FU-BEST participants will need proper international health insurance for the duration of their studies in Germany – accident or emergency insurance will not suffice. This is necessary for a) enrollment at Freie Universität Berlin and b) proper and timely acquisition of the German residency permit issued by Berlin’s immigration authority once students are on-site.
For this, FU-BEST offers a German insurance package that combines health, accident and liability insurance. The cost will be 180 Euros for the entire semester, which will be added to the invoice after being admitted to the program.
Starting with the Spring 2018 semester, every FU-BEST participant will automatically be enrolled in the German insurance package. It is up to you whether you want to continue with your current health insurance plan for the duration of your FU-BEST semester. This might be necessary for anything that you currently need assistance with (e.g. pre-existing conditions, mental health etc.).