Visa/Residence Permit and Health Insurance
Visa and Residence permit
If applicable we, at the IRO, will forward your details to our visa office after processing your online exchange application. So rest assured that our visa office will come back to you in due time. In case the visa office did not contact you three months before the start of your SBE exchange semester please contact the IRO office via firstname.lastname@example.org (please mention your name, student number and home university).
For more information regarding immigration requirements and procedures, please visit the Student Service Centre Visa and Residence permit pages .
Healthcare and Liability Insurance
Medical costs can be very high in the Netherlands, especially if specialized help from a hospital is required. Therefore it is important to be properly insured.
International students in the Netherlands are required by law to have adequate health and third party liability insurance. We strongly recommend you to take out travel insurance as well, especially if you plan to travel during your stay.
You are responsible for taking out insurance; Maastricht University will NOT do this for you. Please check if your insurance policy in your home country covers your stay in The Netherlands, otherwise you will have to take out private insurance. You are free to find your own, but it is always your responsibility to check whether coverage is sufficient.
Health and liability insurances that do not meet the requirements are the student’s own responsibility. Maastricht University cannot be held responsible for any damage that may occur during your stay in Maastricht. For more information about insurance, please check the Netherlands Organisation for international cooperation in higher education (Nuffic) website and certainly check the information section of our Visa Office concerning Health Insurance .