Health care and insurance

Insurance through Lund University for international master’s students

Fee-paying student

As a fee-paying student staying in Sweden for more than a year you should apply for a Swedish personal identity number at the tax office. This entitles you to pay the same reduced patient fees for all public health care as for Swedish citizens.

On top of that you are covered by an insurance through the university, FAS+. This insurance gives a coverage 24-hours a day within Sweden.

Non-paying student

As a European student you most likely have an EHIC card. This entitles you to pay the same reduced patient fees for all public health care as for Swedish citizens.

On top of that you are covered by an insurance through the university, Student IN. This insurance gives a coverage 24-hours a day within Sweden.

Students of FIPDes (Food Innovation and Product Design)

All international scholarship holders are covered by the Emis2/Marsh insurance.

Information about the Emis2/Marsh insurance

Students of IMFSE (International Master of Fire Safety Engineering)

All students are covered by "De Europese insurance". 
For questions and claims please contact travel@europese.be
More information are available on IMFSE student portal.

Coverage and procedure, FAS+ and Student IN

The extra insurances FAS+ and Student IN cover all your expenses for acute illness and accidents. The insurance also contains a liability coverage, a dental coverage and a property coverage.

Please note that this insurance doesn’t cover planned medical care. You are covered for emergency medical care which is defined in the terms and conditions as "care for symptoms that arise suddenly during the insurance period and for which the insured must seek medical aid within a few days.”

This means that if you visit the health-care clinic or the hospital for acute illness you can get the money back for the doctor’s appointment and for any prescribed medicine. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the doctor
  2. Pay the fee  (if possible, otherwise turn to Cecilia Nilsson at the International Office LTH)
  3. Save the original receipts
  4. Fill in the claim form (preferably digitally but with a signature by hand)
  5. Bring the claim form and the original receipts to Cecilia Nilsson at the International Office LTH who will sign and send it to the insurance company Kammarkollegiet - Due to the corona situation you should now scan the claim form and receipts and submit it by email to cecilia.nilsson@lth.lu.se 

Kammarkollegiet will review and pay back the money within approximately three weeks.

Please note that Lund University cannot determine if you are eligible for reimbursement by the insurance. It is always Kammarkollegiet that determines your eligibility. You should always try to file a claim form if you are unsure. Kammarkollegiet will base their evaluation on the information you state in the claim form about what happened.

Insurance during a degree project or a course abroad

In case you are taking a study-trip abroad within a course or going abroad during your degree project you can be covered by the Student OUT-insurance through Lund University given that you fulfil the following criterias:

  • The study trip is done within a course
  • There is a signed contract between Lund University and the destination organisation

This means that if you go abroad during your degree project you need a signed contract. Fill in the cooperation agreement and ask your supervisor at LTH and at the organisation you are visiting to sign it. Hand it in to the International Office LTH, Cecilia Nilsson. You will receive an insurance certificate. Please note that the Student OUT-insurance is only valid in your country of destination and during your travels to and from the destination. If you want to go on a holiday in a neighbouring country you need to purchase your own insurance.

Cooperation agreement (PDF)

If you are nominated for an exchange period or awarded an Erasmus internship scholarship you are automatically covered by the Student OUT-insurance

Contact information

Emergency
Dial 112

Free medical advice
Dial 1177

Emergency psychiatric care (Lund) 
+46 (0)46 17 41 00

Health centres
Health centres on the Region Skane website

Health Care in Lund

The Student Guide has detailed information regarding local health clinics, pharmacies and other health related information. See chapter 4. 

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