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Finding the best student travel insurance

Further education can take you to any of the four corners of the globe and the right holiday insurance policy can make sure you'll enjoy every minute. We know it's not the most exciting part of booking your travels but we also know it is an absolute must! You may be young and fighting fit so medical cover might not seem a priority but, what about your camera full of memories? Your phone filled with snaps, contacts and useful apps? They need protecting too! Should they be lost or stolen, personal possessions cover means they can be replaced!

Bagging the cheapest travel insurance policy might seem tempting but before you do, it is important to get to grips with the level of cover you need for your travels. You may be a serious adrenaline junkie in which case, seeking medical cover might not be completely unexpected.

What am I covered for?

At Holiday Extras, we've decked out our travel insurance policies for safe travels across the UK, Europe and worldwide including high levels of cancellation and medical cover, protection for over 100 sports and passport loss.

There are two types of policies and four levels of cover. Providing both flexible and reliable choices when finding travel insurance to suit your adventure:

Single-trip travel insurance

Whether you're heading overseas for a work placement, studying a term abroad or exploring with your friends. There's no limitation to your destination - just be sure to let us know where you are heading. In some cases, a policy exc. USA can mean a lower premium. Our single trip policy provides cover for one trip of up to 365 days:

  • Bronze cover comprises £1,000 cancellation cover per person, £5 million for medical costs and baggage cover of £500.
  • Silver Cover provides you with cancellation cover of £2,500 per person, medical of £10 million per person and baggage cover of £1,500 per person.
  • Gold cover offers £5,000 per person for cancellations, £10 million for medical costs and £2,000 of baggage cover.
  • Our Platinum cover included many added benefits such as a zero excess on all claims, included gadget and wedding cover and the ability to increase your cancellation up to £10,000 .

Annual travel insurance

You might be travelling regularly this year for study, travel or a satisfying combination of both. Providing that you make regular trips home, our annual travel insurance policy offers financial protection for an unlimited amount of trips across 12 months - just be sure that each trip does not exceed 45 days. The annual policies operate the same levels of cover as the single trip policies.

How do I book my holiday insurance policy?

Our online booking system is quick and easy, perfect for comparing prices and choosing your policy. If you'd prefer to book via telephone, you can call our free and friendly UK call centre team to place a booking.

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.

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 of your activities are covered under your chosen travel insurance policy. By checking your policy wording, you will find 100+ sports already covered with Holiday Extras holiday insurance. For any sports or activities that you can't find in your policy but do wish to take part in, be sure to give us a FREE call.

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 fully comprehensive cover at the best price.

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

Holiday Extras Cover Ltd and Holiday Extras Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Holiday Extras Cover Ltd 05058680 and Holiday Extras Ltd 01693250 are registered in England and Wales. Registered address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities plc which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered address: 2nd Floor, 1 Tower View, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4UY. Company number 03220410.