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, every FU-BEST participant will automatically be enrolled in the German insurance package that combines health, accident and liability insurance. The cost is 180 Euros for the entire semester. The package will be added to the invoice after the student's admission to the program.
It is up to each participant whether they want to continue with their current health insurance plan for the duration of their FU-BEST semester. This might be necessary for anything that may not be covered by the package (e.g. pre-existing conditions, mental health etc.).