Student-UT insurance for studies or placement abroad
New conditions for Student UT from 2021-07-01
The new conditions that come into force on 2021-07-01 mean that the insurance is no longer valid as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a recommendation. This applies when the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel. If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel in a specific area, the insurance does not apply in that area. If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against advice during the trip, the student has 30 days to travel home. In the event of a special case, the Chamber of Deputies may make an exception to the 30-day rule. If you have an ongoing stay before and after this date, the new conditions from 1 July apply regardless.
Studies do not count as necessary travel. If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against advice during the trip, the student has 30 days to travel home. In the event of a special case, the Chamber of Deputies may make an exception to the 30-day rule. If you have an ongoing stay before and after this date, the new conditions from 1 July apply regardless.
Who is covered?
The conditions of the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency for the Student UT insurance
The terms and conditions of the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency state that the following conditions must be satisfied for the Student UT insurance to be valid:
- You must study or be on a placement abroad according to a written agreement for the exchange or reception between the Swedish institution of higher education (i.e. your home university) and an institution of higher education or provider of a placement abroad.
- You must remain registered for study at your home university during the period of study or placement abroad.
- Before the period of study, education in the workplace or other placement abroad, you must have received confirmation that the study or placement abroad is valid for transfer of credit (i.e. credits are awarded for the study or placement) in the study programme to which you have been admitted and are currently taking in Sweden.
LiU student groups covered by the insurance
The conditions above mean that the following groups of students at LiU are covered by the insurance:
- exchange students who study, are on a placement, or taking education in the workplace within the framework of an exchange agreement between LiU and the host university or provider of placement, and who have received confirmation in advance from their faculty stating that the study, education in the workplace, or placement abroad gives credits that can be transferred to their study programme at LiU
- students who have been admitted to studies at LiU and who are currently studying, on an internment or undergoing education in the workplace abroad without an exchange agreement between LiU and the host university or provider of an internment place being placed, provided that the above terms and conditions laid down by the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency are satisfied.
- This means that in order for the insurance to cover students at LiU who are members of Group 2, they must:
- possess a signed and approved agreement between LiU and the host university, provider of placement, or provider of education in the workplace with respect to the study, placement, or education in the workplace abroad
- remain registered for study at LiU during the period of study, placement, or education in the workplace abroad, and
- possess a confirmation from their faculty given in advance that the study, placement, or education in the workplace abroad gives credits that can be transferred to the study programme at LiU.
LiU student groups not covered by the insurance
Thus, you will not be covered by the Student UT insurance from the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency if you do not satisfy the conditions laid down by the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency specified above. If this is the case, you must arrange insurance yourself. This means that students at LiU are not covered by the insurance if:
- they are not studying or on a placement within the framework of an exchange agreement and are not in possession of a written agreement between LiU/their faculty and the host university or provider of a placement
- are on an interruption in studies during the period of the study or placement abroad
- do not have confirmation given in advance that the study or placement gives credit that can be transferred to their study programme at LiU.
What does it cover?
The Student-UT insurance only provides basic cover. The insurance does not have any specified monetary limit. Since each person's insurance needs vary, you must always examine the full terms and conditions set by the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency, Kammarkollegiet which is the authority providing the insurance. If, for example, you intend to visit a third country during your stay abroad, ensure that you take out insurance to cover that country. The Student-UT insurance policy is valid:
- 24 hours a day in the country of study/internship
- Two weeks before and after this period, and during direct travel between the host country and the home address or term-time address in Sweden
- During holidays provided that the student stays in the host country and the studies continue after the holidays
- During direct travel from one host country to another, in order to continue studies in that country
- With no excess except for Property Cover, for which the excess is SEK 1,500
StudentUt Insurance for exchange students
If you are going abroad as an exchange student and have been nominated to go to one of LiU´s partner universities you are automatically insured via StudentUT. If you need an Insurance certificate to apply for a Visa , rental contract etc. you request it´s easy to apply for it in the online portal where you applied for the exchange studies. You have to give information about start and end date of your studies. You should also include Orientation days and language courses that starts prior to the semester. Within a week you will receive an e-mail to your student e-mail containing your insurance certificate.
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1) If you are not going as an exchange student, but intend your studies or placement to be credited upon your return to Sweden, you can apply for the StudentUT insurance.
- Students that study on Independently organised studies (Separate course) at the Faculty of arts and Sciences are not covered by the Student UT insurance and need to get a private insurance.
- In order to obtain the Student-UT insurance you are required to submit this signed Insurance agreement between LiU and the host university/organisation.
- If you are going as a MFS student the insurance agreement is included in the application and will be sent to youif you are awarded a scholarship
- Students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences should use this insurance agreement.
In order for the insurance to be valid it must be signed by both LiU and the host university/organisation. The agreement must be signed by the Programme Director or study adviser, who certifies that you intend for the specified study/placement period abroad to be credited.
Upload the signed agreement in this online form. Within a week you will receive an e-mail to your student e-mail containing your insurance certificate.
2) If you are going abroad on a course, field study etc that is arranged by Linköping University and no receiving part can sign an agreement you have to apply specifically for an Insurance. This Personal Insurance policy must be filled in and signed by you as a student an by your Programme Director. The Programme Director takes the cost for the Insurance. Upload the Personal Insurance policy in this online form. Within a week you will receive an e-mail to your student e-mail containing your insurance certificate.
Insurance claims - if something happens
If you are liable for medical expenses abroad, your personal belongings are damaged or something is stolen, you should fill in an insurance claim form. Please fill in the form according to the instructions and send to:
S-581 83 Linköping
We will certify that you are a student at Linköping University and forward the claim to the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency, Kammarkollegiet for processing and payment. If you have any questions regarding your insurance claim, you are welcome to email email@example.com.
The European Health Insurance Card, EU-card
If you travel to the Nordic countries, other countries within the EU/EEA and Switzerland, you must carry a European Health Insurance Card, EU-card. This EU-card gives you the right to medically necessary healthcare benefits without cost apart from the patient's fee. The card gives the bearer the right to hospital treatment, medical and dental care, medicines etc. that are provided within the public healthcare system in the country you are in. The card shall always be presented in connection with treatment. Third country nationals, i.e. students who are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA area (including Switzerland), should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a EU-card. Persons who are citizens of an EU/EEA country (including Switzerland) and only enter Sweden to study must bring a EU-card from their homeland.
If you have any questions concerning Student-UT, please contact email@example.com.
Last updated: 2022-11-25