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.
A student who has been granted residence permit for study is not covered by the Estonian Health Insurance Fund (Haigekassa), unless they are employed in Estonia or have the right of permanent residence or a long-term residence permit.
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 of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.
Health insurance contract must be valid in Estonia during the whole nominal study period.
First year degree students are required to present a copy of the health insurance to the International Student Recruitment and Admissions Division located U03-211A (Ehitajate tee 5).
FAQ: Do I need 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.