UCL Students Abroad
- Insurance Details
- Travel Insurance for Study Abroad Students - Frequently Asked Questions
- Insurance - Frequently Asked Questions
- Work Placements
- European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
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.
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