Upon enrolment, all students, whether domestic or from abroad, have to proof that they have health insurance coverage by means of a health insurance certificate. Without this certificate students cannot enrol.
In Germany, there are two types of health insurance policies: public and private. After their 30th birthday or 14th semester, students can no longer benefit from reduced health insurance charges. In that situation they can either take out private health insurance or public health insurance on a voluntary basis.
If you have a private health insurance policy, a German health insurance provider can confirm that you are exempt from the domestic duty to obtain insurance. Such a confirmation can be issued by any public health insurance provider in Germany.
If you are a citizen of the EU and you have health insurance coverage in your country of residence, you can get the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). EHIC is sufficient for your stay in Germany and covers emergency treatments in all German hospitals. Please ask your health insurance provider in your country of residence whether your coverage is sufficient for your stay in Germany.
Upon enrolment at the HfMDK, you need a health insurance certificate issued in German language. You have to take out a health insurance policy with a German provider.