Health Insurance

Every person residing in Germany is required to have health insurance. As an international resident, you will be asked to provide proof of sufficient health insurance coverage to the immigration authorities before they will issue you a residence permit (Aufenthaltsgenehmigung).

There are two kinds of German health insurance, public (statutory) and private. For information on the differences between them, see


Krankenkassezentrale - incoming

 

For more information, please visit the following websites:

MAWISTA - Foreign nationals in Germany

DeGis - Germany’s network for international students

Euraxess Germany - Health Insurance - Living in Europe

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