Choose between public health or expat health insurance
|TK ||BARMER ||Expat insurance|
Within 3 business days
Within 3 business days
Same day coverage confirmation
|Highlight||English support||Fastest processing||Cheapest coverage|
|Broad coverage||Limited coverage |
Depending on the chosen plan
coverageExpat health only covers health conditions that come up after the start of the insurance.
Public health (TK + BARMER) also cover all your existing health conditions.
|Duration||Switch to voluntary public insurance after studies, for Job-seeking Visa||Switch to voluntary public insurance after studies, for Job-seeking Visa||Limited to 5 years|
|EU coverage for travel|
|Dependents coverageAdd a child at no extra cost||-|
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Follow along with this detailed walkthrough video that will help you streamline your sign-up process.
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You’ll need to speak with your department supervisor to get on public health insurance. The university sets up this process for most research positions. Sometimes, certain types of researchers are not eligible for public health insurance through their university and would need to sign up for expat health insurance or make enough passive income to be eligible for private health insurance.
If you’re required to do a full-time, six-month internship during your studies, this will not count as being a working student but instead, be considered as part of your studies. This will not impact on your visa or health insurance status because it is required for your degree program. Students who are studying in a program without a required internship and who wish to take a semester off to complete one will not be able to do so without violating their visa and health insurance restrictions.
The Immatrikulationsbescheinigung is your confirmation of enrollment for each semester. This is required when applying to working student positions, internships, visa (and visa renewals), health insurance, and more. You can find this on your online university portal, and it can be downloaded and printed when needed. If you need help, go to your university’s AStA, and they will help you.