Health insurance for students in Germany

Fully digital application with policy management and support in English.

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What do you need to study in Germany?

Obtain the National D Visa

Consider the following requirements for your application:

  • ICICI Bank blocked account.
  • Public health insurance: only the acceptance letter from your university is required to start the process.
  • Preliminary confirmation of public insurance: you’ll receive it within 3 days via mail.
  • Your university will receive the M10 Meldung so you can get enrolled; remember that this is automatic, you can check the status with your uni within 3 days of your application.
  • Travel health insurance if you are arriving in Germany ahead of the start of your semester.

Arrive in Germany

After arriving, you can complete your insurance application by providing:

  • Enrolment letter of your uni, German bank account, and your German address.
  • You’ll get the final confirmation of insurance in your Feather account.
  • For students over 30
    You’re only eligible for expat health insurance; it will be sufficient for your first visa and cover you for up to 5 years in Germany from day one.

Coverage details

TK | Public BARMER | Public Expat insurance
per monthper monthper month
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Processing speed⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️
Preliminary confirmationYes
Within 3 business days
Within 3 business days
Same day coverage confirmation
HighlightEnglish supportFastest processingCheapest coverage
Broad coverageLimited coverage
Depending on the chosen plan
Pre-existing conditions
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.
DurationSwitch to voluntary public insurance after studies, for Job-seeking VisaSwitch to voluntary public insurance after studies, for Job-seeking VisaLimited to 5 years
of coverage
Health card-
EU coverage for travel
/tourist reasons
Dependents coverageAdd a child at no extra cost-
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Sign-up tutorial

Follow along with this detailed walkthrough video that will help you streamline your sign-up process.

Why Feather?

Moving to Germany is hard enough, and having to deal with health insurance at the same time can be pretty stressful. Let us handle the hard part for you.

Tailored to your needs

Our personalized recommendations ensure your health insurance suits your lifestyle—and budget.

Simple and in English

Enjoy a fully digital sign-up with no paperwork. If you have any questions, our team is ready to support you in English.

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Frequently asked questions

See our FAQ page for more answers.