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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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.