International student health insurance Netherlands

For foreign students studying in Netherlands
  • Affordable premiums
  • Valid for visa
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Which student health insurance is required for the Netherlands (Dutch) student visa ?


Health insurance is mandatory in order to study in the Netherlands.

Non EU/EEA nationals (third country nationals)


Third countries students are those who’s nationality is non European Union or non European Economic Area country.

If you have a part-time job, internship or a job next to your studies, you need to be enrolled in the Dutch public health insurance.

If you dont work, you can purchase your own private international health and assistance insurance before arrival in the Netherlands. This insurance must meet the minimal Dutch requirements for covering medical treatments. 

An international student health and assistance plan has the following advantages :


  1. valid for obtaining the travel visa to the Netherlands

  2. valid for covering the medical costs

  3. valid for for taking in charge all assistance benefits during your studies abroad like :


  • Repatriation to your home country
  • Ambulance by air, sea and ground
  • Search and rescue
  • Accidental death and disability benefits
  • Third party liability insurance

EU/EEA Nationals

Students with nationality from EU/EEA countries can request in their home country the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Thanks this card, EU/EEA nationals can benefit of the same cover as the Netherlands .

However, the EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. It does not cover any travel protection, search and rescue, repatriation to the home country, emergency dental treatments, assistance… A private insurance is highly recommended in the Netherlands also for EU/EEA nationals during the entire stay in the Netherlands.