Current Undergraduates

Travel Insurance for Exchange-in/ Visiting/ Short Program Students

The University policy stipulates that all non-local students must have insurance coverage during their study at HKUST. Students in Exchange/ Visiting Studies, Visiting Internships or other Short Term Programs are required to subscribe to the HKUST Compulsory Travel Insurance Plan of which the age limit is 12-70.

 

According to the insurance plan, planned trips to other places when a student makes his/her first journey to Hong Kong from the place of departure will not be covered.  Students should buy travel insurance to cover these trips before leaving their home country. But after a student has arrived in Hong Kong and makes further multiple leisure trips outside Hong Kong or trips to the Country of Departure will be covered during the insured period. 

 

The insurance plan will terminate once a student terminates his/her study in HKUST and returns to the home country during the insured period.    

There are different insurance arrangements for Exchange-in, Visiting Students/Interns and Short Program Students. Please check the appropriate section below for the relevant details.

Undergraduate Exchange-in Students

The Global Student Programs Office will provide you with further information. For enquiries, please contact the Global Student Programs Office (gspo@ust.hk).

Undergraduate Visiting / Visiting Internship Students

For undergraduate studies, visiting / visiting internship students are required, on compulsory basis, to subscribe directly to Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, the HKUST Compulsory Travel Insurance Plan (click here for application form) at least one month before the commencement date of the exchange / visiting period. A copy of the admission offer letter should be attached with the insurance application form. For enquiries on the insurance plan, please contact Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (claims@hk.zurich.com).

Postgraduate Exchange-in / Visiting / Visiting Internship Students

For postgraduate studies, exchange-in / visiting / visiting internship students are required, on compulsory basis, to subscribe directly to Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, the HKUST Compulsory Travel Insurance Plan (click here for application form) at least one month before the commencement date of the exchange / visiting period. A copy of the admission offer letter should be attached with the insurance application form. For enquiries on the insurance plan, please contact Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (claims@hk.zurich.com).

Coverage

Coverage of the HKUST Compulsory Travel Insurance Plan is available here.

 

 

Claim Procedure

Please click here to download the claim form. Insurance claim must be submitted with supporting documents by email to claims@hk.zurich.com or by post to the following address within 30 days:

 

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Claims Department

25-26/F, One Island East

18 Westlands Road 

Island East, Hong Kong

 

For general enquiries or in the event of a claim, please contact Zurich Insurance Company Ltd at:

Office Tel.: (852) 2903 9388

E-mail: claims@hk.zurich.com

Fax: 2968 1660

 

 

Note:

As the insurance company providing service for this travel insurance plan has been changed from 1 July 2017, students who purchased the travel insurance plan on or before 30 June 2017 should note that the insurance plan would still be honoured and that they should approach SFAO (Tel: 2358 6697 or Email: sfao.ins@ust.hk) for coverage and details of claim.