Students are strongly advised to arrange insurance for private medical care as this ensures choice of hospital, doctor and hospital accommodation in the event of illness.
Please note that you can only arrange health insurance with an Irish Health Insurance Provider when you are living in Ireland.
Details of Health Insurance Providers are below:
Medicover is a medical expenses insurance policy available exclusively to students travelling to Ireland from overseas to undertake a course of study at an approved educational establishment. This can be purchased online before travelling to Ireland.
The policy provides cover for medical expenses incurred whilst in Ireland arising from any accident or any illness requiring hospitalisation to a limit of €2,500,000 during the period of insurance.
Medicover does not provide cover for any pre-existing illness known to the insured person at the time of purchase, nor does it cover pregnancy costs while in Ireland.