Health Insurance Options in Germany

In Germany health insurance is compulsory. All foreign researchers and their family members need a travel health insurance when applying for a visa for Germany. You are not allowed to enter Germany without having health insurance.

If you intend to stay longer than three months, you must have a comprehensive health insurance. In this case, we recommend that you contact a German health insurance company before entering Germany, so that relevant risks are covered from your first day in Germany.

Further information about the German health care system in various languages please find here:
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