Students under 26 years old and who are not employed can get free state-hospital care. However private international health insurance is highly recommended to purchase prior arrival in Romania to have all necessary covers and to get the Romanian student visa.
Students over 26 years old needs to purchase the National Health Insurance House (CNAS) to access to the free state-hospital care. However private international health insurance is highly recommended to purchase prior arrival in Romania to have all necessary covers and to get the Romanian student visa.
Highly recommended insurance : An international student health and assistance plan is necessary and highly recommended by all universities :
for obtaining the travel visa to Romania
for covering the medical costs until you are registered by the Romanian state hospital insurance
for taking in charge all assistance benefits necessary during your studies abroad
Repatriation to your home country
Ambulance by air, sea and ground
Search and rescue
Accidental death and disability benefits
Third party liability insurance
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 locals by the Romanian state hospital insurance.
Attention : 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 Romania also for EU/EEA nationals during the entire stay in Romania.