It is important to note that you MUST ensure you maintain private medical insurance for the duration of your study to gain and maintain your student visa.
If you do not already have private health insurance cover, you are required to have it and we recommend you consider Medicover Medical Expenses, which is very economical (€120 for one year cover). A summary of the cover provided: Summary of Cover
You can order and pay for this policy in two ways:
- Order and pay by bank transfer via https://nuimas.studentfees.ie/ Instructions: Fill in your personal details, including your email address and student number. Select MEDICAL INSURANCE (1 year cover). Please follow the online instructions on how to pay the fee through your bank. Please note there is an extra €2 charge for paying by this method. The insurance details and policy will be emailed to the email address you have provided. Please keep these documents safe as you will need them for Immigration purposes and for any future claims. If you require a claim form please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request one. International students taking degree programmes at St. Patrick's College Maynooth (SPCM) are welcome to purchase this policy, however SPCM students must email email@example.com in advance of purchasing their insurance.
- Order and pay by credit card via www.odon.ie/nuim. Instructions: Pay cost of cover via credit card. You will receive your receipt instantly and the policy document within 48 hours. Please keep these documents safe as you will need them for Immigration purposes and for any future claims. If you require a claim form please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
If you have any questions, or experience any issues when purchasing health insurance through this link, please contact: Siobhán Walsh Tel: 01-6395811, Email: email@example.com
If you wish to obtain other health insurance than the above mentioned company; the three main Irish health insurance providers are VHI (www.vhi.ie), Laya Healthcare (http://www.layahealthcare.ie/), GloHealth (http://www.glohealth.ie/) or Aviva Health (www.avivahealth.ie). You must contact these companies directly to organise your health insurance cover.
EU students will need a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which can be obtained in your home country. The EHIC replaces the E111/E128 forms. Please see www.ehic.ie for more information.
It is the student’s responsibility to obtain medical insurance and ensure it is renewed annually. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your student visa.