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Insurance UiT


It is your responsibility to have adequate insurance coverage against theft, loss, illness and liability before you leave home.

Travel and Life insurance

We strongly advise you to buy travel insurance and to insure coverage of emergency travel home in the event of serious illness or death in your family during your period of study.


UiT The Arctic University of Norway does not issue any insurance to cover expenses related to theft, loss, illness, etc.

  • Non EU/EEA Citizens

    • Studying in Norway for three months or less? You must have health insurance from your home country.
    • Studying in Norway for more than three months? You can be covered by the Norwegian National Health Scheme (NNHS) once you register with the local office of the Norwegian Population Registry (NB: Applications can take 4-6 weeks to process).
  • EU/EEA Citizens

    • Bring an E-111 or E-128 form or European Health Insurance Card from your home country. The card entitles you to medical treatment in Norway.
    • If you have private insurance, ensure that you are covered during your period of study in Tromsø.
  • EU/EEA Citizens

    You are a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme if you are registered in the National Population Register in Norway. If you are not a member, you are nevertheless entitled to health services under the National Insurance Act and you do not have to verify it with a European Health Insurance Card.

Citizens from countries other than the EU/EEA, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan must undergo a TB test and chest X-ray upon arrival in Norway. A letter with more information will be sent to your address in Norway. The health check is free of charge.

All exchange students participating in clinical practice at the University Hospital of Northern Norway or other health care institutions must take an MRSA test. We recommend that you take this test prior to leaving your home country. However, the test must not be more than two weeks old and you may not enter a hospital again after having been tested.

You may also take the test immediately upon arrival in Norway, but it may take up to two weeks to receive the results and you will not be able to begin your clinical practice before receiving a negative result.

If you have any questions concerning the MRSA test, please contact Elin Holm, International Advisor at the Faculty of Health Sciences:

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