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If your course is 6 months’ duration or more you will need to pay an Immigration Health Surcharge in order to access National Health Service (NHS) treatment. The immigration health surcharge is a financial contribution to the UK's National Health Service. You will pay the surcharge if you are a non-EEA national and you are granted immigration permission to enter the UK to study for a period of more than six months. You will also need to pay it if you are a non-EEA national who is already in the UK and you wish to apply to extend your stay. You will pay the charge (currently £150 for each period of 12 months leave granted) when you make your visa application. Further information is available on the Home Office pages of the Gov.UK website: http://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application.
The National Health Service (NHS) is the UK’s state health service which provides treatment on a wide range of health care services. If you are entitled to NHS treatment this will cover you for:
You are likely to pay extra for:
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