Current Students

International student health

As an international student studying at UWA, you may experience extra challenges as you move to a new country with different cultural, social and educational customs that may impact your health and wellbeing. 


International Student Health and Wellbeing Fact Sheets

This series of 6 fact sheets give you information on staying healthy while studying and where to find help and support. There are many services at UWA to support you.

Find out more about:

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) 
  • Doctors and Hospitals
  • The Dentist, Medications and Allied Health Services
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • General Health and Wellbeing
  • Sexual Health
Allianz Global Assistance offers additional tips and advice for keeping healthy in Australia including road safety, beach safety, climate and weather, nutrition and more.

FULL SERIES OF FACT SHEETS

Download the full series of fact sheets for information on health and wellbeing and support services.  

Fact Sheet 1: Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

For information on health insurance and coverage while you are studying in Western Australia.  

OSHC Fact Sheet [RTF, 869.8 KB]
Updated 21 Dec 2016


Fact Sheet 2: Doctors and Hospitals

Find out more about accessing medical help in Perth and UWA-specific services there for you.  

Fact Sheet 3: The Dentist, Medications and Allied Health Services

For more information on dental care, where to get your medication and other health services like physiotherapy and podiatry. 

Fact Sheet 4: Emotional Wellbeing

Find out what to do to maintain your mental health and where to go when you are having a difficult or stressful time. 

Fact Sheet 5: General Health and Wellbeing

Wellbeing is affected by your lifestyle: what you eat and drink as well as how much you study, work, sleep, exercise and socialise with others. Find out how you can maintain your overall health and get connected on campus. 

Fact Sheet 6: Sexual Health

In Australia, it is common for students to start having their first sexual relationships while studying at university. Find out more information on safe and healthy relationships, prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and contraception as well as where to go for help or advice if you need it. 

Find out more about sexual health in Australia through the 'Be Safe. Stay Well' videos from the Western Australian Department of Health.