Students from abroad need to have proof of public health insurance when enrolling at a German university. We recommend the student insurance of Techniker Krankenkasse, which meets all official requirements for obtaining a visa.
With more than 10 million insured Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) is the largest health insurance provider in Germany. TK attaches the greatest importance to providing perfect service to its insured in all situations of life and offers advice concerning all questions about health and well-being at any time. The TK is particularly popular with students from abroad who have to take out public insurance during their studies in Germany.
As a member of the TK, you benefit from the practical EHIC insurance card. The following video shows you how the EHIC works.
With TK student insurance you profit from a wide range of benefits at low premiums. TK student insurance does not only include the benefits you are usually offered by German health insurance providers. It also covers treatments which do not belong to the standard benefits. When evaluated by the trade press, TK regularly occupies top positions, e.g. in the category "Germany's best health insurance fund for students" (according to Focus Money, 7/2021).
Moreover, TK has an excellent customer service. All important matters, such as changing your address or your account details, can be easily attended to online. Billing with doctors and hospitals is easy, too: You only need to present your insurance card every time you visit a doctor.
For this situation we from DR-WALTER developed the online consulting tool in cooperation with TK. You do not have to find out yourself whether you can take out TK student insurance in order to insure yourself for your stay in Germany. We will identify your insurance needs with our consulting tool.
In case you need private health insurance in addition to public health insurance, e.g. if you arrive a few days before the beginning of your studies, our tool will find out the ideal insurance combination, too.