Health insurance

The national health insurance certificate

Everyone residing in Denmark has the right to public health insurance and hospital assistance. Students from the EU, EEA (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Switzerland, Turkey, Pakistan, Morocco, Quebec, and Macedonia who can document that they are or have been covered by the public health insurance in their home countries, are covered by the Danish health insurance as soon as they arrive in Denmark. 

For your health insurance card, please see the permits section, as your CPR card acts as your health insurance.

You will have to choose a doctor, whose contact information will be inscribed on your card and whom you can visit or call if you experience health problems. 

Your yellow Health Insurance Card will be posted to you, and should always be carried with you. 

For students from other countries, however, there is a waiting period of six weeks after having registered at the National Registration Office. During this period you must pay for any medical treatment you need, so you are advised to take out private health insurance for these six weeks. 

Liability insurance

As a supplement to your health insurance, we strongly recommend you to take out third-party liability insurance to cover personal injury, legal aid and damage to property. Most travel insurance policies include third-party liability.

If you are not covered by third-party liability insurance when you arrive in Denmark, you must take out liability insurance from a Danish insurance company.