Future Student Updates (COVID-19)


General guidelines

In Germany, all students must have sufficient health insurance covering the following services:

  • medical and dental treatment
  • supply of pharmaceuticals, wound dressings, therapeutic and aid products
  • hospital treatment
  • medical services for rehabilitation
  • services during pregnancy and birth

If you are an EEA national, or from a country that has concluded a Social Security Agreement with Germany, you are exempt from the health insurance requirement upon providing proof of health insurance in your own country.

International students in Germany can be covered by either public or private health insurance.

A public health provider we may recommend to newly enrolled students is BARMER. After you have enrolled at Lancaster University Leipzig, we will assist you in applying for your public health insurance. 

BARMER: Special benefits

Electronic health insurance card

The electronic health insurance card gives you fast access to the best treatment and healthcare wherever you happen to be in Europe.

The costs are settled automatically simply by presenting your card, making the whole process significantly more convenient for you.

Getting a second opinion

If you have a special disease or are in need of an operation, we support you in getting a second opinion by arranging an appointment with a specialist or another top doctor via our waiting time management service.

Preventive care

As a special extra benefit, you can take advantage of our Skin Check free of charge every two years.


You can get the ”pill“ free of charge until your 22nd birthday (the statutory supplement is payable from your 18th birthday).

Medical information

The BARMER Teledoktor (Teledoctor) is on call around the clock to answer any questions you may have on medications or treatments – call free of charge on 0800 3333 500.

More info: www.barmer.de/teledoktor

100 percent reimbursement of the costs for travel vaccinations

Are certain vaccinations required for your travels abroad? We assume the full cost of these, so you have more money left over to enjoy your holiday.

Relax with the meditation app

When everything starts becoming a bit too much, 7Mind helps you keep your cool. BARMER policyholders can use the mindfulness training for a year free of charge.

Elective tariff: up to 100 euros cashback annually

With our Pro-Fit elective tariff, you can be reimbursed up to 100 euros each year if you make no or only a small number of claims.

Download BARMER Brochure

Your contact person at BARMER:

Michael Thude

Lange Str.40

04103 Leipzig


Mail: michael.thude(at)barmer.de

+49341 35047239

+49160 90456151