Students can enjoy comprehensive cover on a friend or family member’s car for one to six weeks at a time.

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This cover is suitable for:

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Drivers aged 18-27
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Students at boarding school
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Students in higher education
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Temporary cover for full licence holders
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This cover is not suitable for:

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Insuring a learner driver
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Students wanting to insure their own car

Weekly car insurance for students

If you’re home from university or boarding school, getting about without a car can sometimes be tricky. Borrowing a friend or family member’s car is a no-brainer but it’s important that you arrange insurance before jumping into the driver’s seat. You could get added as a named driver to the car owner’s main policy but if it’s just for a short period of time, this isn’t always the easiest option. Marmalade’s Weekly Car Insurance for Students is a hassle-free option for short-term cover.

Exclusively for university and boarding school students aged 18-27, this policy covers you for driving a friend or family member’s car for 7, 14, 21, 28, 35 or 42 days, with no risk to the car owner’s No Claims Discount – even if the student driver was to make a claim.

Discover Pay as You Go Insurance

Need cover on a friend or family member’s car for longer than six weeks? Check out our Pay As You Go policy

What are the benefits of weekly car insurance for students?

At Marmalade, we’re specialists in insurance for young drivers with over 15 years of experience in providing simple and straightforward policies for drivers at all stages of their driving journey. We know that traditional policies don’t always work for students, especially those living away from home, which is why we offer our flexible weekly option instead. Benefits of this policy include:

  • Fully comprehensive cover with no risk to the car owner’s No Claims Discount
  • Get on the road sooner with instant cover that’s quick and easy to arrange
  • Choose the policy length that works for you – from one to six weeks

Good news – if you previously held Learner Driver Insurance with Marmalade, by using the same details, you’re eligible for 10% off your Weekly Student Insurance policy.

Weekly short term student car insurance FAQs

Can I get weekly insurance on my own car?arrow
This short term policy is designed to help students get on the road in a friend or family member’s car. If you’re a student with your own set of wheels, check out our Black Box Insurance!
Why would students need weekly car insurance?arrow
This policy is to help students who have a full driving licence keep their independence when they’re back home from university or boarding school (so parents don’t have to be their personal taxi service).
Is this weekly car insurance policy valid on all cars?arrow
We'll cover most cars as long as they're under 20 years old, up to insurance group 32 and no more than £30,000 in value.
I haven’t started university yet, can I still arrange cover?arrow
Don’t worry if you’ve not started university just yet, we can still help! We’ll just need to see a copy of your offer letter and we'll get you on the road.
Will this weekly car insurance for students allow me to drive any car?arrow
This policy is short term insurance on one car only, usually that of a parent or friend. The car needs to have a main insurance policy in place - as this policy will only provide cover when the student driver is behind the wheel.

Should I use my home address or university address for my student car insurance?

Good question – we’ll need to know your home address and the address of where the car is kept overnight. For your home address, enter what you consider your home (for most students this is likely to still be the family home). The address of where the car is kept overnight might be the same address or if it’s a friend’s car, or is a kept somewhere else, it may be different.
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What’s covered by our weekly car insurance for students?

Legal liability


Damage to the car owner’s vehicle


Personal accident up to £2,500


Medical expenses up to £250


Personal belongings up to £100


Why choose Marmalade’s weekly car insurance?

Student drivers (and their parents) can be assured they're in good hands with Marmalade!
  • We're rated "Excellent" by our customers on the independent review site, Trustpilot
  • We're proud to be endorsed by the British Insurance Brokers Association as the Official Scheme Provider for Young Drivers
  • We’re the UK’s best-known insurance provider dedicated to young drivers, according to YouGov statistics¹
  • Our student driver insurance is underwritten by one of the UK’s largest insurers, Ageas Insurance
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Want to insure your own car?

Students could save money and develop safe driving skills with our Black Box car insurance – drive day and night with no curfews!

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Learner insurance for students

Get ready to pass by practising your driving skills in a friend’s or family member’s car – with no risk to their No Claims Discount.

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Save money & Pay as You Go

Enjoy greater flexibility with a policy that lets you just pay for the miles you drive – and you can start earning your No Claims Discount!

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