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Health and insurance

All incoming students at Lund University Sweden are covered by either Student IN or FAS+, which you can read more about below.

Health care

Sweden has an excellent healthcare system which you are entitled to use when you are studying here.  There are no vaccination requirements for coming to Sweden, or for travel within the EU. Doctors, nurses and dentists invariably speak English and, in many cases, other languages besides Swedish.

The emergency telephone number in Sweden is 112.

The University has a student health counselling service and also cooperates with a local medical centre, which provides international students with a general health service for medical issues.

The University's Student Health Counselling Service

Health care for Lund University students

Insurance for EU/EEA citizens

You are entitled to access public medical services if you first register with the social insurance office in your home country. You will be issued with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). You need to have the card with you when you seek medical attention in Sweden.

As a degree student (or freemover course student) at Lund University you are also covered by a special insurance provided by the Swedish government called Student IN. This insurance includes accident coverage, costs for home transport in case of illness or accident, liability coverage, legal expenses and property coverage. It is however very important that you read the terms and conditions carefully so that you know exactly for what you are insured. Student IN covers you in the whole Schengen area if you have a Schengen visa (property cover only in Sweden). If you don't have a Schengen visa it only covers you in Sweden. For travel outside the Schengen area you will need additional insurance coverage which you should get in your home country. 

Student IN, terms and conditions

Student IN, claim form

Insurance for non-EU/EEA citizens

If you are staying in Sweden for more than one year, and have a valid residence permit to prove this, you are entitled to access public medical services in Sweden for Swedish patient fees. You need to apply for a personal identity number at the Swedish Tax Office (Skatteverket), as soon as you arrive, to be eligible for this. This is only valid for students who are here for 12 months or longer. Students who are staying in Sweden for less than one year are usually covered by reciprocal agreements that Sweden has with some, but not all, countries.

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen who is required to pay tuition fees for your studies at Lund University, you are also covered by a special insurance provided by the Swedish government called FAS+. You are covered by this insurance regardless of how long your study period is (if it is less or more than 12 months). This insurance includes accident cover, costs for home transport in case of illness or accident, liability cover, legal expenses and property cover. The insurance is valid covers you in the whole Schengen area if you have a Schengen visa (property cover only in Sweden). If you don't have a Schengen visa it only covers you in Sweden. For travel outside the Schengen area you will need additional insurance coverage which you should get in your home country. 

When applying for your residence permit to come to Sweden, you will be asked in the Swedish Migration Agency online application form to provide proof of insurance. In this application form it is usually enough for you to refer to this webpage about the FAS + insurance and attach the terms and conditions below. Lund University will not send you a separate insurance certificate. 

FAS+ terms and conditions

FAS+ claim form

Insurance for exchange students

The Swedish government provides a special insurance for exchange students called Student IN to provide, for example, accident coverage, costs for home transport in case of illness or accident, liability coverage, legal expenses and property coverage. It is however very important that you read the terms and conditions carefully so that you know exactly for what you are insured. Student IN covers you in the whole Schengen area if you have a Schengen visa (property cover only in Sweden). If you don't have a Schengen visa it only covers you in Sweden. For travel outside the Schengen area you will need additional insurance coverage which you should get in your home country. 

Student IN, terms and conditions

Student IN, claim form

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Health services

Information on Lund University's student health centre and general medical services

Insurance cover

Specific questions regarding international student insurance cover should be directed to your programme or exchange studies coordinator.