Students are covered by various University insurance policies while undertaking approved UQ activities. This page explains key information about insurance for students.

Insurance for course placements

For insurance purposes, "placements" is defined as a compulsory requirement of your course or program.

If you're undertaking an authorised UQ placement, you'll be covered by the following types of insurance (as applicable):

  • Public liability.
  • Professional liability.
  • Malpractice.
  • Personal accident.
  • WorkCover work experience.
  • Travel.

In some circumstances, you may be covered while travelling to and from your placement venue.

All coverage is subject to policy terms and conditions.

Please note that your personal belongings and vehicle will not be covered by the University's insurance policies – except in very limited circumstances.

If you are returning to your home country for a placement, the benefits payable for medical care under UQ's travel insurance policy may be reduced if you are covered by your home country’s medical benefits scheme or a local health insurance policy while you are there.

How to qualify

To qualify for University insurance while on a placement you must:

  1. Comply with the Placements in Coursework Programs Policy, Procedures and Guidelines.
  2. Be unpaid.
  3. Have your placement approved by your school, faculty or institute – according to their processes.

Making a claim

Please immediately report any incidents to your School office.

The School will contact the University's Insurance Services division.

Failure to promptly notify your School may affect your insurance coverage.

Insurance for work experience

For insurance purposes, "work experience" is defined as a non-compulsory requirement of your course or program.

If you're undertaking authorised UQ work experience, you'll be covered by the following types of insurance (as applicable):

  • Public liability.
  • Professional liability.
  • Malpractice.
  • Personal accident.
  • WorkCover work experience.

In some circumstances, you may be covered while travelling to and from your work experience venue.

All coverage is subject to policy terms and conditions.

Please note that your personal belongings and vehicle will not be covered by the University's insurance policies – except in very limited circumstances.

Travel insurance isn't available for work experience.

How to qualify

To qualify for University insurance while on work experience you must:

  1. Comply with the Placements in Coursework Programs Policy, Procedures and Guidelines.
  2. Be unpaid.
  3. Have your work experience approved by your school, faculty or institute – according to their processes.

Making a claim

Please immediately report any incidents to your School office.

The School will contact the University's Insurance Services division.

Failure to promptly notify your School may affect your insurance coverage.

Insurance for other UQ activities

If you're a UQ student undertaking authorised UQ activities, you'll be covered by the following types of insurance (as applicable):

  • Public liability.
  • Professional liability.
  • Malpractice.
  • Personal accident.
  • WorkCover work experience.
  • Travel.

Please note that your personal belongings and vehicle will not be covered by the University's insurance policies – except in very limited circumstances.

UQ students are not covered by University insurance when engaged in sporting or other activities that aren't directly related to their programs.

Travel insurance

To be eligible for travel insurance, the University has to know where you are at all times while you are overseas.

Please contact, as relevant, your school, faculty, or UQ Abroad, for information about completing a travel notification form.

This should be undertaken well in advance of your departure.

More information is available about student travel insurance.

Who to contact in an emergency

Campus emergency

Phone UQ Security (available 24 hours, 365 days of the year):

  • Phone: 3365 3333.

Security will contact emergency services.

Travel emergency

Phone Chubb Assistance reverse charges:

  • Phone: +61 2 8907 5995.
  • Quote policy number: 01PP529201.