Dutch law requires everybody residing in the Netherlands to be insured against medical expenses. Which type of health insurance you need depends on your personal circumstances. It is important for all students to have health care insurance that is valid for their entire stay in the Netherlands. There are three possibilities:
• You have to take out Dutch public health care insurance: this applies mainly to foreign nationals who have a part-time job or do an internship in the Netherlands.
• Your insurance policy in your home country covers your stay in the Netherlands: this applies mainly to EU/EEA or Swiss nationals without a job or internship in the Netherlands.
• You have to take out a new or special insurance policy for your stay in the Netherlands: this applies mainly to non-EU/EEA or Swiss nationals without a job or internship in the Netherlands.
You are strongly advised to arrange third-party liability insurance for the duration of your stay. Liability insurance covers injury or damage that you accidentally cause to someone else or their property. If you don’t have a policy back home that will cover you while in the Netherlands, we can advise you to take out an insurance from AON Students’Insurance. Or get in touch with the International Office for further advice.
If you study with us, you may have to pay tuition fees. You'll have other expenses as well, such as rent, the cost of books, living expenses and visa charges.