All our international students must have health insurance while in Estonia. Below you will find information about insurance for both EU and non-EU students. Tallinn University of Technology doesn't provide insurance for students and interns.
If you are an EU citizen, please bring your European health insurance card (EHIC) or its replacement certificate to prove your eligibility for Estonian health care. You should apply for the card from the social service authorities in your home country before arriving in Estonia.
Please note that EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. It does not cover any private healthcare, dental care or costs such as a return flight to your home country or lost/stolen property. Please find more detailed information from the European Commission website. We highly recommend obtain an additional health insurance to EHIC.
You have to have an insurance contract guaranteeing that any costs related to your medical treatment as a result of illness or injury during your stay in Estonia will be met.
Non-EU students should follow the requirements for D-Visa.
Health insurance contract must be valid in Estonia during the whole study period.
FAQ: Do I need an additional health insurance?
Generally young people are healthy and they do not need any additional health care, but you never know what may happen.
1) A student became ill, friends called the ambulance, doctors came and made injection. Another student, who watched the procedure, fainted and hurt his neck. The treatment was quite long, uncomfortable and expensive.
2) Another student had pneumonia and spend couple of weeks in the hospital
where the treatment was expensive. He had insurance, everything was covered
by health insurance company.
3) Autumn Semester 2018, several exchange students broke their legs or arms.