Applying for German health insurance is one of the first steps for you to think of before or shortly after your arrival. The International Office is there to help you find out which type of health insurance (public or private) is right for you, depending on your employment status at the AEI.
Germany has a national health insurance system. In spite of this, health insurance coverage is not automatic. Instead, you will have to fill out an application form and send it to a health insurance provider of your choice. The International Office is happy to support you with this procedure.
Since the application process may take up to two weeks, you must ensure that you have temporary (for example travel) health insurance for at least the first month of your stay in Germany.