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Health Insurance

General information

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Co-Insurance

If you fulfil the prerequisites for co-insurance (under 27, proof of achievement, similar to family allowance), then you can apply to be co-insured with your parents (also grandparents or stepparents), or with your spouse.

Student Insurance

If no other insurance protection is available, then the student has the possibility to insure him/herself at a preferential rate, currently 52,68 Euro per month.

PLEASE NOTE

All these insurance possibilities are only available by applying to a health insurance institution [Krankenversicherungsanstalt]. They must be renewed after each break during the study (e.g. in the case of obligatory insurance with a holiday job).

Requirements

  • Total income of less than 8,000 Euro per year
  • Adherence to the duration requirement (minimum period plus one semester per study period plus four semesters)
  • At most two course of study changes
  • No completed course of study

Additional information

Voluntary Self-Insurance

If none of the above-mentioned possibilities is applicable, you can insure yourself with voluntary self-insurance. In order not to be immediately classified at the maximum rate, you should apply for reduction of the fee basis directly with the application for voluntary self-insurance [freiwillige Selbstversicherung].

All these insurance possibilities are only available by applying to a health insurance institution [Krankenversicherungsanstalt]. They must be renewed after each break during the study (e.g. in the case of obligatory insurance with a holiday job).

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Further information is available e.g. from the Vienna District Health Insurance Fund [Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse].

 There is detailed information in the Internet under Austrian Student Union (ÖH) [Österreichische Hochschülerschaft (ÖH)]. There you can also get the Austrian Student Union social brochure and the brochure, "Studying and Working".

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Further information for all students, including those from non-EEA countries, is available at the Austrian Academic Guest Service (OEAD) [Österreichischer Akademischer Gästedienst (OEAD)].

Additional information can be found on the German website at HELP.gv.at.

Last update: 01.01.2016
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