Insurance for international postdoctoral scholarship holders and visitors

International postdoc scholarship holders, guest researchers and other international visitors are covered by an insurance for foreign visitor provided by Kammarkollegiet. The insurance gives a 24-hour coverage in Sweden.

The insurance provides coverage for the following:

  • personal injury protection
  • medical and dental coverage
  • home transport
  • personal property coverage
  • third party liability
  • legal expenses.
  • reimburse costs that arise in the event of unforeseen circumstances, illness and accidents but not planned treatments.

The insurance is valid in Sweden and throughout the Schengen area if you have a Schengen visa. If you have a residence permit it is only valid in Sweden. Your accompanying family members they are also covered.

The insurance also covers accompanying family members and employees who does not qualify for a Swedish identity number (their stay is less than one year).

You can find more information about the terms and conditions Insurance for foreign visitors and how to fill in a claim on Kammarkollegiets homepage 

Complementary insurance

Everybody living in Sweden should arrange a private insurance such as a home insurance and an insurance for accidents. Eventhough the insurance for foreign visitors protects 24-hours a day we advice you to get complementary private insurance such as a home insurance, an accident insurance.

Contact an insurance company for more information. Ask your HR support at the department for help.

Occupational injury and incident

If you are injured at work or experience that an event is risky it is important that you notify your manager. There are also some other things to consider.

Jannike Hurenkamp