If you’ve decided to study outside of the United Kingdom with The British Council in India, or within Europe under the Erasmus program, we've got a specialist travel insurance policy for you. Whether you are studying for your whole degree or for just a part of it, our policy keeps you and your belongings protected whilst you're away.

We include cover automatically for all those things most important to you, including your course fees cover up to £8,000! You can also extend cover for your phone, laptop and musical instruments. Emergency medical cover is included of course, and we have a 24 hour English speaking helpline if you need some assistance.


As soon as you start having to pay for things like travel costs and accommodation, you should have insurance in place to protect these large expenses.

Cover for cancellation starts as soon as you have paid for your insurance, so if your study or work placement abroad falls through due to an insured reason such as illness, you could claim back your out of pocket costs.

What's covered?

  • Course fees up to £8,000, if you have to cancel your trip due to illness

  • Travel delay and cancellation cover

  • Mobile and laptop cover, up to £350 for a single item with comprehensive cover

  • Theft or fire damage to your landlords fixtures and fittings whilst you are studying outside of the United Kingdom

  • Musical instruments can be added to cover as a specified item

  • Unlimited trips back to the United Kingdom during cover

    We simply put your cover on hold until you return back to your studies.

Going on a work placement?

Our specialist cover is suitable for students taking an internship or a work placement outside of the United Kingdom, if it is part of your degree. The cover included is the same as above.

What if I need to make a claim?

We make the process as quick and simple as possible, allowing you to continue studying or working. You'll be able to register your claim online or by calling us.

If you have a medical emergency, telephone the 24 hour emergency helpline where an English speaking team will be able to assist you.