Health Insurance

Insure yourself properly

When preparing for your stay in the Netherlands, it is very important to ensure that you will be properly insured during your stay. By law, it is mandatory to have health insurance. We also recommend taking out liability insurance.

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers student insurance with the Aon insurance company. Aon offers a complete cross border insurance policy for international students all over the world.

When you are admitted to one of the programmes at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences you will be informed about the Aon insurance by the Centre of International Affairs office. For an overview of the coverage, please visit the Aon website.

If you would like CoIA to arrange this for you and have not yet notified us, please do so by sending us an e-mail. The insurance policy and documentation will be sent to you by e-mail. The insurance fee will be specified on your invoice. Please be aware that this insurance arranged by the school does not cover pre-existing conditions. Note: if you would like CoIA to arrange health insurance for you this insurance will be valid only for the first academic year. After the first academic year you need to extend the insurance yourself. Please contact Aon for more information about extending your insurance.

If you decide to take a part-time job you need a different health insurance. This is called 'Basic health insurance' ('Basiszorgverzekering' in Dutch). Please be aware that it is your own responsibility to have appropriate heath insurance. For more information about insurance requirements in the Netherlands please click here.    

Please note that if you visit a dentist or doctor (GP) you will need to pay in cash. Do not forget to ask for the receipt as you will need it in order to claim the amount with your insurance company.

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