Students from the European Economic Area (EEA)
Students from EU/EEA countries must have health insurance coverage from their home country.
- The European Health Insurance Card documents that you are entitled to necessary medical treatment during temporary stays in other EEA countries or in Switzerland.
- You are entitled to treatment on a par with the citizens of the country where you are staying.
- If you decide to use private health insurance you have to check with your insurance office as to whether your coverage applies to Norway.
- You must bring the European Health Insurance Card or documentation of private health insurance when you enter Norway.
For further information about the correct card/form please check with the nearest health authority office in your home country.
Read more about the European Health Insurance Card on the European Commission's website.
Students from countries outside the European Economic Area
Students from non-EU/EEA countries can become members of the National Insurance Scheme.
Staying in Norway for more than 1 year
- If the duration of your stay in Norway is more than one year you automatically become insured under the National Insurance Scheme (nav.no) when you register as a resident in Norway with the National Registry (Skatt Øst).
Staying in Norway between 3 and 12 months
- If the duration of your stay in Norway is between 3 and 12 months you can apply for voluntary membership in the National Insurance Scheme.
- You should fill in a special form entitling you to social security coverage (pdf) with regard to health services in accordance with the National Insurance Scheme.
- The form must be sent to the insurance office in the municipality in which you are staying.
- Students living at Sogn or Kringsjå student village can send the application to NAV Nordre Aker:
Address: Postboks 320, Alnabru, 0614 Oslo
Telephone: 55 55 33 33
Please note that students who do not fill in this form or students who are staying in Norway for less than 3 months should have a social security coverage from their home country.
Norwegian law requires all foreign nationals who will be residing in Norway more than 3 months to book an appointment to take the tuberculosis test and chest x-ray within two weeks after arrival.
- Exceptions: Students from Western Europe, Poland, Hungary, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
The examination is done at Ullevål Hospital, Division of Lung diseases and is free of charge. Please make an appointment by calling the hospital.
Ullevål hospital (Division of Lung diseases)
- Telephone: 22 11 99 30 (open 8-15 daily)
- Address: Kirkeveien 166, 0407 Oslo (building 19 b)
Important notice: If you cannot meet at your appointed time then you MUST cancel and a 24-hour notice is required. If you do not meet at your appointed time, you will receive a bill of NOK 307 in the mail.
Health services for international students at UiO
Your semester card (which you receive by semester registration) basically allows you free medical treatment at the Student Health Services.
This does not apply to medicines or to medical tests taken off Blindern campus. The cost of medicines is only covered if you are hospitalised or suffer from a serious disease and are member of the National Insurance Scheme or have the European health insurance card or other form of social security which covers these costs.
For further information please contact Student Counselling.