Insurance Insurance University of Leeds

Business Travel insurance

A Worldwide Business Travel insurance policy has been purchased by the University to provide automatic cover for any member of staff, postgraduate, undergraduate student or any person under a contract to the University, travelling outside the UK on behalf of the University and representing the University in the course of their business. Please note the policy does not provide cover for a spouse or children accompanying the insured person.

Key Points

  • Cover is automatic, ie you do not have to provide details of individual journeys and you do not require a Certificate of Insurance to confirm cover is in place.
  • Insurance for students on work placement, electives, study abroad and field courses is free
  • Trips in the United Kingdom are NOT covered
  • The maximum duration of any single trip must not exceed 12 months without prior notification to the Insurance Office
  • Incidental holidays are included provided the main purpose of the journey is for business and the holiday is in the same region as the business element of the trip. The personal holiday must not be longer than the business part
  • Pre-existing medical conditions are covered provided travel is not contrary to medical advice. NOTE: foreseeable expenses eg repeat prescriptions and routine check-ups are not covered
  • Please notify the Insurance Office if you plan to travel to Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Niger, Delta Region and North of Abjua, Nigeria and Libya

Summary of Cover Document

The Summary of Cover document should be printed and taken with you on your journey. Please note this is a summary of the key facts and exclusions. The full policy wording is available here.

Confirmation of Cover

If you require a letter to confirm you have University of Leeds travel insurance for a visa application, please email,, or phone 36029, providing details of your full name, department, destination and dates of trip. You will receive the necessary document by return.


Please go to the Claims Section of the web site to download the appropriate claim form. All completed claim forms should be returned to the Insurance Office, Secretariat, 11.75 E C Stoner or email











Insurance, Room 11.75, EC Stoner Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT