Insurance Cover for International Students

Students coming to study at the University of Sheffield from an overseas University will be required to arrange their own insurance, or to see if their home institution provides insurance cover whilst they study here.

The University doesn’t have a travel policy in place for students coming from overseas to study at the University of Sheffield.

Students coming for six months or more are eligible for treatment under the National Health Service. However, there are still some services which UK residents may pay for, such as dental treatment, and for which medical insurance may be useful. Students coming for less than six months may not be entitled to treatment under the National Health Service and should arrange cover for medical treatment and illness related costs, such as flights home, before they arrive. For further information please see: www.shef.ac.uk/studyabroad/overseas/postapplication/health-insurance

Students are responsible for providing their own insurance whilst a student in Sheffield. If in University provided accommodation £5,000 of room contents insurance is included as part of your rent (£7,500 if you’re a student family). www.sheffield.ac.uk/accommodation/student-info-and-guides/insurance  It is unlikely that private accommodation providers will include room contents insurance in the rent.

Insurance for personal accident and baggage whilst travelling to and from Sheffield at the start and end of term is not provided.

For Sheffield International College students please click on the following link: usic.shef.ac.uk/fees/student-insurance

Medical and health

For students that are not entitled to free medical insurance under the National Health Service, you should put in place medical insurance to cover medical costs and additional illness related costs, such as flights home.

For Sheffield International College students please click on the following link: usic.shef.ac.uk/fees/student-insurance

Personal belongings

For students living in University provided accommodation £5,000 of room contents insurance is included as part of your rent (£7,500 if you’re a student family). This is available from the day you move into the room. For students in private accommodation, room contents insurance probably will not be included in the rent and it is the responsibility of students to arrange their own cover.

Motor insurance

Students bringing their cars to the University are responsible for providing their own insurance. Please ensure that you contact your insurance provider to notify them that you are bringing your car to University as you may not be automatically insured.

Students that are required to drive a University owned or leased vehicle as part of their studies will have motor insurance cover provided.