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Temp Student Car Insurance

1 hour to 4 weeks

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The best short term student car insurance

As temporary car insurance experts, we help drivers across the country get behind the wheel with short term cover. Students are no different and uniquely positioned to need short term car insurance.

Our temporary student car insurance is designed to help students drive their parent’s car when they’re home from uni, so they don’t affect their No Claims Discount. If you’re after insurance for a young driver’s own car, check out our young driver’s temporary insurance.

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  • Fully comprehensive cover
  • 1 hour to 28 days flexible cover
  • Low Excess
  • Drivers aged 19 to 75
  • Maximum car value is £65,000
  • Protect the car owner’s No Claims Discount

What is temporary insurance for students?

A temporary student car insurance policy is specifically designed to help university students get covered when they need it, rather than all year round. As relatively new drivers, students could be shelling out thousands if they opt for an annual policy, but temporary student car insurance lets you choose when to get the cover you need.

Just want to drive when you’re visiting family, or when you’re home over the holidays? That’s where temporary student car insurance comes into play.

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When does short term car insurance come in handy for young drivers?

Not sold yet? Here are just a few things that temporary car insurance for students unlocks.

Visiting Home and Borrowing your family’s Car: Perfect for when you’re home, just get insured on your parent’s car when you need it, whether it’s one day, one week or a month.

Emergencies: You can get temporary insurance in minutes to cover any emergency.

Driving Home from Uni: Get yourself and your things back the easy way and get insured for the trip.

Holidays and Road Trips: Planning a big summer trip with some friends? Get everyone insured and the driving just a lot easier.

Can I get short term student car insurance – am I eligible?

Yes, students can get temporary car insurance with GoShorty.

There are still criteria you’ll need to meet. You’ll need to have a full UK driving license, permission from the owner of the vehicle, proof that you’re a registered student and to have been driving for at least 6 months.

Our criteria for student cover includes:

MID: Please note that all our Short Term Insurance policies are submitted to the Motor Insurance Database (MID) at midnight every day. We recommend always having a copy of your Insurance Certificate with you during the period of cover.


  • Cars and Commercial Vehicles (up to 3.5 tonnes)
  • Minimum value Cars and Vans: £1* subject to age restrictions
  • Maximum value Cars: £65,000
  • Maximum value Vans: £65,000
  • Social, Domestic and Pleasure or Social, Domestic and Pleasure + Commercial use only – usage will be restricted to social domestic and pleasure purposes, which includes commuting and personal business use only
  • Vehicle must be registered in the UK
  • Foreign use is not permitted
  • Not for exporting – journeys must start and end in the UK
  • Is not imported or left-hand drive and not modified (factory fitted extras or modifications for a disabled driver or passenger, or LPG conversions are acceptable).
  • Has no more than 7 seats and is not a rental or hire vehicle (if commercial – no more than 5 seats)
  • Must not be modified. LPG conversions and Disabled Modified are acceptable
  • Have a valid MOT (if required), is NOT declared as SORN (off-road) with DVLA and has NOT been seized by the police.
  • Not to be used for impounded or seized vehicles (unless specified as impounded cover)
  • Not to be used for any form of motor racing, pacemaking, track days, motor trade usage or hire and reward
  • Not for carrying hazardous goods or use at a hazardous location
  • There is no cover under this policy for vehicles which are insured, owned by, operated by, supplied by, hired or rented from any Claims, Credit hire or Accident Management Company.


  • Private Car – driver aged 19 to 75
  • Commercial Vehicle – driver aged 21 to 75
  • Has a current permanent address as stated throughout this application (please note you may be asked to provide proof of residence in the event of a claim)
  • Has not ever been refused insurance, had a policy cancelled or voided
  • No driving ban in the last 60 months
  • No conviction for any criminal offence or any possible prosecution pending

Student temporary car insurance FAQs

Do students get cheaper car insurance?

Students are generally newer drivers and statistically, that means they’re more prone to accidents. This means annual insurance policies can be particularly pricey. Not just that, but many students live in areas that could push your insurance up further.

So, if you’re looking for cheap car insurance, you’re probably best off going for temporary cover, especially if you only drive when you’re visiting home.

Can you get temporary car insurance for 17 year olds?

We don’t offer temporary insurance for students aged 17. We do offer learner driver insurance, however. You need to have been driving for 6 months to qualify for temporary insurance.

How much is short term student car insurance?

The total cost of student car insurance will vary depending on:

  1. Your age
  2. The vehicle you want to cover
  3. The length of the policy

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Can I get one-day car insurance if I’m a student?

Yes you can. We offer insurance cover for as short as 1 hour up to a maximum of 28 days for any student aged 18 and over.

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