Visa/Residence Permit and Health Insurance

Visa and Residence permit
Please refer to the Student Service Centre Visa and Residence permit pages for more information regarding immigration requirements and procedures.

Healthcare and Liability Insurance
Medical costs can be very high in the Netherlands, especially if specialised 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. Maastricht University recommends Aon. Their insurance policies include health, liability and travel insurance. You are free to find your own, but it is always your responsibility to check whether coverage is sufficient.

Aon Student Insurance has developed a tailor made ICS Complete+ insurance for international students of Maastricht University. This ICS Complete+ insurance policy does not only meet the requirements for your visa application but also for the strict insurance requirements set by your university. For more information, go to Compulsory health insurance for international students.

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 Nuffic website and certainly check the information section of our Visa Office concerning Health Insurance.