Health & Insurance

From Salzburg to all over the world –
Information for outgoing students


You are obliged to take care of your own insurance cover during your stay abroad.

1) Accident and liability insurance

  • By paying the ÖH contribution
  • on the way to/at the host institution
  • Does not apply to liability claims in the USA, Australia, Canada.
  • See:  ÖH-Service for more information or insurance confirmation.

2) Health insurance

  • European health insurance applies within the 27 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland
  • Back of the  e-card
  • Check with your health insurance company about benefits and any additional health insurance you may need abroad.
  • In some cases, it is advisable to take out additional private health insurance – make sure to inquire about this with your health insurance institution well in advance of your departure.

3) (International) travel insurance: voluntary, but recommended

4) Optional: Free travel  registration for Austrian citizens at the BMEIA.
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From all over the world to Salzburg –
Information for incoming students

Health Insurance

Every student who is studying at the University of Salzburg needs a health insurance policy that is valid in Austria.

  • Citizens of EU take their E-Card to Salzburg.
  • In the case you have a valid national health insurance in a country that has concluded a social insurance agreement with Austria, you must bring along the A3 form for short stays, and the A4 form for stays where your primary residence (“Hauptwohnsitz”) is in Austria. Both forms are available from the respective national health insurance provider and can be exchanged for a confirmation of insurance at the relevant Austrian health insurance provider (“Gesundheitskasse”) that entitles you to medical treatment in Austria and can be presented at the residence authority.
  • If required, third country exchange students are entitled to buy health insurance for students in Salzburg with  Österreichische Gesundheitskasse (OeGK). The monthly costs are € 66.79 (as of 2023).
  • Find detailed information here Austrian Health Insurance

Special Medication

We recommend students who reqire special medication/treatments bring a prescription and/or medical instructions from their specialist at home.

Medical Treatment

There is no doctor’s office for students and staff on the university campus. In case of illness, students look for a doctor in private practice or go for treatment to the emergency room of the Salzburg Hospital (SALK).

Accident and Liability Insurance

All students must pay the Austrian Student Union mandatory fee to enroll at the University of Salzburg. This fee includes liability and accident insurance for damages or accidents that occur during courses at the university as well as in transit to and from the university. Get more information  here!

If students wish to have more extensive or other insurance cover, they must arrange this themselves.

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The PLUS department Family, Gender, Disability and Diversity invites students with special needs to receive the necessary support according to their own needs. The International Relations Office and FGDD are working closely together.

The  Austrian Student Union also provides sponsoring options for students suffering from fewer opportunities or who are encountering unforeseen problems.

Psychological Counselling

Students get assistance in personal development, guidance for academic, personal & psychological challenges free of charge.

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