You are required by law to have appropriate health insurance for the duration of your stay in the Netherlands. Please check before you come to the Netherlands whether your insurance will cover the complete period of your stay abroad, and what type of coverage it consists of. If you do not take out health insurance, you risk having to pay a penalty plus a fine.
If you want to check if you have proper health insurance, please check your insurance with De Zorgverzekeringslijn. You might find out, that depending on your nationality and circumstances, you need to take out a private health insurance like AON.
You are advised to take out appropriate general third-party insurance (liability insurance). If you are a non-EEA/EU student requesting a residence permit through the UvA, a liability insurance is required.
The UvA has taken out the following insurances for students (and staff). In the event of an emergency or for further information on insurance policy conditions, please contact Mr Peter Wurtz, email@example.com.
All executive staff members, lecturers, other members of staff and students at the UvA, provided they live in the Netherlands and are under the age of 70, who are listed in the relevant records. This insurance only covers accidents suffered by the insured parties during:
All visiting lecturers, interns and PhD students under the age of 70 who are listed in the relevant records. This insurance only covers accidents suffered by the insured parties during:
The following applies to foreign insured parties:
underwriters are entitled to arrange for any permanent disability to be assessed in the Netherlands, whereby any travel costs incurred by the insured party will not be borne by the insurer; any loss or damage must be reported prior to departure from the Netherlands and settled as far as possible; any loss or damage following departure will not be processed; all correspondence relating to claim settlement must take place via the policyholder in the Netherlands.
All participants in open days organised by the UvA whose names are listed in the relevant records. This insurance only covers accidents suffered by insured parties during their presence in UvA buildings or defined sites.
This insurance also includes an accident section; this cover is secondary to the cover under the group accident insurance.
Should circumstances occur between the time of booking and travel that require you to postpone or even cancel a trip, the travel agency will impose charges that may amount to as much as the total travel costs. With the cancellation insurance, the total travel costs due will be reimbursed should you cancel the entire trip.
If delays (such as on arrival) or other circumstances force you to cut short or interrupt your trip, you will be compensated for the holiday days not taken.
The cancellation insurance is part of the collective group travel insurance taken out for the UvA. In short, the cancellation insurance provides the following cover: reimbursement of cancellation charges, unused travel days and for delays at departure or arrival.
The following events are insured:
To report cancellation charges, complete the claim form (Schadeformulier annuleringsverzekering, only in Dutch) below and send it to Mr P. Wurtz You can also contact Mr. Wurtz if you have questions or if you want more information.
Claim form (Schadeformulier annuleringsverzekering)