If you're going to another European Economic Area (EEA) country to study as part of a UK-recognised course, you will need a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). You will also need one for any dependants you may have. Your cover will last the duration of your course.
You cannot apply online or via phone for an EHIC to study in another European Economic Area (EEA) country. You should download the EHIC application form (PDF, 122kb) instead and return it to the NHS Business Services Authority, which processes all applications.
NHS Business Services Authority
European Health Insurance Card
Newcastle upon Tyne
Make sure that when you submit your EHIC application, you include copies of the documentation listed below.
- Name and address of the UK educational institution.
- Address where you are studying overseas.
- Period of study.
- Details of the qualification you are studying for