Health insurance

Health insurance is mandatory in Germany for all visiting academics and their accompanying family members. Before you leave, you should check whether your insurance at home would also be valid in Germany. They would also need to put this in writing. EU citizens would require the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in most cases.

If your insurance does not provide adequate coverage, you will need to take out an additional insurance policy. We recommend contacting insurance providers before entering Germany so you can deal with potential problems in advance and be insured from the very start of your stay. Some insurance providers also require you to apply while still in your home country.

The German health care system is very complicated; see below for a brief overview of the type of insurance you will need. For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Welcome Center!

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Ms Lisa Eppers
Phone: +49.6151.16-30022
Office: D20, 114