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Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Health insurance

Health insurance for your stay in Germany is mandatory.

First of all, please check, whether your existing health insurance covers treatment costs in Germany. This usually applies for EU citizens. Please contact your health insurance provider in any case, however.

If your existing insurance does not cover treatment costs in Germany, you need to extend it or take out additional insurance for the time of your stay in Germany. As a rule, guest researchers have to take out private health insurance.

You can find more information and links to various private insurance providers at Euraxess Germany, the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation's information and advice portal for international researchers.

If you choose an inexpensive travel insurance policy, please pay close attention to the risks that are not covered. Depending on your personal situation and needs, a more expensive insurance policy might be the better choice for you.

Scholarship holders please contact Ms. Schmidt ( for information concerning health insurance.