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Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for everyone seeking to enrol at a German university. You can either take out German statutory health insurance (appr. 80 € per month) or prove that you are sufficiently covered by a foreign or private health insurance policy by presenting either an EHIC card or an exemption certificate ("Befreiungsbescheinigung") issued by German statutory health insurance company.

To complete your enrolment at the University of Cologne, please upload either a membership certificate of a German statutory health insurance or an EHIC card or an exemption certificate issued by a German statutory health insurance in KLIPS 2.0.

PLEASE NOTE: If you take out German statutory health insurance, the insurance will not start until October 1 or April 1 (beginning of semester). If you arrive prior to this date, we recommend you take out private travel health insurance in the meantime.