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European Health Insurance Card

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

As resident of Europe you are entitled to get healthcare through the public system in countries of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland if you become ill or injured while on a temporary stay there. It is important for all European students to get a European Health Insurance Card before they come to study in Ireland.

Important – the European Health Insurance Card is not an alternative to travel insurance. It does not cover any private healthcare or costs such as a return flight to your home country or lost/stolen property.

How to Apply

Students can apply for a European Health Insurance Card from their Local Health Institution before arriving in Ireland.

The application process varies country by country, further information is available here.