International students and accompanying persons will not have a National Health Service (NHS) Medical Card to bring (unless they have been registered with an NHS doctor in the past). Students who are expecting to stay more than six months must register themselves and also their immediate family with a doctor after arriving at the University and may choose to register with the doctors at the University Medical Centre. Click here to view times of when to register.
Students coming to this country for a course lasting more than six months are entitled to free medical treatment under the NHS, although charges will be made for prescriptions, spectacles, etc. There is a basic fee for dental treatment plus other charges depending on the treatment received. Hospitals may charge for non-urgent and/or longstanding medical problems, and because of this and the existence of long waiting lists on the NHS you may choose to take out private health insurance.
If your course lasts less than six months you are not eligible for free NHS care and we strongly advise you take out medical insurance cover for yourself and accompanying persons to cover general practice, specialist and hospital care. Details of eligibility for NHS care can be found at: www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1086.aspx?categoryid=68
If you are studying with INTO, you need to download the below Immunisation Form and get this completed prior to your arrival at INTO.
Language Translation Service
We are able to offer a language translation service for those students who speak little English. The translation is done over the phone in a 3-way conversation between you, the person you have booked your appointment with and the translator.
All information is confidential.
If you feel you would need to use the translation service at your appointment, please ask for a double (20 minute) appointment, and let the receptionist know when you book which language you require so they can make the necessary arrangements.
If you are finding it difficult to understand our website and need it translated to your own language, click on the flags on the right hand side of the page. This will bring up Google Translate. Select your chosen language and this will translate automatically. Please note: we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the translation and do not take any responsibility for the translated content.