Students from outside the EU/ EEA are required to have private medical health insurance prior to entering Ireland. Students may arrange private health insurance in their own country or through an Irish health insurance company. We would advise all students to review existing schemes offered in their own country for suitability.
DCE has negotiated a cheap insurance policy which satisfies immigration requirements.
The insurance system is operated by an insurance broker called Endeavor Insurance Services limited trading as Academy Plus Insurance in Ireland on behalf of Apsen Insurance UK limited. Academy Plus Medical Expenses Insurance costs €200 for 8 months, which is good value. The policy is underwritten by ACE Europe.
Cover cannot be purchased for more than one year at a time. The excess is €100. This means that whenever you need medical attention, you have to pay the first €100, and then your insurance will pay everything after that.
Academy Plus does not provide cover for any pre-existing illness known to the insured person at the time of purchase.
A copy of the certificate of insurance will be sent to you, outlining the benefits in place.