Health insurance

All students in Norway must have a social security coverage during their stay, regardless of the length of their stay. We also recommend a travel insurance in addition to the health insurance.

See below which conditions apply depending on the country you come from.

 

EU/EEA CITIZENS

The European Health Insurance Card is valid also in Norway and provides the same conditions and at the same cost as people insured in Norway. If you have a private health insurance, please clarify with your insurance office whether your coverage applies to Norway.

 

NON EU/EEA CITIZENS

Stay more than 1 year – you are automatically included in the National Insurance Scheme via your registration at the National Registry (see “Why do I need to register at the National Registry?”).

Stay between 3-12 months – If you are staying in Norway for less than a year, you will not, as a general rule, become a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme.

As a student in Norway, you may however apply for a Voluntary Membership in the National Insurance Scheme. To do so you need to

  • fill in an application form
  • enclose a copy of your letter of admission, passport, residence card, P-number (or D-number)
  • submit everything to the NAV office in your municipality.

NAV Hamar

NAV Elverum

NAV Åmot (campus Rena)

NAV Stor-Elvdal (campus Evenstad)

Please note, that this membership is only valid in Norway but in no other EU/EEA countries.

Please note that students who do not apply for voluntary membership should have a social security coverage from their home country.

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