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Private Insurance and Health Insurance

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Non-EU/EEA citizen 
EU/EEA citizen
Exchange student
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Non-EU/EEA citizens

If you are a non-EU/EEA student with a residence permit valid for at least 12 months:

If you are a fee-paying bachelor’s student or a two-year master’s student, you are entitled to the same health benefits as Swedish citizens. However, you must register at your local tax office as soon as you arrive in Malmö. Medical insurance does not cover your journey to Sweden or the time you spend in the country prior to applying for civil registration. Thus, to be fully covered, you will need some form of travel insurance. Make sure you have a valid health and travel insurance from your home country prior to your civil registration in Malmö.

Find your local tax office on the Swedish Tax Agency's website.
Information about healthcare on the Swedish Social Insurance Agency's website.

If you have a residence permit valid for a period of less than a year:

For fee-paying students on one-year master’s programmes or courses who hold residence permits for less than 12 months, insurance through the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (FAS) is included in the tuition fee.

Information about the FAS insurance on Kammarkollegiet's website.

EU/EEA citizens

Contact your health insurance company for a European Health Insurance Card (formerly called E111). The European Health Insurance Card gives you the right to immediate medical treatment on the same conditions as Swedish citizens. If you don’t bring this card you risk having to cover all eventual costs! Check with your health insurance company if there is an agreement between your country and Sweden regarding health insurance coverage. If there is, you should check the conditions that apply and bring your insurance card with you to Sweden.

Information about the European Health Insurance Card on the European Commission's website.

Exchange students

All incoming exchange students have coverage for accident, liability and legal expenses through the Swedish State’s Insurance for Foreign Students in Sweden (the Student IN Insurance).

Information about the Student IN on Kammarkollegiet's website.

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Non-EU/EEA citizens are also covered for emergency medical and dental expenses through the Swedish State’s Insurance for Foreign Students in Sweden (the Student IN Insurance).

EU/EEA citizens

EU/EEA citizens are covered for emergency medical and dental care through their European Health Insurance Card provided by their national health agency. Make sure you bring the European Health Insurance Card with you from your home country.

Information about the European Health Insurance Card on the European Commission's website.

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Vaccinations

There are generally no vaccination requirements when entering Sweden. Temporary regulations may sometimes apply to travellers from specific countries.

Swedish Health Care hotline

There is a telephone service where you can receive health care advice quickly and easily. We generally advise students who are unwell to call this service on 1177. You can also visit their website with information in several languages.

Emergency assistance

In case of emergency dial 112 for assistance. The people who answer will be able to understand English. This is the national emergency hotline for medical care, ambulance, police and fire department. 

Last updated by Amanda Malmquist