All foreign students in Germany require a health insurance. This means that almost all students (there are only a few exceptions) have to be insured over a statutory health insurance company (public health insurance) . Beside the health insurance they also need a compulsory nursing care insurance. A proof of a health insurance is an obligated condition of enrolment. Without this proof an enrolment is not possible.
To enroll immediately you have the possibility to apply for a health insurance over a public insurance company directly on this homepage. You have a free choice regarding the offered public insurance companies . You have a choice between AOK, BARMER, DAK, HEK, KKH, IKK, and various health insurance funds.
Contributions for mandatory student insurance are regulated by law and are identical for all statutory health insurance companies.
EXCEPTIONS from compulsory insurance:
- Guest scientists, post-graduate students, scholarship holders (without a contract of employment)
- Participants in German language courses or those who are attending study colleges
- Students who are aged 30 and above or who have been studying for more than 14 semesters
For the groups described above the insurance industry developed special tariffs.