Compulsory Health Insurance in Germany

All Burg students (including exchange students) must prove upon enrolment that they have sufficient health insurance coverage in Germany, according to BURG standards.

Statutory insurance policies from EU member countries and from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, and Macedonia are also valid in Germany. All you need to do is apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) at your home insurance company. You must present the EHIC when you enroll.

Citizens from the following contracting countries please contact the following national companies in order to get a valid health insurance card. You must present this card when you enroll. Then, just take this card to a statutory health insurance company upon arrival in Halle and request a certificate of exemption from the health insurance requirement. Our university is cooperating with the Techniker Krankenkasse and can advice you. (Please ask before travelling which costs will be covered by your agency. Foreign insurance companies do not always pay for all the costs of medical treatment in Germany. In such cases, you will be obliged to pay for additional expenses yourself.)


Countries                 Code of the Card      Information at

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina     BH6                www.for.com.ba
  • Macedonia                     D/RM111        www.fzo.org.mk
  • Montenegro                   DE/MNE111   www.fzocg.me
  • Serbia                             DE 111 SRB     www.zso.gov.rs
  • Turkey                            A/T11               www.sgk.gov.tr
  • Tunisia                          A/TN11            www.cnam.visadb.com

Students from all other countries must sign up for health coverage in Germany with either a state or private health insurance provider. Our University is cooperating with the Techniker Krankenkasse and we can advice you. The current prices there are: 90,66 € per month for students aged up to 23 years and 92,29 € per month for students aged from 23 years on. 

contact person

Bernhard Frank Lange  

International Office
Campus Design, Kutscherhaus
Neuwerk 7a, 1. OG
T +49 (0) 345 7751 555
international@burg-halle.de

office hours

Monday and Tuesday      10–12 am
Thursday                                  2-4 pm

and on appointment