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Student Health Insurance

NEW! Electronic student registration procedure

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.

Exception: Doctoral students, participants in preparatory German courses and participants of the pre-semester Studienstart International of the University of Cologne are exempt from the public health insurance obligation as well as students from the age of 30.

Since 01.12.2021, the new electronic student registration procedure of the public health insurance companies has been in effect at the University of Cologne. This new electronic reporting dialogue between the health insurance companies and the University of Cologne enables paperless communication and sustainable optimisation of the reporting procedure.