All CAS fellows are required to hold travel insurance covering the whole period of residence in Oslo. The insurance should cover losses incurred during your stay or while traveling, such as lost belongings and medical expenses. The insurance should also cover any costs relating to damage to your CAS accommodation during your stay. Most travel insurance covers a period of ninety days. Please contact your local insurance company for details regarding your insurance and to arrange for extended travel insurance coverage for periods exceeding ninety days.

CAS does not offer health care benefits for visiting fellows. Citizens staying in Norway for less than three months must have insurance from their own country. Some travel insurance policies have sufficient coverage, so do check this first.

Further requirements, by country:

Citizens of Nordic countries are entitled to coverage of medical expenses in cases where a medical condition necessitates immediate treatment. It is important to report your move to Norway if you will be living in Norway for more than six months.


Citizens from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland are entitled to coverage of medical expenses in cases where a medical condition necessitates immediate treatment. Present your passport when seeking treatment.


Citizens from EEA/EU countries will be given medical treatment in Norway in cases where a medical condition necessitates immediate treatment. Present your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when seeking treatment. The EHIC entitles you to state-provided medical treatment during your stay. Any treatment provided is on the same terms as for Norwegian nationals. For more information, please visit the EHIC webpages.


Citizens from non-EU countries staying here for three to twelve months may apply for voluntary membership in the National Insurance Scheme upon arrival in Norway. Whether you will be granted coverage depends on whether or not your country has an agreement with Norway, and what the requirements of your residence permit are. Generally, if you are unable to obtain health insurance from your home country, you will be granted coverage here. Medical coverage relates to conditions that necessitate immediate treatment and may be restricted in some instances.