Health insurance is mandatory when living in Germany and enrolling at a university or starting a vocational training program. To meet the requirement for continuous insurance set by the Embassy when applying for a German visa, it's recommended to have a combination of statutory health insurance and travel health insurance. You will need the travel health insurance to get your visa, and a statutory or private health insurance is mandatory to stay in Germany.
Statutory health insurance covers essential medical services such as doctor visits, hospitalization, and prescription medication. Enjoying cashless medical exams and treatments with your health insurance card.
Statutory health insurance is only for the following groups:
- University students (statutory or private health insurance is needed to get accepted)
- Vocational trainees
If you are a university student over the age of 30, a language student, a Studienkolleg student or have a conditional admission letter, please take out a Private Health Insurance instead.