Everyone in the Netherlands must have an insurance for medical expenses. As a foreign student you will need to take out a healthcare insurance and we strongly advise to take out a third-party liability insurance. Also make sure you have a travel insurance.
As a EU-student, you are not required to take out a Dutch public healthcare insurance if you are already insured in your home country. Your insurance company can provide you with the European Health Insurance Card. Before you leave, we would advise you to check with your insurance company whether everything is covered for your study abroad. Note that as soon as you have a part-time job next to your studies or do a paid internship, you have to take out a Dutch public healthcare insurance.
Non-EU students without a paid internship or job are covered with a private healthcare insurance. Note that as soon as you have a part-time job next to your studies or do a paid internship, you have to take out a Dutch public healthcare insurance.
Possible insurance companies
There are two insurance companies in The Netherlands specialised in insurances for foreign students.