From outside the EEA?
Studying in the UK for 6 months or more? You’ll pay Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) when you apply for a visa. This entitles you for NHS treatment while you’re in the UK. You’ll be able to get free treatment at NHS hospitals and register with a doctor and an NHS dentist. You may still need to pay for medicines prescribed by a doctor or dental.
Studying in the UK for less than 6 months? You’ll only get free NHS treatment in an emergency. GPs may treat you for free, but usually only when it’s urgent treatment that can’t wait until you return home. You’ll have to pay for any other treatment as a private patient, which you may be able to claim from your medical insurance plan.
The Immigration Health Surcharge is £150 per person. Any dependent family members who are applying for visas will also have to pay the surcharge.