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Health insurance contribution for students

Students must prove that they have health insurance when enrolling for the program. Even if they don't live in Germany.

Health insurance is also obligatory for practical work periods completed during the course of study.

As a rule, students can be insured free of charge through their parents in a statutory health insurance company, provided that one parent is a member of a statutory health insurance company. However, family insurance is only possible up to the age of 25.

For students who are married or live in a registered civil partnership, family insurance through their spouse or partner is possible if they are insured in the statutory health insurance.

If it is not possible to obtain health insurance through your parents or partner, statutory health insurance companies or private health insurance companies offer discounted contributions.

Competent authority

The responsibility lies with the health insurance companies.


  • Age limit for family insurance: 25 years old
  • After the expiry of the family insurance, it may be possible to take out insurance in the health insurance of the students.

Which documents are required?

- Certificate of enrollment

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the competent authority.

Students are required to take out insurance until they reach the age of thirty. In exceptional cases, this period shall be extended.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)