If you have moved to Germany from somewhere else in the EU, then you have two options for health insurance as a student. Your home country insurance or German insurance.
Option 1: Use your home country's insurance
If you don't plan on staying in Germany after you are done studying, then you must remain on your insurance from your home country. For this option, you:
- Reach out to your home country's insurance and ask them for proof of cover during your studies
- Hand in proof of cover to the university
Option 2: Sign up for public health insurance in Germany
If you plan on remaining in Germany after your studies, then you can sign up for German public health insurance. For this option, you:
- Complete your TK application here: http://signuptk.de
- Fill out the following form and submit it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reason: You can only switch to German health insurance if you plan on staying in Germany after your studies.
After we receive both items, we will submit your application to TK and get you covered.