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Students can enjoy comprehensive cover on a parent’s or friend’s car for 1 to 6 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

Exclusively for university and boarding school students aged 18-27, we offer fully comprehensive cover for students on a friend’s or parent’s car for 7, 14, 21, 28, 35 or 42 days. This cover will also have no impact on the car owners No Claims Discount, should the student driver need to make a claim.

If you’re home for the holidays from University, it can be really handy to borrow a car so you can get out and about seeing friends and family, but if you don’t have your own car, this can be tricky. Well, that’s where Marmalade’s weekly car insurance comes in. This hassle-free cover is a great alternative to being added as a named driver on the car owner’s policy for a short period of time.

Discover Pay as You Go Insurance

If you’re looking to borrow a parent’s car for longer than a few weeks, check out our Pay as You Go Insurance policy.

There’s a reason Marmalade are the UK’s best-known insurance provider dedicated to young drivers!¹

Over the last 15 years we have been working hard to offer simple, flexible and cost effective insurance options for young drivers. We know Students need a flexible insurance option, especially those living away from home, which is why with our weekly student car insurance you can enjoy these amazing benefits:

  • Comprehensive cover on a parent’s or friend’s car - with no risk to the car owners No Claims Discount if you need to make a claim
  • Quick & easy-to-arrange cover from 1-6 weeks at a time, with immediate cover if you need it
  • 10% off weekly student car insurance if you’ve held Marmalade’s Learner Driver Insurance before
  • 5% off our Black Box Insurance policy if you’ve held one or more policies with Marmalade

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 parent’s or friend’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 – it also means parents don’t have to be a personal taxi service when their child is home for the holidays!
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 students us their home address for their car insurance or university address?arrow
This is a really good question. Essentially, we will need to know your home address and where the car is kept overnight. For the majority of students at uni, their home address is still likely to be with their parents. So when you’re asked you’re home address enter what you consider your home. We will then ask where the car is kept overnight – it may be the same address, or, if you are borrowing someone else’s car or keeping the car at another address during the policy term, you will need to specify that address for where it is kept overnight.
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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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