Health and safety in Denmark

The Danish healthcare system covers international students at the University of Copenhagen who are staying in Denmark for more than three months. In fact, the Danish healthcare system offers universal and equal access for all residents in Denmark as long as you have a health insurance card (the yellow card), showing your CPR number, name, address and the name of your doctor. With the health insurance card, you can receive medical treatment in Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

As an international student and resident in Denmark, you will have access to free medical treatment with some exceptions, such as dental care and physiotherapy, which are not included in the free healthcare system. 

Apply for a CPR number 

It may take up to two weeks from the day you apply until you receive your health insurance card. In case you need medical treatment during this period, you are welcome to consult the doctor you were assigned upon registration. 

Find out how to apply for the health insurance card by clicking the button below. 

Insurance

The University of Copenhagen does not require students to take out insurance. However, we strongly encourage you to do so. Students are not covered by any UCPH insurance policies. Find out what kind of insurance you should take out during your studies in Denmark.

Health and safety in Denmark

The Danish healthcare system covers international students at the University of Copenhagen who are staying in Denmark for more than three months. In fact, the Danish healthcare system offers universal and equal access for all residents in Denmark as long as you have a health insurance card (the yellow card), showing your CPR number, name, address and the name of your doctor. With the health insurance card, you can receive medical treatment in Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

As an international student and resident in Denmark, you will have access to free medical treatment with some exceptions, such as dental care and physiotherapy, which are not included in the free healthcare system. 

Apply for a CPR number 

It may take up to two weeks from the day you apply until you receive your health insurance card. In case you need medical treatment during this period, you are welcome to consult the doctor you were assigned upon registration. 

Find out how to apply for the health insurance card by clicking the button below. 

Insurance?

The University of Copenhagen does not require students to take out insurance. However, we strongly encourage you to do so. Students are not covered by any UCPH insurance policies. Find out what kind of insurance you should take out during your studies in Denmark.

Healthcare contact information and emergency admissions

Below, you can see a list of health organisations in Denmark, such as hospitals, general practitioners, doctors, specialists, dentists etc.

Under ‘Hospitals and emergency admissions’, you can see a list of different emergency admissions such as psychiatric admissions and helplines, care centres and mental health services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health and safety in Denmark

Insurances during your studies in Denmark

Insurance recommendations

UCPH recommends students to take out accident insurance and liability insurance. In terms of general insurance, you can contact a Danish insurance company if you are not able to take out insurance prior to your departure in your home country.

UCPH recommends the following insurance coverage:

  • Accident insurance to cover financial consequences of an accident
  • Liability insurance to cover compensation to other people
  • Home contents insurance to cover your personal belongings
  • Car insurance if you are buying (or renting) a car while studying in Denmark.

Contact information for consulates and international organisations in Denmark

The Copenhagen diplomatic list 2022

See list of foreign missions, consulates, and international organisations in Denmark with addresses, e-mails, phone numbers, and office hours.

Emergency response unit at UCPH