Health Insurance

Exemption from compulsory Health Insurance - COVID19

International students from so-called third countries who do not stay in Germany during their studies are exempt from compulsory health insurance in the summer semester 2020, winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2021. Third countries are all countries that do not belong to the European Economic Area (EEA) - member states of the EU and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

However, if you enter the country during the semester, e.g. to take part in an exam or a course on campus, then you must pay the health insurance contributions retroactively for the entire semester, or submit an application for partial reimbursement of the contributions to your health insurance company. For more information, contact your health insurance provider.

Complete the confirmation below, and upload the signed document to your application (issued by a public health insurance company): Exemption from Compulsory Health Insurance.

In General:

All students are required to have health insurance in Germany. This means that you cannot be enrolled without proof of recognized health insurance.

You do not need proof of health insurance for admission. Only after you have been granted admission do you need to provide proof of valid health insurance for enrollment.

All applicants must contact a German statutory health insurance company (AOK, TK, Barmer, DAK, etc.) before enrolling at Landshut University of Applied Sciences - regardless of which country they come from.

The statutory health insurance company will confirm whether you

  •     are already insured
  •     or are exempt from compulsory insurance.


This check is free of charge for you. If you do not have sufficient health insurance coverage for Germany yet, you must take out statutory health insurance. You will then have to submit the confirmation of insurance from the health insurance company at the latest when you enroll at Landshut University.