Du står her: helsenorge.noForeigners in NorwayStudents from the EU/EEA or Switzerland Students from the EU/EEA or Switzerland studying in Norway If you are from Switzerland or from a non-Nordic EU/EEA country and are coming to Norway to study, you will not, in principle, be considered to be resident in Norway. Sidebilde HELFO / Morten Rakke Before you travel If you are from Switzerland or from a non-Nordic EU/EEA country and are coming to Norway to study, you will not, in principle, be considered to be resident in Norway. Steg 1 innholdYou should check with the national insurance authorities in your country of residence whether your entitlement to subsidised health care applies abroad. Vil du lese om studenter fra EU/EØS-land eller Sveits som studerer i Norge på norsk?If you are entitled to a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from your country of residence, you should make sure you bring it with you. This card documents your entitlement to necessary health care at treatment centres that are part of the public health care service. You should also consider taking out private health insurance. This might be used, for example, to meet the costs of medical transport back to your home country if you fall ill. If you are not entitled to a European Health Insurance Card and are staying in Norway for up to one year, you should take out private health insurance.Students from the Nordic countries are covered by the laws of their country of residence, and not the country they are studying in. If you are studying in Norway for more than twelve months, you should contact NAV (the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration) to find out how this affects you. Eksempel Sofia from Spain is going to study in Norway for one term, before returning to Spain to complete her master's degree. She takes her European Health Insurance Card with her. If you fall ill If you fall ill, you will use your European Health Insurance Card. Steg 2 innholdIf you do not have a European Health Insurance Card, you should check with the national insurance authorities in your country of residence to see if you are entitled to one. If you are considered to be resident in Norway, you are entitled to health care in Norway. In that case, you can contact Helfo.Find out more about your health care entitlements in Norway if you have a European Health Insurance Card, and what to do if you fall ill.If you take a job while you are studying in Norway, you must check with NAV (in Norwegian) about how this affects your rights. Eksempel Sofia is in Hemsedal and is knocked over on the ski slope. She falls badly and is sent to hospital. She shows her European Health Insurance Card and receives treatment at the hospital free of charge. It turns out that Sofia has broken her leg, so she wants to return to Spain as quickly as possible. Medical transport back to Spain will be very expensive since she needs special transport arrangements. Fortunately, she has taken out private health insurance which will cover the cost.