Health insurance

Students must have health insurance. You can only be enrolled or re-registered at the university if you have health insurance.

In Germany, students at state or state-recognized universities must have health and long-term care insurance. This means, you can only be enrolled (and re-registered) at the university if you are sure that you have health insurance. This does not apply to doctoral students.

Your insurance status will be transmitted electronically. On this page, we will explain what data we require from you so that this process can take place.

General information:
1. You must initiate the process.
2. Regardless of how you are insured: electronic transmission is always conducted via a statutory health insurance company. The transmission process takes up to 5 working days.
3. Enrollment will not take place until the electronic transmission of your statutory health insurance status has taken place.
4. The university informs the health insurance company of the beginning and end dates of your study program.

You can enter the data in C@MPUS during the enrollment process.

During the enrollment

During your enrollment, please enter the following information on C@MPUS:

  • Group: there are six different types of health insurance funds in Germany. Various health insurance companies such as the Techniker Krankenkasse, DAK or Barmer can be found under "alternative health insurance companies".
  • The name of your statutory health insurance company
  • Your insurance number (you can find this on your health insurance card; if you do not yet know your insurance number, please enter "unknown" or "X".)

At the same time, you must contact your health insurance company to let them know that you want to enroll with us. Insurance confirmation will then be sent directly to the University of Stuttgart by your statutory health insurance company via electronic data transfer (number of the University of Stuttgart: H0001519). A copy of your insurance card or a written membership certificate is not sufficient.

If you were previously insured with a private health insurance company through your parents, you can continue to take out private insurance. However, because health insurance is compulsory for students, in this case you must apply for exemption from statutory health insurance. During the enrollment process, please proceed as follows:

  1. In C@MPUS please click on: "I am exempt from insurance, exempt from compulsory insurance, or statutory health insurance obligations do not apply to me (e.g. privately insured)."
  2. Then, please contact your chosen statutory health insurance provider. They will send us your exemption electronically (number of the University of Stuttgart: H0001519). A written membership certificate from your private health insurance company is not sufficient for us.

No additional insurance is required in Germany for applicants and students from EU countries who have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This also applies for countries that have a social security agreement with Germany, e.g. Switzerland or Turkey. However, if this applies to you, you must still contact a German statutory health insurance company. Statutory health insurance companies transmit your insurance status direct to the University of Stuttgart via electronic data transfer. Please contact your insurance company in your home country about this procedure.

During the enrollment process, please proceed as follows:

  1. In C@MPUS please click on: "I am exempt from insurance, exempt from compulsory insurance, or statutory health insurance obligations do not apply to me (e.g. privately insured)."
  2.  Then please contact your chosen statutory health insurance provider. They will send us your insurance status electronically (number of the University of Stuttgart: H0001519). A copy of your EHIC card or a written certificate is not sufficient.

International prospective students: insurance

If you do not have health insurance that is recognized in Germany, you must take out health insurance in Germany. If you have any questions, please contact the International Office. During the enrollment process, please proceed as follows:

Statutory Health Insurance

During your enrollment, please submit the following information on C@MPUS:

  • Group: there are six different types of health insurance funds in Germany. Various health insurance companies such as the Techniker Krankenkasse, DAK or Barmer can be found under "alternative health insurance companies".
  • The name of your statutory health insurance company
  • Your insurance number (you can find this on your health insurance card; if you do not yet know your insurance number, please enter "unknown" or "X".)

At the same time, you must contact your health insurance company to let them know that you want to enroll with us. Please refer to the information provided to you by your health insurance company. Insurance confirmation will then be sent directly to the University of Stuttgart by your statutory health insurance company via electronic data transfer (number of the University of Stuttgart: H0001519). A copy of your insurance card or a written membership certificate is not sufficient.

If you are privately insured (e.g. via a scholarship program)

Because health insurance is compulsory for students, in this case you must apply for exemption from statutory health insurance. During the enrollment process, please proceed as follows:

  1. In C@MPUS please click on: "I am exempt from insurance, exempt from compulsory insurance, or statutory health insurance obligations do not apply to me (e.g. privately insured)."
  2. Then please contact your chosen statutory health insurance provider. They will send us your exemption electronically (number of the University of Stuttgart: H0001519). A written membership certificate from your private health insurance company is not sufficient.

International prospective students: insurance

Changes during your study program

Again, you must initiate this process and ask your health insurance company to report your insurance status to us.

If you change health insurance companies during your studies, your new health insurance must provide us with your insurance status electronically (number of the University of Stuttgart: H0001519). Otherwise it can result in your re-registration being blocked. This also applies if you have not paid your health and long-term care insurance contributions to the health insurance fund (so-called delayed payment). This will also be communicated to us and will result in your re-registration being blocked. Once you have paid your premiums, you must in turn ask your health insurance company to report your insurance status to us.

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