International students

Health and Travel Insurance

All students are responsible for having valid insurance covering the duration of their stay - including travel to and from Norway.

Staying in Norway for less than twelve months

You must obtain health and travel insurance from your home country for the total duration of your stay. 

Staying in Norway for more than twelve moths

When you have registered your move to Norway and received a Norwegian identity number, you will automatically become a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. Until you receive your Norwegian identity number, please be sure that you have valid health insurance issued from abroad. 

After you become a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, please note that you are only covered in Norway, not while travelling to and from Norway, or on travels abroad. The membership entitles you to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare under the same conditions and at the same cost as Norwegian citizens. Dental care and medicine or treatment of illnesses contracted before arrival in Norway are not covered.

European Health Insurance Card

Most EU/EEA nationals can apply for a European Health insurance card.

The European Health Insurance Card entitles you to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare under the same conditions and at the same cost as Norwegian citizens. You are not entitled to reimbursement of medical fees. Please note that you are only covered in Norway, not while travelling to or from Norway, or on travels abroad. Dental care and medicine or treatment of illnesses contracted before arrival in Norway are not covered.

Tuberculosis test

Norwegian law requires some foreign nationals who will be residing in Norway more than three months to take a tuberculosis test and chest x-ray within two weeks of arrival.