Step 4: Health insurance

Please note: The previous paper-based proof of insurance will be replaced at Otto von Guericke University by the paperless, electronic student registration procedure (SMV). A notification of the statutory health insurance in paper form but 01.01.2022 is therefore no longer possible! You can find more information here.


As EU-citizen: If you are EU citizen, there is not much to do here. If you have an European health insurance card from your home country (as displayed on the left), you do not need an additional health insurance. Unfortunately, not all doctors can understand English and the least are interested to contact your insurance company. Thus, it is recommended to contact a German health insurance to have a contact person for emergencies. Please register at AOK, DAK, IKK or TK or any other health fund with your health insurance card. It is usually free of charge and you get a mediator to settle German doctors.

More info about the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)


As non-EU-citizen: You must have health insurance cover for the entire period of your stay . You have the choice between statutory and private health insurances, but it is recommended to choose the statutory health insurance. By choosing a private health insurance you had to check whether they conform to the services under § 11 SGB V, Section 1-3. All statutory health insurance funds meet those services.

The membership fee in statutory health insurance (including nursing care insurance) is currently approx. 120 euros per month for students up to the age of 30.

Checklist for the registration at a health insurance:

  • current address
  • passport photo
  • bank details (can also be provided later if you don't yet have a bank account)
  • certificate of enrollment of the University of Magdeburg

A detailed overview of health insurance can be found on the International Office website.

Last Modification: 14.11.2022 - Contact Person: Webmaster