Private health insurance for international students

For people living in Germany, it is mandatory to be covered by health insurance. We suggest that you insure yourself with a statutory health insurance provider. There can be reasons, however, for which you would choose to purchase private health insurance, for example if you cannot be accepted by a statutory health insurance provider (for students over 30), or for other reasons.

Both for matriculation and when applying for a residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis), you will need to provide proof of sufficient health insurance coverage.

There are many health insurance companies in Germany to choose from and it is your responsibility to decide which health insurance and which insurance benefits are right for you and your living circumstances. With the list below, we hope to provide you with an overview of some health insurance companies. Some health insurance companies provide special offers for students from abroad, often for a short period of time. Please be aware that once an arrangement for exemption from statutory German health insurance has been made, later admission to any statutory health insurance provider in Germany is not possible during your stay as a student.

Please contact the particular insurance companies for advice and compare different offers yourself. Further information on health care insurance for international students is available at 1A Verbraucherportal and from Deutsche Insurance.

If you have any questions, please consult the respective agent.

Overview of some insurance companies (in alphabetical order):

AXA
target group: students, scholars, academic staff
services: tariff UniCare health insurance, additional personal accident and liability insurance
contract duration: max. 24 months
policy territory: EU
contact: contact sheet
Hauptvertretung der AXA Versicherung AG
Kemperplatz 1, 10785 Berlin
Phone: (030) 68 81 23 845
web: www.axa.de

CareConcept AG
target group: students, language course students, doctoral candidates, scholarship holders, trainees, participants in Studienkollegs (all up to age 35)
services: Tarif Care College (possible tariff: "Comfort" without deductible, Selbstbeteiligung), Tarif Care Student (private full coverage insurance, Vollversicherung); health insurance, additional personal accident and liability insurance
contract duration: 1 month to 5 years
contact: bildung@care-concept.de
Care Concept AG, Postfach 30 02 62, 53182 Bonn
Phone: (0228) 977 35 22
web: www.care-concept.de/berlin

CareMed International Insurance
target group: students, scholarship holders, trainees, language course students, doctoral candidates, guest scientists, academic staff and their accompanying family members
services: health insurance, personal accident-, luggage-, liability insurance, travel assistance
contract duration: 1-24 months
policy territory:
CareMed Traveler & CareMed Plus: worldwide except USA and Canada
CareMed Global & CareMed Voyager: worldwide including USA and Canada
contact: Ms. Katrin Schwering
Budapester Str. 4, 53111 Bonn
Phone: (0228) 55 54 900
web: www.study-abroad-insurance.com

Continentale (DAAD-Gruppenversicherung)
target group: students from partner organisations, graduate students, scientists, doctoral candidates
Please note: This also concerns all those who belong to Humboldt-Universität and whose applications have been submitted by their institutes or programmes
services: Combined health-, personal accident- and private liability insurance through the group agreement of the DAAD
contact: Versicherungsstelle des DAAD
Phone: (0228) 882-8770
web: DAAD-Gruppenversicherung

EDUCARE 24 | Dr. Walter GmbH
target group
: students, trainees, scientists
services: health insurance; additional personal accident and liability insurance
contract duration: according to agreement
policy territory: EU including Switzerland
contact: info@educare24.de
Phone: (02247) 91 94-986
web: www.educare24.com, www.dr-walter.com

ERGO
target group: doctoral candidates, students
services: health insurance, additional personal accident and liability insurance
contact: v341-gruppenpostfach@ergo.de
Phone: (0261) 130 02 36
Bezirksdirektion Koblenz
August-Thyssen-Str. 23-25
56070 Koblenz
web: www.ergo.de/de/Produkte/Krankenversicherung

Hanse-Merkur Reiseversicherung AG
target group: students, trainees, language students
services: health insurance, additional liability and personal accident insurance
contract duration: max 1 year
contact: reiseservice@hansemerkur.de
Siegfried-Wedells-Platz 1
20354 Hamburg
Phone: (040) 41 19 30 00
web: www.hmrv.de


Mawista Reise- und Krankenversicherung
target group: students, trainees and participants at language courses, academic staff (and family members)
services: health insurance, additional personal accident and liability insurance
contract duration: from 1 month to max. 5 years
policy territory:
mawista-science: world wide (6 weeks in the home country)
mawista-student: EU inclusive Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Island
contact: info@mawista.com
Phone: (07024) 46 95 10
Freecall: 0800 6 29 47 82
web: www.mawista.com


Union Versicherungsdienst GmbH
(Rahmenvereinbarung zwischen dem Deutschen Studierendenwerk und UNION)
target group: students, doctoral candidates, job applicants after graduation (and family members)
services: health insurance, additional liability and personal accident insurance
contract duration: from 1 month to max. 5 years
contact: info@vela.insure
Ecclesiastraße 1-4
32758 Detmold
Phone: (05231) 603-6390
web: www.vela.insure/en
web: www.internationale-studierende.de/en/prepare_your_studies/entry_into_germany/health_insurance/


Most of the insurance companies insure German students and scholars for study and research visits abroad. Please ask the insurance providers in case you are interested.