What type of healthcare insurance do I need?Which type of insurance you need while living in the Netherlands depends heavily on your status in the Netherlands.
There are three types of healthcare insurances:
- Dutch basic (or public) healthcare insurance
- EU Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
- Private insurance
In general the below is the case
Student studying in the Netherlands private insurance is sufficient Student with a (part-time) job or paid internship Dutch basic healthcare insurance is required Salaried staff Dutch basic healthcare insurance is required PhD-student with a scholarship from the UG Dutch basic health insurance is required PhD-student with own funds or scholarship from abroad private insurance is sufficient
- UG’s Health insurance for staff webpage
- UG’s Health insurance for students webpage
- More information on healthcare insurance can be found on Study in Holland’s Health insurance page
Still unsure which type of insurance you need? Feel free to send an e-mail to contact us. Do not forget to mention your nationality, the purpose of your stay in the Netherlands, which (type of) insurance you currently have, and whether you have a (part-time) job or (paid) internship.
I received a letter from ZiN, CAK or SVB. What should I do?If you have received a letter from ZiN, CAK or the SVB, immediate action is required.
Please make scans of all the letters you received, and send them to contact us. The International Service Desk (ISD) will then inform you about the next step(s).
If you prefer to visit the desk with your letters, please make an appointment.