Health insurance and home insurance
Although we hope that you will stay healthy during your time in Sweden, you still need to think about what will happen if you have an accident or get sick. Therefore it is of great importance that you have a valid health insurance while you are here.
The emergency telephone number in Sweden is 112.
If you are an exchange student, see the page Group insurance for exchange students.
All people living in Sweden need an insurance that covers third party liability and loss of your belongings in or outside of your room/apartment. Make sure this is covered for your stay.
Your home university or your home insurance company might be able to give you information concerning home insurance abroad. If you cannot find any information regarding this at your home university - you should purchase insurance with third-party liability of your own choice.
Health insurance - Non-EU/EEA citizens
If you are a non-EU/EEA student who is required to pay tuition fees for your studies at Kristianstad University, you are covered by a special insurance provided by the Swedish government, FAS.
Health insurance - Nordic and EU/EEA citizens
If you are a citizen of any of the Nordic or EU/EEA countries you have access to public medical services if you register beforehand at a social insurance office in your home country and obtain a European Health Insurance card.
You need to bring the card with you when seeking medical attention in Sweden. If you do not have the card with you, you may have to pay the whole treatment by yourself. In order to be able to claim back the money you have paid, you should always ask for a written diagnosis including a stamp, of the physician or hospital.
Kristianstad University Student Health Service
All students at Kristianstad University have access to the student health professionals. The staff at the student health service work primarily with problems that are related with your studies - when you need to consult a doctor please turn to a public hospital or clinic.