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Health insurance

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International students

This section describes how to arrange health insurance for your stay in the Netherlands. Please check before you come to the Netherlands whether your insurance will cover the complete period of your stay abroad, and what type of coverage it consists of.

Insurance is required

You are required by law to have appropriate health insurance for the duration of your stay in the Netherlands.

Health insurance requirements (international students)

Liability insurance

You are advised to take out an appropriate general third-party insurance (liability insurance). For non-EEA/EU students requesting a residence permit through the UvA, liability insurance is mandatory.