Student Travel Insurance Request

The UK has left the EU.  There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.  The current rules on trade, travel and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.  New rules will take effect on 1st January 2021. Check how to get ready for new rules in 2021.

UK and Overseas Travel Guidance for Staff and PGR's

USHP 06a F2 Overseas Travel and Research Risk Assessment

Although cover is provided for most pre-existing conditions, cover is excluded for any expenses incurred when travelling against the advice of a Qualified Medical Practitioner. Therefore cover will be fully operative providing you are not travelling against medical advice. You should also ensure that you take sufficient supplies of all medication for the duration of your trip. You should refer to the insurance office if you are in any doubt to the severity of your condition. Any expenses incurred for over the counter pharmacy treatments are excluded. Treatment which in any way arises from or is attributable to any Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection or related syndrome is excluded (unless contracted as a result of a blood transfusion or other medical treatment).

Please note that the travel insurance is valid for travel in connection with your studies only and must be authorised by your supervisor.

StudyAbroad/Erasmus - On receipt of this application the insurance team will cross reference with StudyAbroad to ensure that all appropriate documentation has been received and approved.

Year in Industry - On receipt of this application the insurance team will cross reference with the placements team to ensure all appropriate documentation has been received and approved.

PGR/All Other travel - A Covid-19 risk assessment must be completed for ALL overseas travel, approved by line manager and college/Head of Division and forwarded to insurance@le.ac.uk and await approval BEFORE travel is booked.

PLEASE NOTE that there is no insurance cover for cancellation, curtailment or rearrangement claims due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

PLEASE NOTE that the medical expenses section of the policy will NOT apply if you are travelling to your country of nationality.

Purpose of Travel   Please select ONE only
Level of Student   Level of degree currently working at



Fee Status  



Data Protection Notice

Please note that all personal information will be held in accordance with the University of Leicester's data protection policy and guidelines.

If you have any queries completing this form, please contact either Carol Maguire on 229 7630 or Sue Banbury on 229 7631

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