Health and safety

Denmark is widely cited as one of the world’s most liveable places. It has the world’s highest level of income equality according to the OECD and according to the 2017 Global Peace Index, Denmark remains one of the most peaceful nations in the world.

Based on the Corruption Perceptions Index, Denmark is also the least corrupted country in the world.


If you want to know more about healthcare in Denmark – please visit our page about Healthcare in our pages for current international students .

Health Insurance

If you plan to stay in Denmark for less than three months, you should purchase private health insurance to cover any medical treatment that you might require during your stay.

The Danish Health Security Act covers foreign students staying for more than three months. It means that once you have your yellow Health Insurance Card, showing your name, address and personal registration number (CPR number), you will be allowed to receive free medical treatment in clinics and hospitals.

However, please note that this does not cover the costs of medical evacuation back to your home country, emergency repatriation and personal liability. For this reason, we encourage you to purchase travel insurance as well.

Nordic students

You are automatically covered by the Danish Health Security Act.

EU/EEA students

You should get your European Health Insurance Card from your local authorities before travelling to Denmark. This card is proof that you are entitled to health insurance in your home country. Above all, it gives you access to free medical care in Denmark until the Danish Health insurance covers you.

To be covered by the Danish Health Security Act, you must register at the Borgerservice (Citizen Service) immediately upon receiving your residence certificate.

Other international students

As an international student from a country other than the above mentioned, you are covered by the Danish Health Insurance Scheme as soon as you register at the Borgerservice (Citizen Service). You must register at the Borgerservice within five days after your arrival in Denmark.