All students who are studying abroad as part of their degree programme are covered by the University of Reading's insurance policy for the duration of their study period. This coverage is for legitimate academic activity only; for non-academic activity you will need to get extra additional insurance.
Further details can be found at http://www.rdg.ac.uk/insurance (see 'Business travel' section).
We will provide students with comprehensive details of the insurance coverage prior to departure.
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
For students studying in Europe Health cover is provided by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The EHIC card will provide you with access to reduced-cost, sometimes free, medical treatment that becomes necessary during a temporary visit to most European countries. It will cover you for state-provided treatment only, and they will receive treatment on the same terms as 'insured' residents of the country they are visiting.
Further information can be accessed from: European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) information (open in new window)
We advise that you read carefully the information at Access to Healthcare Abroad website to ensure that you are covered.