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Medical Insurance


Medicover is a medical expenses insurance policy available exclusively to students travelling to Ireland from overseas. This can be purchased online before travelling to Ireland.

The policy provides cover for medical expenses incurred whilst in Ireland arising from any accident or any illness requiring hospitalisation to a limit of €2,500,000 during the period of insurance. 

Medicover does not provide cover for any pre-existing illness known to the insured person at the time of purchase, nor does it cover pregnancy costs while in Ireland. 

Non-EU students are required to show proof of comprehensive medical insurance when registering with the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Proof of medical insurance is also required when applying for a student visa.

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European Health Insurance Card

EU and EEA Students who have a European Health Insurance Card can benefit from free medical care. Students must keep receipts from visits to the doctor. Students will be reimbursed when they return to their home country. Please be advised to have your European Health Insurance Card issued before you travel to Ireland.