable to return home on the original date planned.