International applicants must have sufficient health insurance in order to study in Germany. This must cover the following services in Germany:
- medical and dental treatment
- supply of pharmaceuticals, wound dressings, therapeutic and aid products
- hospital treatment
- medical services for rehabilitation
- services during pregnancy and birth
In Germany, students can be covered by either public or private health insurance. An example of a public health provider would be BARMER.
Many students choose to use a Fintiba, a private provider that allows you setup both your health insurance and blocked account from your home country. Information on their services are available here: https://www.fintiba.com/
If you are an EEA national, or from a country that has concluded a Social Security Agreement with Germany, you are exempt from the health insurance requirement upon production of proof of health insurance in their own country.