Student Travel Insurance

Whether you're choosing a travel insurance policy for studying abroad, or going away for a long trip in the summer holidays, finding the right and affordable policy will make sure you safely enjoy every minute of it. We know it's not necessarily the most exciting part of booking your travels, but we all know it's an absolute must to ensure that added peace of mind.

cheap student travel insurance

You might be young, fighting fit and medical cover might not seem like a priority, and without focusing on the worst-case scenario — you never know what's around the corner health-wise. Then you've got to think: what about your camera full of memories? Is your phone filled with snaps, contacts and useful apps? They, of course, need protecting too; should they be lost or stolen, gadget cover means they can be replaced.

Procuring a cheap travel insurance policy might seem tempting, but it is important to understand the level of cover you fully require for your travels. You may be a serious adrenaline junkie in which case, seeking additional activity cover for extreme sports might be a necessary addition to your student travel insurance policy.

Compare travel insurance for students

At Holiday Extras, we've created our travel insurance policies specifically for safe travels across the UK, Europe and worldwide. All of our policies include cover for trip cancellation, missed flights and medical cover, as well as cover for lost passports and protection for over 100 sports.

There are two types of policies (single trip and annual travel insurance) both with four levels of cover, providing flexible and reliable choices when finding travel insurance to suit your adventure:

Compare travel insurance cover levels

You can then choose from three levels of cover, each differently priced, ranging from a basic and essential cover to a higher, premium level of cover.
Here is a brief overview of some of the main upper limits and inclusions of each policy. Be sure to read through the Policy Documents for more comprehensive cover details.

Bronze
Silver
Gold
Emergency medical and repatriation expenses
£5,000,000
£10,000,000
£15,000,000
Cancellation
£1,000*
£2,500*
£5,000*
Curtailment and loss of holiday
£1,000
£2,500
£5,000
Personal possessions
£500
£1,500
£2,000
Passport and other documents
£150
£250
£350
Personal money
£300
£500
£750
Baggage Delay (outward journey)
£100
£150
£300
Missed departure
£500
£500
£1,000
Missed connection
£500
£500
£1,000
Personal liability
£2,000,000
£2,000,000
£2,000,000
Legal costs and expenses
£25,000
£25,000
£25,000
Scheduled airline failure
£1,000
£2,500
£2,500
End supplier failure
X
£2,500
£2,500
Pet Care
X
X
£500

*Or as specified on your schedule

Additional cover options

Like any good traveller, it helps to have a rough itinerary. Filled with big adventure trails, scuba diving, mountain biking... you get the picture! With so many fun activities planned, it's important to make sure it's all covered under your chosen travel insurance policy.

Winter sports travel insurance

Hitting the slopes might be top of your to-do list. Before donning a pair of skis, be sure to purchase winter sports cover in addition to your regular policy. We provide cover for your own equipment and any you choose to hire, you are also protected should the piste be subject to closure.

Travelling the world with a pre-existing medical condition?

If you have a medical condition and looking to travel the world, it can still be affordable. Our insurance experts are on-hand to make sure your medical condition won't slow you down by providing comprehensive cover at a competitive price.

Be sure to have a read up on our pre-existing conditions pages for more information.

Planning gap year travels?

If you've decided to take a gap year or a long break before embarking on further education, visit our gap year travel insurance page for more information and to find a policy that suits how you want to travel.

Visit the HX Blog, it's packed full of tips for the avid student looking to travel. See if we can tempt you with 7 reasons to study abroad or spark an idea with some potential gap year travel routes.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 828848.

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is provided by Taurus Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary licenced and authorised in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission under Permission Number 5566 and authorised to passport general insurance intermediary services into the UK and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK under registration number 444830.

The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE. Great Lakes Insurance SE is a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. UK Branch office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5BN, company number SE000083. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised and regulated by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number: 769884. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.