Are international students covered by the NHS?

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The National Health Service (NHS) offers free healthcare for British people. The majority of foreign students are fully covered by the NHS. If you are studying in England or Wales and your course lasts more than 6 months, or if you are studying in Scotland for any amount of time, then you are fully covered.

If your course is less than 6 months then you can still qualify for full NHS cover IF the UK government is providing at least 35% of the funding of your course OR if your country has a reciprocal healthcare agreement with the UK (a list can be found here).

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