Du står her: helsenorge.noHealth rights abroadStudents outside the EU/EEA Students outside the EU/EEA Norsk bokmål When you are a full-time student outside of the EU/EEA, you might be entitled to reimbursement for expenses for health care services. Sidebilde MORTEN RAKKE / HELFO Who is entitled to reimbursement for health care services? When you are a full-time student at a college or university outside of the EU/EEA and are a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, you are entitled to reimbursement for expenses for health care services. Steg 1 innholdTo ensure you are a member, read more about this at NAV's website (in Norwegian).You are not considered a full-time student if you intend to study for the examen philosophicum or examen facultatum overseas and take the exam in Norway, or if you intend to study at a Norwegian educational institution via the Internet. Therefore, the same rules that apply for tourists also apply for you. Confirmation of health care entitlementsIf you are a Norwegian citizen and receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen) to study abroad, you will automatically receive a document/letter from Helfo confirming your health care entitlements outside of Norway. The document will be sent to your address that is registered in the Norwegian National Registry. It takes approximately 15 working days from when the support is approved until you receive confirmation. During certain periods it may take somewhat longer before you receive confirmation.If you are not a Norwegian citizen or do not receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund and intend to study abroad for more than one year, you have to apply for voluntary membership in the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme to be entitled to coverage of expenses for health care services. Read more about this at NAV's website. If you do not receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund and intend to study abroad for less than one year, and if you receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund without having a Norwegian citizenship, you have to send the following information to Helfo:Name and date of birthNationalityStudy documentation issued by the educational institution. The documentation must clearly state that you are undertaking organised studies abroad, the period of time in which you study/will study at the educational institution and the scope of the studies (full-time/number of hours per week). If you are an exchange student: written confirmation from the university/school in Norway that the planned period of study abroad will be undertaken in connection with studies in Norway.Do this by sending the form«Bekreftelse på helserettigheter under studie- eller arbeidsopphold utenfor EØS (05-24.13)» Bokmål to Helfo, Postboks 2415, 3104 Tønsberg.Do you have dependent family members?Spouses and cohabitants with joint children may be entitled to voluntary membership in the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. It is NAV Social Insurance and Contributions that decides this. With voluntary membership in the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, family members also receive the right to coverage of expenses for health care services abroad. If you have one or more dependent children, the children will have the same rights as yourself in the country in which you are studying.Read more about being a student outside the EU/EEA and having your family with you under «Frequently asked questions for students outside the EU/EEA».If you workIf you do any form of work while studying abroad, it might affect your membership in the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, and thereby in your right to subsidisation for healthcare expenses from Helfo. You should contact NAV Social Insurance and Contributions to find out if you keep your membership in the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme.Student in the USA and Quebec If you intend to study in the USA or Quebec in Canada, there are a few things you should be aware of. Read more about this under «Frequently asked questions for students outside the EU/EEA». Eksempel The cohabiting couple, Anders and Annette, are each studying for their bachelor degrees in Australia. Both are full-time students and members of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. They have their nine year old daughter Sara with them who has the same rights as her parents. Neither Anders nor Annette work while they are studying. They therefore retain their membership in the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. You have to pay for the treatment yourself If you require health care services during your period of study, you have to pay for the treatment yourself and then afterwards apply to Helfo for reimbursement. Steg 2 innholdYour rights apply regardless of whether you choose to use the public or private health care system. Eksempel Anders and Annette's daughter develops appendicitis while they are staying in Australia. They see a doctor and Sara is sent to a hospital. Anders and Annette pay for all consultations and treatments. What can you be covered for? The majority of people who study outside of the EEA are entitled to extended benefits. Steg 3 innholdThis entails that health care expenses are covered according to the same rates as in Norway. Expenses for necessary hospital stays and hospital treatment are fully covered. Coverage is provided for 75% of necessary expenses for:medical assistanceradiological examination and treatmenttests and examinations by medical laboratoriespsychological assistancephysical therapydental assistance for illness, except for orthodontic treatment Eksempel In connection with their daughter's hospital stay, Anders and Annette have incurred expenses for medical assistance and the hospital treatment. Coverage is provided for 75 percent of the expenses for medical assistance and the hospital expenses are covered in full. Remember documentation! When the treatment is completed, you have to take home with you: Steg 4 innholdthe necessary documentation of your state of health, examinations and any treatmentoriginal receipts for all expensesdocumentation that the expenses have been paid Eksempel Anders and Annette make sure that they look after the documentation of the examinations and treatments carried out, as well as the discharge report, original receipts and documentation that the expenses have been paid. These must be sent to Helfo together with the application for reimbursement. Travel expenses Your travel expenses will only be reimbursed to the same extent as if the treatment was received in Norway. Steg 5 innholdWhen you have received healthcare abroad, your travel expenses are covered according to the same rules as in Norway. This means that when you have received healthcare abroad, your expenses will be covered to the same extent as if your treatment was received in Norway.In Norway, the main rule is that you can be reimbursed with a standard rate per kilometre, regardless of which means of transportation you have used. According to the Norwegian rules, you must travel to the nearest place the healthcare can be given. Your expenses will only be reimbursed if the trip is longer than ten kilometres each way and the cost is higher than the local minimum rate of public transportation. If there are medical or treatment-related reasons for this, your travel companion may also receive coverage for his/her travel expenses to the nearest medical practitioner.Children under the age of 18 have the right to have a travel companion with them when they are to receive treatment. The travel companion receives coverage for his/her travel expenses when travelling to and from the place of treatment. Other travel while the child is in hospital is not covered.If you have a life-threatening illness and are the caregiver of a child under the age of 14, necessary travel expenses for the child are covered. This presupposes that you are not able to travel home, that the treatment will take a minimum of two weeks and that you have a statement from the treating doctor. Eksempel Anders and Annette rent an apartment on the outskirts of Melbourne. They want Sara to receive treatment at a private hospital in the centre of the city. They receive coverage for the travel expenses to the hospital. Submit an application When the examination and/or treatment have/has been concluded, you have to fill out the application form and send it together with documentation to Helfo. Steg 6 innholdUse this form:«Application for extended subsidisation of healthcare abroad 05-24.09» EnglishThis must be done within six months from each treatment date. For details regarding documentation requirements, see under «Remember documentation».Separate rules apply for students and exemption cards. Read more about this here.The application must be sent to: Helfo, Postboks 2415, 3104 Tønsberg Eksempel Anders and Annette fill out the application form and send this together with all relevant documentation to Helfo within six months of the treatment date.