For the duration of the Applied Geophysics programme, you need to ensure that you have proper medical/health insurance. For this, you may need to take out medical insurance. Whichever choice you make, it is important that you are properly insured! Below, we give more information from each partner university about what you can expect in each country regarding insurance:
TU Delft, Netherlands: It is your responsibility to ensure that you have proper medical insurance for your stay in the Netherlands. Whether you need additional insurance depends on various factors. It is best if you take a moment and read our guidelines about insurance. Note that some insurances may also cover you in other European countries – so check to see if the insurance will also cover you for your semesters in Zurich and Aachen.
In addition to your own personal insurance, all TU Delft students are covered by TU Delft’s travel insurance. This insurance is for any TU Delft student who travels abroad for study purposes (internship or as part of their joint education program) and is in addition to your personal insurance. The TU Delft travel insurance is therefore not comprehensive and only covers the necessary medical costs directly related to an accident or sickness during your stay abroad (outside the Netherlands). More information about this insurance can be found on this page.
With COVID-19, however, the Dutch government issues traveling guidelines to which TU Delft adheres. The guidelines advise against traveling to countries which are ‘code orange’ or ‘code red’. This means that TU Delft students who travel, will not be covered by TU Delft’s travel insurance. TU Delft is also not liable for other risks associated with traveling during these times such as study delay and associated costs of such delays. As coordinating university, we have to inform you of this general TU Delft’s policy and the associated risks. You can also read about it on TU Delft’s website.
ETH Zurich, Switzerland: After arrival, the authorities will ask you to either apply for an exemption from the Swiss health insurance obligation (this is possible if you hold the European Health Insurance Card) or take out a student insurance package. Detailed information can be found at www.ethz.ch/health-insurance-for-students. Important: You are fully covered in the case of illness and accidents from the date of arrival, even if you only apply for the exemption or take out the insurance later on.
RWTH Aachen, Germany: The Dutch health insurance is recognized in Aachen (EU regulations) and thus you do not have to apply for a separate German health insurance plan if you have a Dutch health insurance plan. None-the-less, please check this with your insurance provider as medical treatment will become extremely expensive without a recognized health care coverage.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting us.