Technische Universität Berlin

Proof of Health Insurance

If you have not yet turned 30, you must submit proof of health insurance when enrolling.

Proof for German nationals

If you have statutory health insurance, you are only required to provide a current "Versicherungsbescheinigung zur Vorlage bei der Hochschule” (proof of insurance for submission to the university). Nearly every German statutory health insurance provider will issue you this. It typically consists of three pages or sections. To enroll, you only need to submit the first page or section.

A copy of your health insurance card is not sufficient.

If you have private health insurance in Germany, contact a statutory health insurer of your choice to request a waiver. Submit your waiver certificate to tuPORT when enrolling. The waiver cannot be revoked; it is valid for the entire period of study in Germany. Be sure to file it away safely.

 

No statutory health insurance in Germany or waiver of statutory health insurance

EU citizens

If you are a citizen of another European Union country and have statutory insurance in your home country, you can provide proof of this with a copy of your valid European Health Insurance Card (upload in tuPORT when enrolling).
You can also go to any German statutory health insurer and obtain a waiver. Proof of existing statutory health insurance in another EU country exists in the form of the “E 111” form or a European Health Insurance Card. Please note that this changes if you become employed or if you start self-employment in Germany. In this case you must be insured according to German law.

If you have private health insurance in your home country or Germany, you can go to any German statutory health insurer to obtain a waiver. Upload this waiver to tuPORT when enrolling.

The waiver cannot be revoked; it is valid for the entire period of study in Germany. Be sure to file it away safely.

Non EU-citizens

If you have statutory or private health insurance in your home country or you have private health insurance in Germany, you can go to any German statutory health insurer to obtain a waiver.
You must then submit this waiver to TU Berlin.

The waiver cannot be revoked; it is valid for the entire period of study in Germany. Be sure to file it away safely.

Winter semester 2020/21: Exceptional arrangement for students studying at TU Berlin from abroad (online studies exclusively)

In case you won’t be able to be physically present at TU Berlin in the winter semester 2020/21 and are therefore planning to study from abroad by taking exclusively online classes and modules, you can request a waiver from a German statutory health insurer. The waiver document confirms that you are currently not obliged to statutory health insurance.

This document is not a permanent waiver of German compulsory health insurance according § 8 SGB V.

For all questions on this, please contact a German statutory health insurer of your choice. A document from TU Berlin confirming that you’re studying exclusively online might be required. You can download this document named “Onlinestudium” (online studies) from your TUB account (tuPORT) in the app “Notices and certificates”.

This waiver certificate issued by a German statutory health insurer must be submitted to TU Berlin for enrolment by uploading it as a PDF file onto tuPORT as “Current proof of health insurance”. It is valid for only one semester. A regular proof of health insurance (as described above) must be uploaded onto tuPORT when re-registering for the summer semester 2021.

Please consider, if you enter Germany during the winter semester 2020/2021, the waiver will become invalid and you have to insure at a German compulsory health insurance since the beginning of your enrollment as described above. Health insurance fees have to be paid since the beginning of enrollment as well.

Further information are available in the letter of the GKV Spitzenverband.

 

What if my German health insurer is asking if my master's program is a consecutive or continuing education program?

Please first refer to Section 23 (3) of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz - BerlHG).

It defines master’s programs as either consecutive or continuing education programs.

You will find information regarding the type of master's program you are studying in its respective study and examination regulations. Generally this information is available in Section 1.

For example, the study and examination regulations for the Civil Engineering master’s program of 18 January October 2017:

Section 1 - Scope of application
These study and examination regulations determine the aims and form of the study program as well as the requirements and details on how the examinations are carried out in the consecutive master’s program in Civil Engineering. They supplement the General Study and Examination Regulations of Technische Universität Berlin (AllgStuPO) with requirements specific to the degree program.

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