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Health Insurance

All students must have proof of full health insurance coverage for the respective semester/year before they can enroll at a German university.

Students from EU / EEA countries and Switzerland

Please bring along proof of health insurance (European Health Insurance Card or temporary certificate) from the health insurance in your home country. This proof of health insurance must then be accepted by AOK (“Campus Point Freie Universität”) or by any other legally approved health insurance company in Germany.

Important: Please make sure that your health insurance is valid for the entire semester for which you wish to enroll. At Freie Universität Berlin the winter semester runs from October 1 through March 31, and the summer semester from April 1 through September 30. If you stay for the entire academic year, you must make sure that your proof of insurance from your home country is valid for two semesters (Oct. 1 through Sept. 30). Without the proper dates, neither the AOK nor any other German public health insurence company will accept your insurance proof and you will not be able to be enrolled at Freie Universität Berlin.

Students from Other Countries

  • Public Health Insurance: If you are under 30 years of age and do not have a private health insurance from your home country you must purchase a legally approved health insurance in Germany. It costs about € 80 per month.
    In some cases, it is not possible to acquire the public health  insurance. In this instance, we recommend private health insurance policies.                                                                                              
  • Private Health Insurance: Students who have provided for insurance abroad in their home country, or students holding a German private health insurance contract have to get an exemption from the mandatory German public health insurance at one of the insurance companies' branches in Berlin in order to have their own insurance recognized. In cases of illness, the insurance conditions fixed in your insurance policy contract are effective.
    Exemption from German state health insurance are not revocable!

Where to get these confirmations?

You can get the exemption from the mandatory German health insurance or - if necessary - you can purchase a legally approved student health assurance e.g. from:

AOK “Campus Point Freie Universität Berlin”
Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse Berlin (AOK)
Silberlaube KL 26 / 104
Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.