Staying away from hometown and getting acquainted to new lifestyle and food may land international students in health problems during their stay in Sweden. Since expenditure on healthcare may prove expensive it is better for an international students to have an health insurance in order to minimise the financial burden.
Health care in Sweden is mainly government-funded and decentralized. Sweden's health care programme is divided into three levels: national, regional, and community/local. On the national level, the Health and Social Affairs Ministry encourages proper health care.
This particular ministry supervises the system, allocates funds and periodically assesses services to ensure that everything is up to code.
Health and medical Insurance for international students in Sweden
1. Healthcare for Nordic, EU/EEA, Switzerland students
Students belong to Nordic, EU/EEA countries or Switzerland will have access to required medical care if you have a new EU Medical care insurance card.
Besides EU health insurance cards provided by your nation, students are expected to fill out an E128 or E111 form., following the approval student will have to pay the conventional individual charge, like native Swedes do.
Those who have not enrolled using their home country's coverage have to organise their own private insurance when they enter the country. Since the cost of health care in Sweden is quite high it would be difficult for student to afford on it
2. International students residing more than one year in Sweden
Student taken admission in the university and will be studying in Sweden more than a year are entitled to enjoy the privilege as local Swedes only if they are provided with the individual identification number for public health care. Students are expected to enroll to avail the benefit.
The health care insurance would not be covered if you travel to Sweden in between your arrival in the city in which you will be residing .
3. International students residing in Sweden less than a year
Student staying for 12 months or less than a year neither receive an individual identification number and nor an automatic entry to medical care. However, the Swedish university that you taken admission in may provide you with health insurance policy coverage by means of Kammarkollegiet's FAS prepare.
To have information about this programme you have to Consult the university. Along with governmental Kammarkollegiet insurance coverage, Sweden has negotiations with several other countries regarding professional medical care.
If you need more information about the healthcare system in Sweden, you can check out the official site for Sweden healthcare, or the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs website.