Non-EU Students - Healthcare and Insurance
- At present, any student on a course which lasts over 6 months is entitled to free National Health Service (NHS) treatment. However since the NHS is a very overstretched resource, you are also advised to take out private health insurance to ensure quick treatment in the event of a serious illness as waiting lists for many NHS operations are extremely long. Contact your healthcare insurance brokers/agents in your own country as policies and prices for cover vary widely.
- You should register with a doctor near your home in London on arrival - do not wait until you feel unwell. You can get a list of doctors in your area from: National Health Service Information Line - 0800 66 55 44 - or www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk*
- Once you have organised your housing, you should take out home insurance for your possessions. www.endsleigh.co.uk*