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Dutch law requires every citizen to be insured for at least Health Care. Read the finer details here.

European students with an European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) need to be aware that EHIC is only an emergency health coverage and might not cover basic health insurance. 

Please note the conditions of the European Health Insurance might differ for each country. Please check with your insurance if all medical costs will be covered during your study in the Netherlands. 

If not, we strongly recommend to take out additional (health) insurance because medical care can be very expensive in the Netherlands.

Please visit the website for more information and insurance application. If you do not need to take out an additional (health) insurance, it’s Saxion urgent advice to European students (EU/EAA) to take out third-party liability insurance to cover any accidental damage or harm you may cause to other persons or property during your study in the Netherlands because he/she is immediately held financially responsible.

The usual coverage against liability is up to the amount of € 500,000. The International Office can arrange this for you at the insurance company AON.

The costs for the insurance are € 32,- per year. If you would like us to arrange this insurance, you can transfer an additional amount of € 32,- to Saxion before 31 August 2019.

Saxion will arrange the insurance for NON EU students at AON for the first year of their study programme. Before starting the study programme students will pay a total package fee to Saxion including tuition fee, visa&residence permit, insurance and housing. For the following year(s), students can extend their insurance by themselves online.

Please check this link or more information about the fee structure.

Insurance not arranged by Saxion 

Students should be aware that Saxion cannot arrange Travel Insurance, Property Insurance (for theft, fire, etc. in your home) or other types of insurance than the items mentioned above.