All German and foreign students must prove at the time of enrolment that they have health insurance. You cannot enrol without proof of health insurance.
There are two types of health insurance in Germany: statutory or public, and private. After your 30th birthday or after the 14th semester of study you can no longer obtain statutory health insurance at the cheap student rate. Your options then are either to take out private health insurance or to insure yourself voluntarily with a statutory health insurance fund.
The certificate of health insurance must show the insurance number and if available the company number of the health insurance fund.
If you have private health insurance you must present a certificate of exemption from “statutory compulsory insurance.” This certificate can be issued by any statutory health insurance fund.
Students who do not fulfil their obligations as stipulated by the Social Security Code with respect to the responsible health insurance fund and therefore have no insurance cover will be de-registered.
If you are an EU citizen please obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from your current health insurer. The card is sufficient for your study period and covers in particular emergency treatment in any German hospital. Please ask your health insurance company in your home country whether your insurance cover will be sufficient for Germany.
When you enrol at the HfMDK you need German proof of health insurance. While in Germany you must insure yourself with a German statutory health insurance fund.