You are required to register with the local civil registration office. You need to bring a copy of your passport, your Danish residence permit and proof of your address in Denmark. Once you have filled in the registration form, the civil registration office will provide you with a personal identity number (CPR number) and a Health Insurance Card. Your local tutor or International Coordinator will help you with this.
The Nordic countries and the UK
Persons from the Nordic countries and the United Kingdom are entitled to the same health services as Danes when they need acute medical treatment.
EU and EEA
Persons from other European Union countries, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein are also entitled to the same health services as residents of Denmark when they need acute medical treatment if they bring their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Persons from other countries are not entitled to any free medical care except the emergency hospital treatment mentioned above and are urged to obtain a private health insurance. Persons who are registered with the municipal civil registration office in Denmark are automatically covered by Denmark's health insurance scheme after a period of 6 weeks.
Persons coming from the EU countries, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Morocco, Norway, Pakistan, Quebec, Slovenia, Switzerland and Turkey can avoid the waiting period if they are covered by the national health insurance scheme of their home country. The national health care authorities in the home country should be contacted.
The Health Insurance covers students staying for more than three months (and some councils more than six months), but has a limited cover. We encourage students to take out a general insurance as well.
For more information, please look here.
In case of clinical studies, please note that you are required to obtain a Public Liability Insurance as well as an Industrial Injury Insurance.