Overseas students on full-time courses lasting six months or longer are usually eligible for NHS treatment. The Health and Healthcare pages from UKCISA and the NHS website are good places for overseas students to find information about UK health services and eligibility for NHS care.
Even if you are eligible for NHS treatment you may have to pay for prescription medicines. Your doctor or local pharmacist can advise you.
European Economic Area (EEA) nationals
It is a requirement that that EEA students and their family members have Comprehensive Sickness Insurance (if they are not also in the UK as a worker or as a self-employed person). Up-to-date information on Comprehensive Sickness Insurance can be found on the UKCISA web pages.
Most EEA citizens can use an EHIC card (obtained in their home country before travel to the UK) to access NHS health care whilst in the UK providing they are in the UK on a temporary basis. For more information please visit EU and EEA Nationals.