Will I have free health insurance in the UK as a student?

If your course lasts more than 6 months and is full time, then as soon as you are registered with a local family doctor (General Practitioner/GP) in Cambridge, you will have as much National Health Service (NHS) cover as any UK citizen (except possibly for the treatment of any pre-existing conditions). Therefore you are strongly advised to choose and register with a GP as soon as possible after your arrival in Cambridge.

If you already have medical insurance in your home country, you may wish to check whether this can be extended to cover your stay in the UK.

The payment office at the local general hospital (Addenbrooke’s) advises that all international students obtain private healthcare insurance to cover the following potential health-related costs:

Further information is available from the University International Student Team.

If your course lasts more than 6 months and is full time, then as soon as you are registered with a local family doctor (General Practitioner/GP) in Cambridge, you will have as much National Health Service (NHS) cover as any UK citizen (except possibly for the treatment of any pre-existing conditions). Therefore you are strongly advised to choose and register with a GP as soon as possible after your arrival in Cambridge.

If you already have medical insurance in your home country, you may wish to check whether this can be extended to cover your stay in the UK.

The payment office at the local general hospital (Addenbrooke’s) advises that all international students obtain private healthcare insurance to cover the following potential health-related costs:

Further information is available from the University International Student Team.