Exchange students are required to have a valid health insurance that is equivalent to the German statutory health insurance, i.e. unlimited coverage of all treatments (incl. dental, psychological and pregnancy care) for the whole duration of their stay.
- EU-Nationals: The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is accepted and should be applied for as early as possible.
- Turkish Nationals: TA11 forms issued by SSK (Sosyal Sigortalar Kurumu) are also accepted.
- Non-EU Nationals: We recommend obtaining a German statutory health insurance. This will cost around 110 Euro per month (January 2022) and can be done at one of the health insurance companies on campus (e.g. AOK, TK, hkk).
Foreign private travel health insurances for the purpose of visa applications are not accepted if they limit the cost coverage or the duration of validity. Students will have to buy the German statutory health insurance in addition to the foreign private health insurance.
Important: For the enrollment at the University of Bremen as a visiting student, the health insurance of the home country has to be checked by one of the German statutory health insurances. Exchange students have to send a scan of their EHIC or AT11 or private health insurance to one of the German statutory health insurances on the campus (TK or AOK) and apply for an electronic confirmation (ESMV).
The statutory health insurance for students will start at the first day of the semester (i.e. 1st of April or 1st of October). Therefore, in case of early arrival (e.g. for the orientration weeks) we recommend an additional private travel insurance for the time gap between departure from the home country and the first day of the semester (Winter 1.10./Summer 1.4.).
Students over 30 years of age need a private health insurance.
Private insurances might charge extra for accompanying familiy members.
Read more about the health insurances in Germany on the website of the DAAD.