Insurance for fee-paying students
All fee-paying students studying on-campus at Stockholm University are covered by "FAS - The Swedish State’s Insurance for Fee-Paying Students".
The FAS Insurance is accepted by the Swedish Migration Agency as a comprehensive health insurance. Your Notification of Selection Results (that you can download from Universityadmissions.se) can be used as an insurance certificate when applying for the residence permit at the Migration Agency.
The insurance covers emergency medical and dental care and is valid 24 hours per day:
- during the study period at Stockholm University (according to the registration in LADOK)
- 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the study period
- during direct travel to/from your home country
- in the Schengen area (for Schengen visa holders; for others valid only in Sweden)
Please note that the insurance covers “emergency” medical and dental care. See the terms and conditions for more information and the definition of “emergency” care.
Household insurance not included
Since personal property is not covered by the FAS insurance, students are recommended to sign up for private household insurance. Some Swedish insurance companies:
Only students with a Swedish personal identity number will be able to get household insurance from a Swedish insurance company. Students without a Swedish personal identity number are recommended to sign up for private household insurance in their home country.
How to submit an insurance claim
When visiting a doctor, remember to keep the paid receipts to be able to claim a reimbursement. If you are issued an invoice, the fee can also be paid directly by Kammarkollegiet. Submit the invoice promptly together with the claim form, by following the steps below.
Follow these steps to submit a claim
1. Fill out the claim form provided by Kammarkollegiet (you do not need to print and sign)
2. Take a photo of your receipts (if not electronic receipts)
3. Email the claim form together with receipts to Stockholm University at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stockholm University will then email the documents to Kammarkollegiet directly.
Note: Kammarkollegiet do not need the original receipts at this stage. However, keep the original receipts for at least six months as follow ups by Kammarkollegiet can occur at a later date.
The claim form must be submitted within three years from the date of the incident.
Apply for a Swedish personal identity number
If you have a residence permit valid for more than one year, you can register with the Swedish Tax Agency for a personal identity number. Once you have received your number, you will be entitled to all healthcare services and pay only the standard patient fees. If you are covered by the FAS insurance, the patient fee can be refunded by doing a claim to Kammarkollegiet.
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Last updated: March 4, 2021
Source: Student Services