The United Kingdom has a free nationally funded health care service – The National Health Service (NHS). Most people in the UK use the NHS as it provides a wide range of medical care and treatments to UK citizens. Most services are free but you do have to pay for things like prescriptions.
For non EEA or Swiss overseas students on courses of 6 months duration or more health care is free under the NHS. However if you are on a course with a duration of less than 6 months then you will need to consider medical insurance.
For further information about your eligibility for health care in the UK please view the UKCISA health guidance notes.
Dental care in the UK can be very expensive. It is possible to get dental care under the NHS but this is increasingly more difficult and it is becoming more common for people to have private dental care. It is worth noting that even if you do manage to get dental care under the NHS you still have to pay a considerable amount for treatment.
You do not need any vaccinations to enter the UK. However you should try and get a Meningitis C injection before you leave for the UK. If not you can get this vaccination free of charge at the university medical centre or your doctors surgery once you are in the UK.