Study Abroad - Insurance
UCL Travel Insurance
Having fully comprehensive travel insurance - to cover all eventualities - is a prerequisite for studying abroad. All undergraduate students who undertake a period of study abroad as part of their UCL degree programme will be covered by UCL's own insurers and the cost of the insurance premium will be met by UCL.
During the summer before you begin your year or term abroad, you will receive a personalised copy of your travel insurance policy document. The policy document contains information about what you are covered for and how to access help in case of an emergency.
Frequently Asked Questions
European Health Insurance Card
Health Care For EU Nationals and other UK Residents In EU Countries
If you are studying abroad in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will also need to apply for a European Health Insurance Card.
The European Health Insurance Card is a document which provides the holder - EU Nationals and UK residents either studying or working (unpaid) abroad in another EU country - with an extended range of health care. The card does not, however, offer the same range of cover provided by a fully comprehensive insurance policy.
You may be required to show your European Health Insurance Card to your host institution (or employer if working in an unpaid capacity) on commencing your studies (or work placement).
Please visit http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/ for more information about applying for a European Health Insurance Card (NB. as a student undertaking study abroad you have to provide additional information regarding your placement and therefore online applications are not acceptable).
It is likely that EU nationals undertaking a salaried work placement in an EU country will be expected to apply for health care cover in the country concerned. Any queries on this should be directed to your employer or to the health authority in the relevant country.
If you are undertaking a work placement during your year
abroad, please note that you may be required to purchase additional
insurance to cover you during your time in the workplace. Please check
with your prospective employer for further details.
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