A Guide to German Health Insurance for International Students

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A Guide to German Health Insurance for International Students Being a student in Germany is inspiring and fulfilling but you have to take care of the practicalities, including arranging suitable health insurance, an essential part of being in a foreign country for a significant period of time. There are many other considerations, such as possibly … Continue reading “A Guide to German Health Insurance for International Students”

Dual Studies in Germany – study and work oppertunities

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Dual Stufdies in Germany for International Students German universities offer a specialised form of higher education program known as Dual Studies. This program combines practical and theoretical elements of instruction in order to offer students real-world experience alongside a more traditional university experience. Dual Stufdies in Germany provide a number of advantages for students, such … Continue reading “Dual Studies in Germany – study and work oppertunities”

German Hospitals: Payment, Insurance and Quality of Care

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There are three basic categories of German hospitals: privately owned, charity funded and government funded. Unlike the U.K., Germany does not offer free healthcare and patients will need to either pay the costs themselves or via a previously set up insurance scheme in order to receive hospital treatment. This is still applicable even if the … Continue reading “German Hospitals: Payment, Insurance and Quality of Care”

Advice for Accessing Pharmacies and Medication in Germany

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Pharmacies in Germany, known as Apotheke, is the place to buy over the counter medicines and access prescription drugs. The Apotheke is easily found by the large red letter ‘A’ that is always displayed in the window.It is important that the Apotheke is not confused with the German drugstore, or Drogerie, as they do not … Continue reading “Advice for Accessing Pharmacies and Medication in Germany”

Tuition Fees in Germany

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Through a 2005 court ruling regarding tuition fees Germany allowed its universities the unprecedented right to charge students for their services. Before the new laws, thanks to governmental subsidization, the cost of higher education for a student was so little that the service was practically free. How the “Tuition Fee Experiment” Developed The court decision … Continue reading “Tuition Fees in Germany”

The Advantages of Studying in Germany

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Germany’s universities have earned an impressive global reputation built on a history of success in both the quality of education and important achievements. For centuries, German universities have been at the forefront of academic research in a diverse number of fields including scientific understanding, musical achievement and philosophical thought. Studying in Germany grants access to … Continue reading “The Advantages of Studying in Germany”

International students in Germany

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What makes Germany so attractive to overseas students? Germany ranks fourth in the world’s top study destinations after the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Students are attracted by the many benefits offered by German universities such as exceptional teaching standards, low tuition fees, secure campus sites and a high standard of living. Add … Continue reading “International students in Germany”

Understanding Private Health Insurance in Germany

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When it comes to health insurance Germany has two options: public and private. They differ substantially and need to be properly understood. Unlike public insurance, which is compulsory for anyone working in Germany, the private option can be accessed only by people who earn a monthly income higher than a set threshold and who have … Continue reading “Understanding Private Health Insurance in Germany”

What you need to know about health insurance Germany

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There have been changes in recent years to the health insurance Germany benefits from and people can take advantage of the government’s public health insurance (also known as the statutory system) as well as opt for private health insurance. Features of statutory health insurance Those who have health insurance cover through the country’s statutory system … Continue reading “What you need to know about health insurance Germany”

Freelancing in Germany: Have you got your Health Insurance?

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Since 2009 all workers in Germany, whether temporary or permanent, including freelance workers, are required by law to have a private or state health insurance policy in place in order to work in Germany: this includes foreign workers, whether they are EU citizens or otherwise. There are numerous national and international insurance companies offering healthcare … Continue reading “Freelancing in Germany: Have you got your Health Insurance?”