International students and guests 

Information for international students and guests

ERASMUS students

Please refer to the respective university’s ERASMUS information on their websites! The information for Humboldt-Universität is here (external link).

Internships and lab visits

Please refer to the information provided here (internal link).

General information for international students

Health insurance cover

During your stay in Germany and at the Berlin School of Mind you must have health insurance cover. Health insurance is a mandatory insurance in Germany. For shorter visits and stays an international health insurance from your own country ofter suffices.

Students and doctoral candidates coming to Germany to study will have to cover their own health insurance fees and will have to join a public or private health insurance company. If students are from an EU country, health insurance from their home country may suffice (please find out!).

For further information on health insurance, see here (Master’s students) and here (doctoral candidates).

Third-party private liability insurance  (Privathaftpflichtversicherung)

The website “How to Germany” writes: “The most important and yet the least expensive insurance cover you will need in Germany is third-party private liability insurance (Privathaftpflichtversicherung). It will provide cover to you or to any insured member of your family in the event that you commit an act for which a German court would consider you ordinarily negligent. Ordinary negligence could be a simple matter of damaging someone else’s property, for instance knocking over a vase while visiting a friend or in a shop, or causing an accident as a pedestrian by not crossing at the zebra crossing, causing bodily injury whilst engaging in sports activities.”

Third-party private liability insurance costs only around 50–60 euros per year, i.e. 4–5 euros per month. The cost of one mensa meal per month could save you literally millions of euros.

Read more about this and all other insurance on “How to Germany” (external link):

This page last updated on: 19 February 2018