Health insurance before arrival

Moving to the Netherlands and worried about healthcare? Then you’re in the right place! We’ll go over everything you need to arrange health insurance-wise before your arrival.

Health insurance is compulsory

In the Netherlands, having health insurance is required by law. Everyone who lives, studies or works in the Netherlands is required to have some form of valid health insurance. What form depends on your situation.

If you’re coming to Maastricht to study, we highly recommend that you start looking into your health insurance before you arrive; this might end up saving you a lot of trouble and money. Some students may even need to take out the required health insurance before their arrival. Others may not be able to do so until they get to Maastricht, and yet others may not have to do anything. In this section, we’ll cover the most common scenarios for arriving students, and the insurance requirements applicable to each.

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