Prevent unpleasant surprises and make sure you have insurance that cover yourself, your property and your accommodation.
In Sweden, medical treatment is very expensive, especially without insurance. During your study period at Mid Sweden University you are covered by an insurance plan that includes emergency medical and dental care. Since only emergency visits are covered we recommend you have a medical and dental check-up before leaving for Sweden. If you need to see a doctor, go to the nearest Public Health Centre, Vårdcentral. If you need to consult a dentist in Sweden, go to your nearest public dental clinic, Folktandvården.
During leisure time
EU citizens should bring the European Health Insurance card. The card entitles you to health care at the same conditions and prices as Swedish citizens and must be brought at all visits to a medical facility. EU citizens studying for more than one calender year or longer are advised to apply for Swedish Personal number (personnummer) at the Swedish National Tax Board (Skatteverket).
Non EU/EEA Citizens
Staying one calender year or longer
If you belong to this category and have a residence permit valid for more than 12 months, you are advised to apply for a Swedish Personal Number issued by the Swedish National Tax Board. This entitles you to medical care at a standard patient fee (same as for Swedish citizens). Before receiving your Swedish Personal Number, you are insured by the Swedish State Insurance Agency (Kammerkollegiet) through FAS plus. This insurance covers emergency medical and dental care 14 days before the semester starts until you get your Swedish Personal Number. More information on insurance terms and conditions
Staying less than a year
If you have a residence permit valid for less than one year you are not entitled to a Swedish Personal Number and the civic benefits that such a number provides. Instead you are covered by the Swedish State Insurance Agency (Kammerkollegiet) through FAS plus during the programme and 14 days before and after the programme start and end dates. This insurance covers emergency medical and dental care. More information on insurance terms and conditions
All tuition fee-paying students at Mid Sweden University are covered by comprehensive insurance called FAS Plus issued by Kammarkollegiet. The insurance pays for necessary and reasonable costs for emergency medical care or dental care when the insured, during the policy term, suffers illness or has an accident.The insurance applies during the education period as well as two weeks prior to the start of studies and two weeks after the end of studies. After tuition fee payment is made an insurance certificate will be sent to the student. This certificate should be sent to the Swedish Migration Board with your application for a residence permit. The insurance also applies for fee paying students who have been awarded the Mid Sweden University Tuition fee Scholarhips. The insurance does not cover students who are SI-scholarship holders.
All European programme students that do not pay tuition are insured in their first academic year at Mid Sweden University through Kammarkollegiet's Student IN insurance (which is the same as exchange students have). We do, however, strongly recommend that you bring your EU health card.