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Student Health Insurance


Every student at the University of Cologne is obliged to prove that they have sufficient health insurance cover when enrolling and to maintain this cover during their studies.

For enrolment at the University of Cologne, you are required to request the electronic transmission of your current health insurance certificate or your exemption from compulsory insurance (e.g. EHIC) from a statutory German health insurance fund AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. You should do this as early as possible, at the latest immediately after accepting an offer of admission. The electronic transmission of the insurance status must have taken place within our enrolment deadline at the University of Cologne.

Your enrolment is only possible if your insurance status is electronically transmitted to the University of Cologne by the statutory health insurance company in due time!

Exception: Doctoral students are exempt from the public health insurance obligation as well as students from the age of 30.