Mandatory Health Insurance

In General:

All students in Germany are obligated to have health insurance. You cannot be enrolled at TUM without sufficient health insurance. 

Health insurance is not mandatory to receive admission at TUM. Before you can be enrolled, however, your health insurance status has to be confirmed by a digital notification sent from a German public health insurance company (AOK, TK, etc.) directly to TUM.

All applicants therefore need to contact a German public health insurance provider before enrollment – regardless of your country of origin.

Digital transmission of the insurance status

The public health insurance provider confirms that

  • you are already insured sufficiently
  • you are exempt from the insurance obligation.

This confirmation is free of charge. If your insurance coverage is not sufficient, then you must obtain statutory health insurance in Germany.

As soon as the statutory health insurance company can confirm your insurance status, it will be digitally transmitted to TUM (TUM’s number is H0001558). Without this notification from the health insurance company, you cannot be enrolled.

Until the digital notification arrives, there will be a suspension in your TUMonline account preventing you from being enrolled.

After the digital notification arrives, the suspension will be removed automatically.

Please note: If you change health insurance, your new health insurance provider must again confirm your insurance status to TUM.

Processing of digital notifications usually takes 2 working days. Please refrain from status requests during this timeframe.

If the suspension has not been removed after that time, please contact your health insurance company again so that the notification is re-sent correctly.

Exceptions and Info Sheet

Exemptions from mandatory health insurance apply to students who have reached the age of 30, to doctoral students and to participants preparatory studies at the Studienkolleg. They do not have to submit proof of their health insurance.

If you come to TUM as an international student, you are usually subject to mandatory health insurance. There are special regulations for individual countries. In case of doubt, please contact a statutory health insurance provider in Germany to clarify your status.

Our info sheet gives a summary of the most important facts.

Health Insurance Info Sheet

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