All international students who begin studies for a specialist degree at a German university must have health insurance coverage. No enrolment takes place without proof of health insurance coverage.
Informations about health insurance in Germany can be found here in 40 languages.
Physician or hospital?
- Physician: Takes care of common diseases. In case of fever, cough, pain or minor illness you visit the physician. Search for "Facharzt für Allgemeinmedizin" (general practitioner).
- Hospital: Takes care of emergencies and accidents. In case of severe pain or high fever you can go to the hospital, too.