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Japan International Student Insurance

International Student Health Insurance for Students in Japan

Japan is fast becoming one of the hottest destinations for international students to visit, with currently over 140,000 studying there each year. Leading the Asian countries as the top destination, most of the students who come to study in Japan come from China - with over 85,000 coming across each year from there alone. However, it is also a growing destination for students from other countries as students realize how much Japan has to offer as an international study destination.

Studying in Japan is especially appealing to students studying science, technology, finance or industrial design. Japan is one of the most most technologically advanced countries in the world, and is leading the world in scientific and technological research.

Healthcare in Japan

As an international student or traveler coming to live in Japan, you will need to register with the National Healthcare system in Japan - your school or sponsoring organization you are traveling with will be able to give you more information about this and how the healthcare system works in Japan.

On the very basic level, the healthcare system will cover:

  • 70% Coverage

    You will be required to pay 30% of the expense for all injuries and illnesses.

  • Exclusions

    The national healthcare does include exclusions such as private medical treatment

  • Costs

    Fees vary for the healthcare, but typically run at ¥3,325 per month ($40/ month)

Some universities in Japan also have their own health insurance coverage, so you will want to check with your school about those plans. As the national healthcare coverage has exclusions, and only pays 70%, it is recommended that international students purchase private insurance plans to cover private medical care, repatriation, evacuation, trip interruption, etc… these would not be covered by your national healthcare plan.

You can learn more about the health insurance system in Japan, and work out what plan/ plans are best for you - we also highly recommend talking with your school or sponsoring agency as they will also be able to help you with information about the best plans.

We offer the following options for international students studying in Japan:

Europe Travel Atlas Travel Student Secure
Policy MaximumPolicy Max. €40,000 to €6 Million $50,000 to $2 Million $200,000 to $5,000,000 max$200k to $5M max
DeductibleDed. €0 up to €2,000 $0 up to $5,000 $25 up to $100
Currency € Euro priced $ USD priced $ USD priced
Premium Starting at €0.54/ day Starting at $0.85/ day Starting at $0.85/ day

Best Insurance Plans for Japan

We have a range of insurance plans, however for students studying in Japan the best insurance options are: