If you live in the Netherlands, you are obliged by law to have health insurance. The third party liability insurance cover is strongly recommended, as well as the repatriation insurance cover. Fontys University of Applied Science cannot be held liable if a student/trainee does not have (sufficient) insurance cover. Every student enrolled at Fontys is expected to have fulfilled his/her insurance obligations.

If you do not require a residence permit, you are free to select any student insurance company.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION If you only have a EHIC card, you are not sufficiently insured. EHIC card is only valid for a short period and provides limited cover.

Fontys recommends the international student-minded insurance company InsureToStudy. As a Fontys student you will get a discount! Populair is the Master Plan which covers healthcare (existing conditions are not covered), extraordinary costs, repatriation, liability, accidents, legal aid and baggage & household goods. If you use this link you will be forwarded to an application portal. If you fill in the institution code "FONTYSITS" you will automatically receive the Fontys discount. Note you have to use your email address.

The Master Plan+, covers the same as the master plan but also covers the existing health conditions.

If you require an entry visa and/or residence permit, insurance will form a part of the immigration procedure, which Fontys will arrange on your behalf. Fontys offers a low cost, tailor made insurance called InsureToStudy. Master Plan+ is a package which covers healthcare including existing conditions for instance asthma, diabetes, eczema, migraines, but also disadvantages have continued from previous operations, extraordinary costs, repatriation, liability, accidents, legal aid and baggage & household goods. Fontys will apply this insurance on your behalf. InsureToStudy will contact you about the payment of the premium.

During your stay in the Netherlands you are obliged to be insured. You are free tough to extend this insurance (InsureToStudy) or to change the insurance company after the first year.

The Fontys Master of Architecture is a part-time study combining study and work experience. International students having a residence permit STUDY must adjust their ITS student insurance by combining it with the Holland Zorg basic health insurance. Contact InsureToStudy for more information about this combination. All students combining study and work can make use of this offer and combine the InsureToStudy insurance with the Holland Zorg basic health insurance. This combination makes it easy to switch from work to no-work, even daily.

You are not allowed to take out a public Dutch health insurance if you are in the Netherlands for study purposes only.

More information about working while studying