In order to travel as a research candidate you must seek approval to do so. Refer to the following table and procedures to find out the correct process to follow.
This table provides you with a guide to the type of insurance required depending on your travel arrangements.
|Type of Travel||Travel Insurance Required?||Health Insurance Required?|
|Australian Student travelling within Australia||Yes||May not be necessary as student can access Medicare|
|Australian Student travelling overseas||Yes||Yes|
|International student travelling within Australia||Yes||Not necessary as student covered by compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover|
|International student travelling overseas (to a country other than their home country)||Yes|
|International student travelling overseas (to their home country)||Yes||Students may be covered by their home country's health care system|
Travel Insurance may cover you for loss of baggage, accommodation costs in case of delayed flights, alternative transportation in case of cancelled flights. Some travel insurance may contain a level of health cover. For specific benefits refer to your policy documentation.
Health Insurance may cover you for some medical bills, emergency medical airlifts and hospitalisation associated with health problems you incur whilst away in a foreign country. For specific benefits refer to your policy documentation.
If you are receiving a research scholarship you are required to take additional steps to continue your scholarship payments when you travel. You must be able to satisfy the Graduate Research Committee that you will continue to meet the conditions of your scholarship while you are travelling and that you have arranged an appropriate level of insurance.
You must discuss your planned travel with a Student Connect Officer, either through Student Central or your School's Research Support Coordinator prior to making arrangements, as there may be implications for your student visa.
Scholarship holders must apply for the continuation of their scholarship payments during a period of approved travel. The following outlines this procedure:
You should note that approval to continue scholarship payments while travelling only confirms that your scholarship payments can continue during the period interstate/overseas. It doesn’t mean that you have approval to travel. This must be organised through your Research Support Coordinator.
For more information about travel on scholarship contact Research Scholarships. Email email@example.com
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