During your stay in Denmark it is important that you are properly insured. You must therefore check that you have the correct kind of coverage. You will need the following:
International students in Denmark are covered by the Danish Public Health Insurance. This allows for you to see a General Practitioner for health issues and general check-ups. You will also be able to see specialists the General Practitioner refers you to. As an international student you are also covered if you need to go to the hospital – both in case of an emergency or in case of non-emergency. Dental work is not covered and you will therefore need a special coverage for dental work. Prescription drugs are subsidized, but prescription drugs are not free.
In order to be legible for this coverage you will need a legal residence permit and you must hereafter apply for a Health Insurance Card (generally referred to as the ‘Yellow Card’ or ‘CPR Card’). This process can take up to 8 weeks.
In order to have full health insurance coverage you must bring this from home to cover you until you have your legal residence permit and your Danish Insurance Card.
As a supplement to your health insurance, you need a liability insurance to cover personal injury, legal aid and damage to property. During any international visit, the risk of damage or loss of personal property or effects is real. It is highly likely that you are travelling with a number of items that have considerable value. We therefore ask that you make sure that your insurance covers luggage, liability and accidents during your stay in Denmark and perhaps expenses related to home transport in case of severe illness or death in the family.
Please be aware that this remains your personal responsibility.