Student travel insurance

If you are planning on studying abroad, it is very important to be properly insured. It is always possible that something unexpected happens. On this page you will find extensive information about student travel insurances. For example, information about the coverage and the prices of student travel insurances.

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Travel insurance in your home country

If you are planning to stay in the Netherlands for a short period of time, you can get a travel insurance in your home country with coverage for your stay in the Netherlands. There are a lot of insurance companies that offer travel insurances especially for students who want to study abroad, probably also in your home country.

Travel insurance in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands you can also find companies that are specialized in offering travel insurances especially for foreign students in the Netherlands. These companies are for example: Insurance Passport for Students (IPS) en AON. If you are planning to live in the Netherlands for a longer period and you are planning to go on holiday to other countries during that stay, it is possible to get a travel insurance at a Dutch company.

Coverage of student travel insurances

In general the coverage of a student travel insurance is as follows:

  • Baggage
  • Coverage for theft, damage and lost of your baggage
  • Medical emergency expense
  • Coverage of the cost of medical care at the doctor or in the hospital
  • Emergency medical transportation
  • Coverage of the cost of transportation when you are seriously injured or ill.

The coverage of student travel insurances can differ between the insurance companies. We recommend you to study the coverage of some travel insurances before you make a decision.

Deductible excess

Insurers could have policies were certain amount of money is deducted from the claim you make. This amount of money you have to pay yourself. In general the policy is: the higher your own risk, the lower the premium you have to pay. The amount of the own risk is generally between the 50 euro and 125 euro.


It is possible that insurance companies refuse to pay your claim when something happened to you during certain activities or situations.
These exclusions could for example apply during:

  • Illegal activities
  • Dangerous or adventure sports
  • War
  • Suicide

These exclusions are described in the terms and conditions and can differ between the insurers. Therefore it is wise to review these exclusions carefully.

Short term period travel insurance

If you are planning to go abroad for a short term period, you can get a travel insurance that only protects you during the period of your trip. The premium of this insurance is between € 1,- and € 2,- a day.

Annual travel insurance

If you are planning to travel for a longer period or if you are planning to do more trips in a year, it could be profitable to get an annual travel insurance. The coverage of this insurance is valid for all your trips during one year. The premium of this insurance is between € 24,- and € 35,- a year.

Global traveler insurance

Especially for students who are planning on studying abroad or for young global travellers, there are traveller insurances. You can get these insurances for a period from two months till two years. The cost of this global traveller insurance is between € 7,- and € 15,- a month.