Medical Insurance

Non-EU students must provide details of their private medical insurance policy in advance of applying for study visa to Ireland. 

It is important that Non-EU students assess private medical insurance options available to them in their home country and options available in Ireland in advance of their visa application.

It is extremely important that such Non-EU students with existing medical conditions carefully select an insurance policy unique to their needs. Such students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the health system in Ireland and to arrange a ‘transfer of care’ to facilitate the continuation of treatment in Ireland, if required. This should be arranged prior to arrival in Ireland.

Non-EU students will be required to present a copy of their private medical insurance policy on registering with the local immigration office on arrival in Ireland.

See http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Study

The International Office, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology has prepared summary of some options for medical insurance providers in Ireland but it is the responsibility of international students to select and purchase their own policy in advance of arrival at GMIT.

Please note this list is not exhaustive and only represents an example of providers that are available in Ireland and willing to assess Non-EU students for a quotation.

1. Study & Protect
https://www.studyandprotect.com/Student-Medical.aspx

2. VHI
https://www.vhi.ie/find-a-plan

3. Laya Healthcare
https://www.layahealthcare.ie/lowestcost/

4. Irish Life Health
https://www.irishlifehealth.ie/compare-results?nbrYoungAdults=1&coverLvl=2

5. Aviva Health (Require PPS number)
https://www.aviva.ie/health/

 

Further Information: 

Contact Details

International Office
GMIT
Dublin Road Campus
Galway
Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)91 742456
Tel: +353 (0)91 742149
Email: International Office

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