Health insurance contribution for students

Students must prove that they have health insurance when enrolling in their studies. Even if they do not live in Germany. Health insurance is also mandatory for practical work periods completed during the course of study. As a rule, students can be covered free of charge by their parents in a statutory health insurance fund, provided that a parent is a member of a statutory health insurance fund. However, family insurance is only possible up to the age of 25. For students who are married or who live in a registered civil partnership, family insurance through the spouse or civil partner is possible if they are insured under the statutory health insurance. If health insurance through the parents or the partner is not possible, statutory health insurance funds or private health insurance funds offer discounted contributions.

- Enrolment certificate


Preconditions
Age limit for family insurance: 25 years of age After the end of the family insurance, insurance may be possible in the health insurance of the students.
Students are required to induct insurance until they reach the age of 30. In exceptional cases, this period shall be extended.

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Last update or date of publication
24.07.2020