Germany has a universal multi-payer health care system with two main types of health insurance: "Statutory Health Insurance" (Gesetzliche Kranken-versicherung) and "Private Health Insurance" (Private Krankenversicherung).
The German health care system is described at the website of EURAXESS Germany, the German section of the European Services Network for international scientists. Here you will find the necessary information that is important for you to know before leaving your home country. Please read the information carefully and decide which steps you want to take regarding insurance.
Special case: EU citizens
The following information applies to citizens of EU States, as well as citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, who are spending time abroad. EURAXESS EU Citizens