Healthcare and insurance on a Standard Visitor visa
All students on a full-time course in Scotland are eligible for National Health Service (NHS) treatment, but you may have to pay for more specialised services.
Healthcare you are entitled to
If you are studying in Scotland full-time as a visiting student on the Standard Visitor route and you become ill or have an accident, you will be able to access free NHS treatment.
It must not be your intention to access healthcare when you travel to the UK.
Take out insurance
We advise that students take out adequate travel insurance which includes a medical element and protection to cover personal items (for example, luggage, books, personal computers).
You should research the options available to you and select the insurance policy which is most suited to your situation.
If you have a pre-existing health condition
If you have a pre-existing medical condition, we strongly advise that you contact the Student Disability Service which will be able to provide advice and support about treatment and medication.