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International students: What's the nib difference?

Some of the ways we make getting health cover easy

Three young international university students laughing together while taking a walk
Three young international university students laughing together while taking a walk

At nib, we care about our members. You're more than a member number to us, and we're dedicated to supporting your health and wellbeing as an international student in Australia.

We offer a fantastic rewards program to help you save on everyday essentials, free health advice and guidance via The Check Up.

Here are some ways we make health cover easy.

OSHC confirmation in minutes

If you’re applying for a subclass 500 visa, you can expect to have your Visa Certificate emailed to you in as soon as five minutes. No more waiting around for important documentation to meet your student visa requirements!

The nib app

Designed to take the hassle out of staying on top of health cover, the nib App is intuitive to use and makes it easy to understand your health cover. Leave your wallet at home and use your digital card to claim your benefits, access our services and programs or connect with our customer service team.

Telehealth services

It's not always practical or possible to access a doctor's office, so we offer telehealth appointments with qualified and experienced General Practitioners (GPs) that you can access from the comfort and privacy of your home.

nib Rewards

We know that sticking to a budget is important, so nib Rewards is here to help you access exclusive discounts! You can access great savings on everyday necessities like groceries, but also opportunities to explore Australia and attend amazing events. See how quickly the savings stack up!

Using nib Rewards, you can access great savings on everyday necessities like groceries

Easy transitions

Fallen in love with Australia and want to stay? We get it. With nib, you can transition seamlessly from OSHC to OVHC when you’re applying for your Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa.

In fact, if you're making the switch to nib, we'll recognise any waiting times you've already served with your previous provider, as long as the cover is equivalent.

Your time in Australia should be about learning, making friends, and exploring our beautiful and unique landscapes, not negotiating complicated health cover policies. We've made it quick and easy for you to sign up and get covered. And if you ever do have an issue? Our award-winning customer service team will sort out your troubles in no time.