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Proof of Health Insurance

Electronic exchange about proving the health insurance status

From 01.01.2022 there will be an electronic exchange between the health insurance company and the universities. If you are required to provide a proof of health insurance, please contact your current health insurance company and make sure that your health insurance company sends a notification to TU Berlin.

If you have not yet turned 30, you need a proof of health insurance when enrolling. You need to contact a statutory health insurance company and they will send TU Berlin a notification about your health insurance status.

If you enroll at TU Berlin as part of a multiple enrollment program, as a PhD student or if you have turned 30, you do not need a proof of health insurance.

You have statutory health insurance in Germany

If you have statutory health insurance in Germany, please contact your health insurance company by mentioning our sender number H0002271 and make sure your health insurance company will send TU Berlin a notification about your status.

You have NO statutory health insurance in Germany

If you are not subject to statutory health insurance in Germany, for example because you are privately insured or insured abroad (for example EHIC, German-Turkish social agreement) , you need:

an exemption from statutory health insurance in Germany. To apply for an exemption, please contact any statutory health insurance company by mentioning our sender number H0002271 and make sure they will send TU Berlin a notification about your health insurance status.

Please note:

  • The exemption from statutory health insurance cannot be revoked; it is valid for the entire period of study in Germany. Be sure to file the document away safely. Exception: If you have not been enrolled as a student for at least one month after being exmatriculated from your previous study program, you can choose again whether you want to apply for an exemption or for statutory health insurance before getting enrolled at TU Berlin.
  • If you become employed or if you start self-employment in Germany, you must be insured according to German law.
  • Proofs of private health insurance in Germany or health insurance in your home country or abroad (for example EHIC, German-Turkish social agreement) will NOT be recognized and will be rejected.

Winter semester 2021/2022: Exceptional arrangement

In case you won’t be able to be physically present at TU Berlin in the winter semester 2021/2022 due to the pandemic 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. We will check your health insurance status again when you want to re-register for the summer semester 2022.

Please consider, if you enter Germany during the winter semester 2021/2022, 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.

How to change my health insurance data?

If you change your health insurance during your studies at TU Berlin, so please contact your present health insurance company and make sure they will send the notification to TU Berlin.

 

Type of master's program

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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