The NHS (National Health Service) provides professional health for most people living in the UK.
- International students from the European Union (EU) countries and those from countries who have reciprocal health agreements with the UK qualify for NHS treatment.
- Full-time International students from other countries qualify for treatment under the National Health Service, provided they are on courses of six months or longer duration.
- Students' dependants qualify in the same way as students.
Students who are not covered by the NHS provision should take out private health insurance, which can be obtained in the UK, or in the student's home country. Special schemes are designed to meet the needs of International students. Premiums are low, but cover is generous.